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Name: VERSATILE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 31/01/1917
Launched: 31/10/1917
Completed: 11/02/1918
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 494
Dimensions: 1300disp, 300.0 x 26.8 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x geared turbines, 27000shp
Engines by: Brown-Curtis, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 12pdr, 2 x 2pdr QF guns, 2 x 2 x 21inch torpedo
History:
11/02/1918 British Royal Navy
08/1948 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty V/W Class
1939: Converted to a long-range escort
08/1948: Sold for breaking up at Granton
01/1949: Breaking up commenced