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

7)WALLFLOWER (CORVETTE)



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Completed: 1940


Displacement: 940 tons full 1,180 tons


Length: 62,48 meters


Beam: 10,06 meters


Draught: 4,04 meters


Armament: 1 × 102mm, 1 × 40mm , 4-6 × 20mm / 12.7mm,  ASW (0-1×hedgehog, 1-2×DCL, 1-2×DCR)


Propulsion: 2 × S.E cylindrical boilers, 1 × vertical triple expansion reciprocating engines @ 2750 hp, 1 (shaft)


Speed: 16 kts


Sensors and processing systems: 1 × Type 271 RADAR from March 1941, 1 × Type 123A or Type 127DV sonar


Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)


Complement: 85


Deployed south Atlantic station at Freetown early in 1942 for convoy and escort duties. Eventually went south on patrolling missions to Cape area.  


 

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