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ROYAL NAVY LOSSES IN SOUTH ATLANTIC - 9 SHIPS

5)HMS SPANIARD FY 144




Sister ship HMS Moonstone. Photo. www.ww2f.com 



 


Completed: 1939 


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 


Complement: 30 


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.


 

 

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