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Name: WRESTLER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 13/07/1917
Launched: 25/02/1918
Completed: 15/05/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1057
Dimensions: 1100disp - 1457disp, 300.0 x 29.5 x 8.5ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 27000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 3.0ins guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes; depthcharges
(1943: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins, 1 x 12pdr guns; 1 x Hedgehog; 4 x A/S mortars; depthcharges)
History:
15/05/1918 British Royal Navy
20/07/1944 Broken up
Comments: Member of the W Class
01/1943: Converted to a long range escort at Sheerness DY
06/06/1944: Damaged by mine off Juno Beach, Normandy
Declared a constructive total loss & not repaired
20/07/1944: Sold to J Cashmore for breaking up at Newport


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