Sister ship HMS Moonstone. Photo. www.ww2f.com
Displacement: 455 tons
Length: 138 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Draught: 13 ft
Propulsion: 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, 1 screw
Armament: 2 × 12 pounder guns AA
HMS Spaniard FY 144, was part of a group based Freetown providing patrol and escort duties. She along with HMS Kelt FY 112 and HMS Bengaly FY 165 were lost due to a explosion at their berth at Lagos Nigeria caused by an oil spillage on 5 Dec 42. Nearly 100 people died.