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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY A B SHIPS

13)ASTER (CORVETTE)



Photo. www.navsource.org  Above PG 93 USS Intensity 



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


Complement: 85


Some activities performed at the south Atlantic station by HMS Aster. 

Thursday, 15th January 1942

ASTER departed Simonstown at 1110 G.M.T. for Capetown.

ASTER arrived at 1655 G.M.T. at Capetown.


Tuesday, 27th January 1942

ASTER departed Capetown at 1448 G.M.T. for Durban by inshore route, speed of advance 12 knots.


Friday, 30th January 1942

ASTER arrived Durban at 1235Z.


Fate: Mined on 6 May 1942 in Courrier Bay, Madagascar at 12-12S, 49-19E. Foundered the following day while under tow.


 

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