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Name: SOLEBAY
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 03/02/1943
Launched: 22/02/1944
Completed: 11/10/1945
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 659
Dimensions: 2325disp - 3300disp, 355.0 x 40.25 x 10.75(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 50000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 35.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins QF, 4 x 2 x 40mm AA, 4 x 1 x 20mm guns; 2 x 5 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
11/10/1945 British Royal Navy
11/08/1967 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Battle Class (First Group) of destroyers
Delay in outfitting caused by late delivery of the fire control tower & systems
10/08/1967: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
07/11/1967: Breaking up commenced
03/12/1968: Breaking up completed


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