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Name: WESSEX
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 23/05/1917
Launched: 12/03/1918
Completed: 11/05/1918
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 497
Dimensions: 1100disp - 1457disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 8.5ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 27000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4ins QF, 2 x 1 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
11/05/1918 British Royal Navy
24/05/1940 Sank
Comments: Member of the W Class & assigned pennant F32 later D43
24/05/1940: Sunk by bombs in an air attack off Calais


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