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Name: WHELP
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 01/05/1942
Launched: 03/06/1943
Completed: 26/04/1944
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 656
Dimensions: 1710disp - 2530disp, 339.5 x 35.7 x 10.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 37.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF, 1 x 2 x 40mm, 4 x AA guns;
2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes, 4 x depth charge throwers
History:
26/04/1944 British Royal Navy
23/02/1952 Government of South Africa; renamed SIMON VAN DER STEL
1976 Broken up
Comments: Member of the W Class of destroyers
1962 to 1964: Modernised & converted into a Type 15 frigate
1976: Broken up at Durban


Above photo as WHELP courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as WHELP courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as WHELP courtesy of Photoship

Photo as SIMON VAN DER STEL, Type 15 Frigate, courtesy of Lloyd Bacon

Copied and digitised by Terry Summerson from the original Shipyard Data Books. Click HERE to enlarge.

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This record is now held by Tyne and Wear Archive Services.