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Name: QUAIL
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 27/09/1940
Launched: 01/06/1942
Completed: 07/01/1943
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 635
Dimensions: 1692disp - 2411disp, 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:
07/01/1943 British Royal Navy
18/06/1944 Sank
Comments: Member of the Q Class of destroyers
15/11/1943: Mined whilst on patrol in the Adriatic.
16/11/1943: Beached to await salvage
12/1943: Towed to Bari for temporary repairs
04/1944: Towed to Taranto
18/06/1944: Sank in the Gulf of Taranto whilst under tow to Malta


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