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Name: CORUNNA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/04/1944
Launched: 29/05/1945
Completed: 06/06/1947
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1713
Dimensions: 2315disp - 3290disp, 379.0 x 40.5 x 12.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 50000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.5ins QF, 2 x 1 x 4.0ins QF guns, 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes, depth charges
History:
06/06/1947 British Royal Navy
11/09/1975 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Battle Class (Group II)
1962: Converted to an aircraft direction ship with long range radar
1962: 4.0ins guns and torpedo tubes removed
1962: 1 x 4 x Seacat anti-air missile & 1 x Squid anti-submarine mortar added
23/11/1974: Arrived at Sunderland to be broken up by H Kitson Vickers
11/09/1975: Transferred to Blyth & broken up by CF Booth


Above photo, before conversion, courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, after conversion, courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, after conversion, courtesy of Photoship

Above photo taken 23/11/1974 is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo taken 23/11/1974 is copyright of Peter Crichton