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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY J K L M SHIPS

2)KELT (ARMED TRAWLER)



Photo by Clive Shaw



Completed: 1939 


Displacement: 455 tons 


Length: 138 ft 


Beam: 23 ft 


Draught: 13 ft 


Propulsion: 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, 1 screw 


Armament: 2 × 12 pounder guns AA 


Complement: 30 


HMS Kelt in the south Atlantic station rescued 24 surviors from the Norwegian Merchant Sydhav sunk 06/03/42 by U 505 in pos.  04º 47’N  14º 57’W. They were taken to Freetown. Sydhav was ladden with 11,400 tons of oil. After war HMS Kelt was sold to Belgium. HMS Kelt FY 112, was part of a group based Freetown providing patrol and escort duties. 



S.S Sydhaw. Photo. www.sjohistorie.no


 

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