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Name: TUSCAN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 06/09/1941
Launched: 28/05/1942
Completed: 01/03/1943
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1663
Dimensions: 1802disp - 2530disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 14.2(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 4 x 1 x 2pdr guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
4 x depth charge throwers, 2 x depth charge rails
(1952: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins, 1 x 2 x 40mm, 5 x 1 x 40mm guns; 2 x Squid AS mortars)
History:
01/03/1943 British Royal Navy
26/05/1966 Broken up
Comments: 1952: Undertook a Type 16 frigate conversion
26/05/1966: Arrived at Bo'ness for breaking up by P & W MacLellan Ltd


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

Above photo is copyright of Allan Green

After conversion. Photo courtesy of Photoship