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Name: QUALITY
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 10/10/1940
Launched: 06/10/1941
Completed: 07/09/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1603
Dimensions: 1692disp - 2411disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
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 AA guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
4 x depth charge throwers, 2 x depth charge rails
History:
07/09/1942 British Royal Navy
08/10/1945 Royal Australian Navy
10/04/1958 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Q Class of destroyers
1950: Designated for conversion to an anti-submarine frigate
Delays to other conversions & cost over-runs, lead to cancellation of project
10/04/1958: Sold to Mitsubishi Co of Japan for breaking up at Tokyo


Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum