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Name: ATHABASKAN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 31/10/1940
Launched: 15/11/1941
Completed: 15/02/1943
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 28
Dimensions: 1960disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 44000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns;
1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rack & 2 x throwers
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 N of Ile de Batz by German destroyer escort T24
128 of the crew died


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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