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Name: NAIAD
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 26/08/1937
Launched: 03/02/1939
Completed: 20/07/1940
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 613
Dimensions: 5600disp - 6850disp, 485.0 x 50.5 x 14.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 62000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 5.25ins QF, 2 x 2 x 2pdr guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
24/07/1940 British Royal Navy
11/03/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the Dido Class of Light Cruisers
11/03/1942: Sunk by torpedoes from U-Boat U565, south of Crete


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