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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: 1090disp - 1480disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 8.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, SR geared, 27000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 3.0ins QF guns, 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes;
(1943: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins, 1 x 12pdr AA, 1 x Hedgehog, 4 x A/S mortars, depthcharges)
History:
11/02/1918 British Royal Navy
08/1948 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty V/W Class
1943: Converted to a long-range escort
08/1948: Sold for breaking up at Granton
01/1949: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo, taken post 1943, is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo, taken post 1943, is copyright of the Imperial War Museum