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

30)DUNVEGAN CASTLE ( A M C)



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Completed: 1936


Displacement: 15007 tons


Length: 540 ft


Beam: 72 ft


Draught: 37,8 ft


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


Armament: 7x 152mm, 2x 76mm


Speed: 18 kts


Dunvegan Castle was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in September 1939 with her sister ship Dunnottar Castle and converted by her builders to an armed merchant cruiser. She served in the south Atlantic Station from January to April 40. From May to August she was detached to serve  South Atlantic at Freetown Escort Force. Dunvegan Castle was torpedoed by the German U-Boat U46 some 120 miles/220km off the SW Irish coast on 27 August 1940. Four Officers and 23 Ratings were killed and 12 were wounded. 250 survivors, were landed in Scotland.


 

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