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Name: TARTAR
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/08/1936
Launched: 21/10/1937
Completed: 10/03/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1529
Dimensions: 1850disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 44430hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins guns; 1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
2 x depth charge throwers, 1 x depth charge rail
History:
10/03/1939 British Royal Navy
06/01/1948 Broken up
Comments: A member of the TRIBAL Class of destroyers
Laid up for 17 weeks before delivery, awaiting availability of guns
06/01/1948: Sold to J Cashmore for breaking up at Newport (Mons)


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