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Name: SANDWICH
Type: Minesweeping Sloop
Keel: 09/02/1928
Launched: 29/09/1928
Completed: 23/03/1929
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 556
Dimensions: 1045disp - 1361disp, 250.0 x 34.0 x 9.1ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 2000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins guns
History:
23/03/1929 British Royal Navy
08/01/1946 Unknown owner; renamed PRINCE ALBERT
1947 Hui Bon Hua, Tunis; renamed AMOY
18/02/1948 Sank
Comments: 1946: Converted to a cargo ship
18/02/1948: Foundered off La Nouvelle
On a voyage from Oran to Sete with a cargo of fruit & vegetables


Above photo as SANDWICH courtesy of Photoship

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

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