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Name: VIMIERA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 23/10/1916
Launched: 22/06/1917
Completed: 19/09/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1043
Dimensions: 1300disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 8.6(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 27000shp
Engines by: Parsons Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 3.0ins QF guns, 2 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
19/09/1917 British Royal Navy
09/01/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admiralty V/W Class of destroyers
Built for easy conversion into a minelayer
09/01/1942: Sunk by mine off the East Spile Buoy in the Thames Estuary
96 of the 110 crew died


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