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Name: SUPERB
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 23/06/1942
Launched: 31/08/1943
Completed: 16/11/1945
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1683
Dimensions: 8885disp - 11560disp, 538.0 x 63.5 x 17.25(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 72500shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 31.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 3 x 6.0ins, 5 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 4 x 4 x 2pdr, 2 x 1 x 2pdr guns;
2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rail
History:
16/11/1945 British Royal Navy
08/08/1960 Broken up
Comments: A member of the MINOTAUR Class of Light Cruisers
Allocated pennant number C25
1957: Laid up in the Gareloch
08/08/1960: Broken up by Arnott Young at Dalmuir


Above photo copyright of Wright & Logan

Above photo copyright of Wright & Logan

Above photo copyright of Wright & Logan