TYNE BUILT SHIPS
  A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Ship Name

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ



Name: WHITSHED
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 03/06/1918
Launched: 31/01/1919
Completed: 11/07/1919
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1103
Dimensions: 1140disp - 1550disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 9.0ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 30000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 2 x 1 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
(1940: 1 x 2 x 6pdr, 3 x 1 x 4.7 QF, 1 x 3.0ins AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr QF guns;
1 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes)
History:
11/07/1919 British Royal Navy
02/1947 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty Modified W Class
1940: Rebuilt as a short range escort
02/1947: Sold to BISCO for breaking up
04/1948: Arrived at Gateshead for breaking up by JJ King Ltd


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship