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Name: STUART
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 18/10/1917
Launched: 22/08/1918
Completed: 21/12/1918
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 507
Dimensions: 1530disp - 2053disp, 320.0 x 31.8 x 9.25(draft) ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 4.7ins, 1 x 3.0ins guns, 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
21/12/1918 British Royal Navy
1935 Royal Australian Navy
03/02/1947 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Scott Class of destroyer leaders
1935: Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy
30/09/1940: Forced Italian submarine GONDAR to surrender
03/1941: Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
04/1941: Assisted in the evacuation of troops from Greece
05/1941: Assisted in the evacuation of troops from Crete
08/1941: Returned to Australia with damaged engine
04/1942: Engine repaired but then stayed in Australian waters
1944: Converted into a fast store ship and troop transport
03/02/1947: Sold to T Carr & Co for breaking up at Sydney


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Allan C Green collection

Above photo is copyright of the Allan C Green collection

Above photo is copyright of the Allan C Green collection

Above photo is copyright of the Allan C Green collection