Search: Sort by:
 
 
  Search

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

14)WOODRUFF (CORVETTE)



Photo. www.naval-history.net



Completed: February, 1941


Displacement: 940 tons max. 1180 tons


Length: 62.48 m


Beam: 10.06 m


Draught: 4.04 m


Propulsion:2 × SE boiler , Power: 2750HP


Speed: 16 knots


Range: 5000nm at 10kts


Complement: 80


Armament:  1 x 101.6 mm , 1 x 40 mm , 4-6 x 20mm or 12.7 mm , 2 x  charge thrower , 1 x charge thrower (Hedgehog) HMS Woodruff took part in the rescue of US Merchant Flora McDonald which was sunk in the south Atlantic on 30/05/43 by U- 126 in position 07º 15”N 13º20”W. The vessel had 7 dead and 63 survivors. The still burning vessel was  towed by HMS Woodruff, HMS Tamarisk, HMS Milford and HMS Zwarte Zee  for Freetown at 5.5 knots.


At 18.00 hours on 1 June, they beached the ship in Freetown Harbor where the cargo of rubber was salvaged. The Liberty ship burned for 16 days and was later declared a total loss. 


 

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MAY FIND SIMILAR

Copyright www.sixtant.net 2007/2017