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Name: MEYNELL
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 10/08/1939
Launched: 07/06/1940
Completed: 30/12/1940
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1579
Dimensions: 1000disp - 1340disp, 278.8 x 28.8 x 10.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, Parsons type, 19000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF guns; depth charges
History:
30/12/1940 British Royal Navy
1954 Government of Ecuador; renamed PRESIDENTE VELASCO IBARRA
05/05/1978 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Type I) of destroyers
1955: Refitted by JS White at Cowes, IoW
05/05/1978: Stricken and broken up


Above photo as MEYNELL courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as PRESIDENTE VELASCO IBARRA courtesy of Photoship