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Name: WATERHEN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 07/1917
Launched: 26/03/1918
Completed: 17/04/1918
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 880
Dimensions: 1100disp, 300.0 x 26.8 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, geared, 27000shp
Engines by: Brown-Curtis, Glasgow
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 Modified R 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 photos copyright of Allan Green

Above photo at Toulon copyright of Marius Bar

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