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Name: SAUMAREZ
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 24/09/1941
Launched: 20/11/1942
Completed: 01/07/1943
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 650
Dimensions: 1780disp - 2505disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 14.2(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 2 x 40mm, 4 x 2 x 20mm guns;
2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes, 4 x depth charge throwers
History:
01/07/1943 British Royal Navy
10/1950 Broken up
Comments: Member of the S Class of destroyers
22/10/1946: Mined & heavily damaged in the Corfu channel
21/11/1946: After portion arrived at Malta under tow
08/09/1950: Handed over to British Iron & Steel Corp (BISCO)
Towed to Gibraltar and then to the UK
12/10/1950: Arrived at Charlestown for breaking up
24/10/1950: Breaking up commenced by Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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