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Name: BRAZEN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 22/07/1929
Launched: 25/07/1930
Completed: 08/04/1931
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 997
Dimensions: 1360disp, 323.0 x 32.25 x 12.25(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Parsons geared turbines, 34000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 35.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 4.7ins, 2 x 2pdr AA guns, 2 x 4 x 21inch torpedo
History:
08/04/1931 British Royal Navy
20/07/1940 Sank
Comments: Member of the B Class; cost 221,156
20/07/1940: Whilst escorting Convoy CW7 she was attacked by German dive bombers. The shock effect from several near misses broke her keel and then she was hit in the engine room.
BRAZEN sank 6 miles SE of Folkstone. Only one member of her crew was killed during the attack and her gunners claimed to have shot down three Junkers Ju 87 Stukas


Above photo copyright of World Naval Ships