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Name: AFRIDI
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 09/06/1936
Launched: 08/06/1937
Completed: 03/05/1938
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 6
Dimensions: 1850disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 44430hp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF AA, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins QF AA guns;
1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rack & 2 x throwers
History:
03/05/1938 British Royal Navy
03/05/1940 Sank
Comments: A member of the TRIBAL Class
03/05/1940: Sunk by bombs from German aircraft, 200 miles NW of Trondheim
92 crew including soldiers evacuated from Norway died


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship