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Name: YORK
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 16/05/1927
Launched: 17/07/1928
Completed: 06/05/1930
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 967
Dimensions: 8250disp, 575.0 x 57.0 x 20.3(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Parsons type geared steam turbines, 80000shp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.3knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 8.0ins, 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF AA, 2 x 1 x 2pdr AA guns, 2 x 3 x 21ins torpedoes
History:
06/05/1930 British Royal Navy
26/03/1941 Beached
Comments: Built with an aircraft hanger under the bridge, hence high bridge structure.
However the hanger was never used
26/03/1941: Rammed amidships at Suda Bay by 2 Italian explosive motorboats.
Beached at Suda Bay, Crete to prevent sinking.
18/05/1941: Bombed by German aircraft and damaged beyond repair
22/05/1941: Main guns wrecked by demolition charges to prevent use by Germans
02/1953: Wreck salvaged and towed to Bari for breaking up which began 03/03/1953


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Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

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