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Name: TOWER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 08/09/1916
Launched: 05/04/1917
Completed: 11/08/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1027
Dimensions: 1085disp, 265.0 x 26.7 x 8.7(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 27000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 2pdr QF guns, 2 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
08/1917 British Royal Navy
17/05/1928 Broken up
Comments: Member of the "Modified R Class" with slightly increased dimensions and 2 funnels
17/05/1928: Sold for breaking up by John Cashmore Ltd at Newport


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