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

20)DERBYSHIRE (ARMED M. CRUISER)



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Completed: 1935


Displacement: 11,660 tons


Length:  501 ft 6 in


Beam: 66 ft 3 in


Draught: 29 ft 5 in


Speed: 15.5 kts


The ship was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. In the south Atlantic she remained from May to  November 41 at Freetown Escort Force. From December 41 to  February 42 she was assigned at South Atlantic Station.


 

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