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ROYAL NAVY AT FREETOWN (V W) - V W - 16 PAGES

13)WIVERN (DESTROYER)



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Completed: 1917


Displacement: 1,316-1,339 tons


Length: 300 ft


Beam: 26, 9 ft


Draught: 9 ft standard, 11 ft 3 in deep


Propulsion: 3 Yarrow-type Water-tube boilers (White-Forster type in Valentine), Brown-Curtis steam turbines (Parsons in ValentineValhalla), 2 shafts, 27,500 shp


Armament: 4 x QF 4 in Mk.V (102mm L/45) guns, mount P Mk.I , 2 x QF 2 pdr Mk.II "pom-pom" (40 mm L/39) anti-aircraft guns 4 (2x2) tubes for 21-inch (530 mm) torpedoes 


Speed: 34 Kts


Complement: 115


HMS Wivern served at south Atlantic Station base Freetown from Feb 1942 to January  1943 to support allied landings in North Africa. Operated in south Atlantic  in several convoy Escort duties. 


 

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