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Name: ATHABASKAN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 19/09/1940
Launched: 23/09/1941
Completed: 30/11/1942
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 28
Dimensions: 1850disp - 2520disp, 364.7 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 44430hp
Engines by: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins, 1 x 4 x 2pdr guns; 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; depth charges
History:
15/02/1943 Royal Canadian Navy
29/04/1944 Sank
Comments: A member of the Admiralty TRIBAL Class of destroyers
27/08/1943: Damaged by German glide bomb in the Bay of Biscay
29/04/1944: Torpedoed & sunk in the Channel by German destroyer escort T24
128 crew died.


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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