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

29)DUNNOTAR CASTLE (A M C)



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Completed: 1936 


Displacement: 15007 tons


Length: 560 ft 


Beam: 72 ft 


Draught: 22,2 ft 


Propulsion: Burmeister & Wain Diesels as built, in 1959 refitted with Fiat diesel-engines 


Armament: 7x 152mm, 2x 76mm 


Speed: 18 kts 


At the outbreak of the war, Dunnottar Castle was converted into an armed merchant cruiser by the Royal Navy. She departed on her first tour of duty on October 14, 1939. In 1942, she commenced duties as troop ship. 1942. Sent  on a secret mission to erect a meteorological and wireless station on Tristan da Cunha on 5.04.42.


From October 39 to April 40 Dunnotar Castle saw service at South Atlantic Station. Returned May 40 to  November 41 when served to the Freetown Escort Force. Returned December 41 until  May 42 to the South Atlantic Station. Decommissioned from Naval service 1948.


 

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