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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY C D SHIPS *

19)DECOY (DESTROYER)




Completed: 1933


Displacement: 1,375 tons


Length: 329 ft


Beam: 33 ft


Draught: 12 ft


Propulsion: Three x Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilersParsons geared steam turbines, 36,000 shp on two shafts


Speed: 36 kts


Complement: 145


Range: 5,500 miles


Armament: 4 x QF4.7 in Mk. IX L/45 (119 mm) guns, single mounts CP Mk.XIV, 1 x QF 12 pdr 20 cwt Mk.I L/45 (3 in / 76.2 mm), single mount HA Mk.? (removed 1936), 2 x QF 2 pdr Mk.II L/39 (40 mm) guns, single mounts Mk.II, 8 (4x2) tubes for 21 in (533 mm) torpedoes, 1 rack for 20 x depth charges


In December 1939 HMS Decoy was nominated for transfer to Freetown for convoy defence and interception of the German raiders. In January 1940 she was detached for duty in Atlantic and took passage to Freetown remained there until April. In September 1942 returned from duties in the Pacific with a new assignment at Freetown via Cape of Good Hope.


Operating in the South Atlantic, she picked up 41 survivors of the British merchantman Quebec City, which was torpedoed and sunk by the  U-156 on 19 September 1942 north-northwest of the Ascension Island.


Tansferred to Royal Canadian Navy April 1943, renamed Kootenay.


Completed: 1933


Displacement: 1,375 tons


Length: 329 ft


Beam: 33 ft


Draught: 12 ft


Propulsion: Three x Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilersParsons geared steam turbines, 36,000 shp on two shafts


Speed: 36 kts


Complement: 145


Range: 5,500 miles


Armament: 4 x QF4.7 in Mk. IX L/45 (119 mm) guns, single mounts CP Mk.XIV, 1 x QF 12 pdr 20 cwt Mk.I L/45 (3 in / 76.2 mm), single mount HA Mk.? (removed 1936), 2 x QF 2 pdr Mk.II L/39 (40 mm) guns, single mounts Mk.II, 8 (4x2) tubes for 21 in (533 mm) torpedoes, 1 rack for 20 x depth charges


In December 1939 HMS Decoy was nominated for transfer to Freetown for convoy defence and interception of the German raiders. In January 1940 she was detached for duty in Atlantic and took passage to Freetown remained there until April. In September 1942 returned from duties in the Pacific with a new assignment at Freetown via Cape of Good Hope.


Operating in the South Atlantic, she picked up 41 survivors of the British merchantman Quebec City, which was torpedoed and sunk by the  U-156 on 19 September 1942 north-northwest of the Ascension Island.


Tansferred to Royal Canadian Navy April 1943, renamed Kootenay.

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