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Name: NEWCASTLE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 04/10/1934
Launched: 23/01/1936
Completed: 05/03/1937
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 2
Dimensions: 9100disp - 11350disp, 558.0 x 61.8 x 21.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 75000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes & 2 x seaplanes
History:
05/03/1937 British Royal Navy
19/08/1959 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Town Class of Light Cruisers
Laid down as MINOTAUR
15/06/1942: Torpedoed in the bow by E-Boat S56
1943: New bows constructed at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York
19/08/1959: Arrived at Faslane for breaking up


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