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Name: ULSTER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/11/1941
Launched: 09/11/1942
Completed: 30/06/1943
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1671
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
(1954: 1 x 2 x 4.0ins, 1 x 2 x 40mm guns; 2 x Limbo AS mortars)
History:
30/06/1943 British Royal Navy
02/11/1980 Broken up
Comments: Member of the U Class of destroyers
1955: Converted to a Type 15 frigate at Chatham dockyard
02/11/1980: Broken up by TW Ward Ltd at Inverkeithing


Above photo copyright of The Imperial War Museum

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

After conversion. Above photo copyright of Richard Parsons