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Name: WHIRLWIND
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 22/06/1942
Launched: 30/08/1943
Completed: 20/07/1944
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 657
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
29/10/1974 Sank
Comments: Member of the W Class of destroyers
1953: Modernised & converted into a Type 15 frigate
29/10/1974: Sunk as a target in Cardigan Bay


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, after conversion, courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, after conversion, courtesy of Photoship

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