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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 copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

After conversion. Photo courtesy of Photoship