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Name: SAINTES
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 08/06/1943
Launched: 16/07/1944
Completed: 27/09/1946
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 660
Dimensions: 2493disp - 3266disp, 355.0 x 40.3 x 13.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 50000shp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 32.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins, 6 x 1 x 40mm, 2 x 2 x 40mm guns;
2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedo tubes
History:
27/09/1946 British Royal Navy
01/09/1972 Broken up
Comments: Initially fitted with a trial MkVI 4.5ins mounting fwd of the bridge
MkVI was replaced with the standard 4.5ins at a later date
Squid depth charge mortar added during a 1950s refit
01/09/1972: Broken up at Cairnryan by Shipbreaking (Queenborough) Ltd


Above photo showing trial MkVI in position is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing trial MkVI in position is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing standard armament is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing standard armament is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Copied and digitised by Terry Summerson from the original Shipyard Data Books. Click HERE to enlarge.

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