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Name: S G B 5
Type: Steam Gun Boat
Keel: 17/02/1941
Launched: 17/08/1941
Completed: 01/04/1942
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 647
Dimensions: 175disp - 255disp, 135.3 x 23.3 x 5.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 8000shp
Engines by: Metropolitan-Vickers "Metrovick", Manchester
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 2pdr, 2 x 2 x 0.5ins guns, 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
01/04/1942 British Royal Navy
07/1942 Named GREY OWL
15/12/1949 Broken up
Comments: 19/08/1942: Damaged in the raid on Dieppe. Subsequently repaired
1944: Converted to a fast minelayer
15/12/1949: Sold to BISCO for breaking up
Final armament may have been: 1 x 3.0ins, 2 x 1 x 6pdr guns,
Plus: 2 x 2 x 0.5ins guns, 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes


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