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Name: WELSHMAN
Type: Minelayer
Keel: 08/06/1939
Launched: 04/09/1940
Completed: 12/08/1941
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 623
Dimensions: 2650disp - 3415disp, 400.5 x 40.0 x 11.3(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 72000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 40.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr guns, 156 x naval mines
History:
25/08/1941 British Royal Navy
01/02/1943 Sank
Comments: A member of the Abdiel class of minelayers
01/02/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U167 east of Tobruk. 152 crew died.


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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