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Name: BLANCHE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 31/07/1929
Launched: 29/05/1930
Completed: 14/02/1931
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 565
Dimensions: 1358disp - 1767disp, 312.0 x 32.3 x 8.6(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 34000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.7knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 2 x 1 x 2pdr QF guns, 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
14/02/1931 British Royal Navy
13/11/1939 Sank
Comments: Member of the B Class of destroyers
13/11/1939: Mined and sunk in the Thames estuary


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