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

6)LONDONDERRY (SLOOP)



Photo. en.wikipedia.org



Completed:  1935


Displacement:  990 tons (1490 Full load)


Length:  76 ft


Beam:  36 ft


Draught:  7, 6 ft


Propulsion:  Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers,  2 shafts


Armament:  Two 4.7-inch QF guns,  One 3 -inch  and Four 3 pounder guns.


Complement:  100


Speed:  16,5 kts


HMS Londonderry  while in the south Atlantic station rescued 1 survivor, an Officer from British Merchant Cingalese Prince sunk 20 Sep 41 by U-11 in pos. 02º 00’S 25º 30”W. Another survivor was rescued by HMS Weston and the remaining 15 crew members and three gunners were rescued after 12 days by the Spanish merchant Castillo Montjuich and landed at St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. The master, 48 crew members and eight gunners were lost.



British Merchant Cingalese Prince. Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


 

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