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Name: QUADRANT
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 20/09/1940
Launched: 28/02/1942
Completed: 26/11/1942
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 634
Dimensions: 1750disp - 2388disp, 339.5 x 35.8 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr, 6 x 1 x 20mm guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes, depth charges
History:
28/11/1942 British Royal Navy
18/10/1945 Royal Australian Navy
16/08/1957 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Q Class of destroyers
18/10/1945: Commenced long-term loan to the Royal Australian Navy
04/1950: Commenced conversion into a fast anti-submarine frigate
Conversion carried out by Williamstown Naval Dockyard, Melbourne
Armament then 2 x 4.0ins, 2 x 40mm Bofors guns; 2 Squid anti-submarine mortars
16/07/1953: Returned to service with RAN
16/08/1957: Sold for breaking up by Kinoshita & Co Ltd, Japan


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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