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Name: COSSACK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 14/06/1936
Launched: 08/06/1937
Completed: 10/06/1938
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 7
Dimensions: 1960disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR geared, 44000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 4.7ins QF, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns;
1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 1 x depth charge rack & 2 x throwers
History:
07/06/1938 British Royal Navy
27/10/1941 Sank
Comments: A member of the TRIBAL Class of destroyers. Cost 341,082
16/02/1940: Instrumental in the ALTMARK Incident, freeing 299 British prisoners of war
23/10/1941: Torpedoed by U-Boat U563 when escorting a convoy from Gibraltar to the UK
27/10/1941: Taken in tow but foundered in bad weather 200 miles west of Gibraltar
159 crew died


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