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Name: PENN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/12/1939
Launched: 12/02/1941
Completed: 10/02/1942
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 1640disp - 2250disp, 328.8 x 35.0 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR Geared, 40000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.8knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 4.0ins AA, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 4 x 1 x 20mm AA guns; 1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
4 x depth charge throwers; (1944: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins AA guns)
History:
10/02/1942 British Royal Navy
31/01/1950 Broken up
Comments: A member of the P Class of War Emergency Destroyers
1942: Involved in Operation Pedestal, delivering a desperately needed convoy to Malta
Destroyers PENN & LEDBURY towed the sinking tanker OHIO into Valetta
31/01/1950: Sold for breaking up
09/02/1951: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
13/03/1951: Breaking up commenced by West of Scotland Shipbreakers


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing PENN, OHIO & LEDBURY (L-R) is copyright of the Imperial War Museum