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Name: BICESTER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 29/05/1940
Launched: 05/09/1941
Completed: 18/06/1942
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 630
Dimensions: 1050disp, 279.8 x 31.5 x 8.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x geared steam turbines, 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:
18/06/1942 British Royal Navy
22/08/1956 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Hunt Type II Class of destroyers
22/08/1956: Broken up at Grays, Essex by TW Ward Ltd