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Name: PETARD launched as PERSISTENT
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/12/1939
Launched: 27/03/1941
Completed: 15/06/1942
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 23
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:
15/06/1942 British Royal Navy
06/1967 Broken up
Comments: A member of the P Class of War Emergency Destroyers
Launched as PERSISTENT
Allocated pennant number G56
12/1955: Converted to a Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate by Harland & Wolff
1 x 2 x 4.0ins, 7 x 20mm guns; 2 x Squid A/S mortars; 1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
Allocated pennant number F26
06/1967: Broken up by PW McLellan at Bo'ness


Above photo, taken pre-1944, is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above photo, showing converted form, is courtesy of Photoship