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7)CMT DROGOU


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Completed: 1941


Displacement:  940 tons


Length:  205 ft


Beam:  33 ft


Draught:  11,5 ft


Propulsion: 1939-1940 program, single shaft, 2 × fire tube Scotch boilers, 1 × 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine, 2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)


Armament:  1 × 4 inch BL Mk.IX single gun, 2 × Vickers .50 machine guns (twin), 2 × .303 inch Lewis machine gun (twin), 2 × Mk.II depth charge throwers, 2 × depth charge rails with 40 depth charges, originally fitted with minesweeping gear, later removed


Range: 3,500 miles


Complement: 85


Speed: 16 kts


On 19/Dec/43, Commandant Drogou rescued the master, 67 crew members, ten gunners and 14 passengers from Brith Merchant Phemius sunk by U-515 in pos. 05º 01”N 00º 17” W and landed them at Takoradi on 20 December. Phemius was loaded with 4544 tons of government stores including general cargo and mail. 


 

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