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Name: WATERHEN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 07/1917
Launched: 26/03/1918
Completed: 17/04/1918
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 880
Dimensions: 1100disp - 1457disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 8.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 27000shp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 2pdr guns, 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
11/11/1918 British Royal Navy
1933 Royal Australian Navy
30/06/1941 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admiralty W Class of destroyers
1933: Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy
30/12/1940: Collided with & sank anti-submarine trawler BANDALERO
29/06/1941: Damaged & disabled by Axis bombing 90 miles from Tobruk
30/06/1941: Sank whilst under tow by HMS DEFENDER


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo is copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo at Toulon is copyright of Marius Bar

In dock at Cockatoo Island. Photo is copyright of the RAN Heritage Collection