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Name: WRYNECK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 07/1917
Launched: 13/05/1918
Completed: 11/11/1918
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 879
Dimensions: 1100disp, 300.0 x 26.8 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, geared, 27000shp
Engines by: Parsons & Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 2pdr guns, 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
(03/1940: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 4 x machine guns, 2 x depth charge racks)
History:
11/11/1918 British Royal Navy
27/04/1941 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admiralty W Class of destroyers
03/1940: Completed conversion at Gibraltar to a fast escort ship
27/04/1941: Sunk by German aircraft 20 miles east of Cape
Maleas, Greece, in position 3630'N 2334'E
WRYNECK had on board survivors from the Dutch troopship SLAMAT
About 600 crew & troops died