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Name: CALPE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/06/1940
Launched: 28/04/1941
Completed: 24/11/1941
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1595
Dimensions: 1050disp - 1430disp, 264.2 x 31.5 x 8.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 19000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x depth charge throwers;
1 x depth charge rail
History:
24/11/1941 British Royal Navy
1952 Government of Denmark; renamed ROLF KRAKE
1966 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Type II) of destroyers
1952: On loan to the Danish Government
1961: Purchased by the Danish Government
1966: Broken up in Denmark


Above photo as CALPE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ROLF KRAKE courtesy of Photoship