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Name: BEDALE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 25/05/1940
Launched: 23/07/1941
Completed: 09/05/1942
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 629
Dimensions: 1050disp - 1430disp, 264.0 x 31.5 x 8.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 19000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr guns, 110 depth charges
History:
09/05/1942 British Royal Navy
1942 Polish Navy; renamed SLAZAK
1945 British Royal Navy; renamed BEDALE
1952 Indian Navy; renamed GODAVARI
1979 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Hunt Type II Class of destroyers
17/04/1942: Transferred on loan to Poland before completion
1952: Leased to the Indian Navy
04/1959: Lease converted into a sale
Served as a training ship
23/03/1976: Ran aground in the Maldives & damaged beyond repair
1979: Broken up in India


Above photo as SLAZAK courtesy of Photoship

Copied and digitised by Terry Summerson from the original Shipyard Data Books. Click HERE to enlarge.

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