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Name: COVENTRY launched as CORSAIR
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 04/08/1916
Launched: 06/07/1917
Completed: 08/02/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1035
Dimensions: 4180disp - 4950disp, 425.0 x 43.0 x 14.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 40,000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins, 2 x 2pdr guns; 4 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
(1935: 10 x 1 x 4.0ins AA guns)
History:
08/02/1918 British Royal Navy
14/09/1942 Sank
Comments: A member of the CERES class of 5 ships
06/07/1917: Launched as CORSAIR
1935: Converted to a prototype anti-aircraft cruiser
12/1940: Lost bow to a torpedo attack.
1941: Lost replacement bow during sea trials
14/09/1942: Bombed by Italian aircraft off Tobruk.
Scuttled by HMS ZULU. 63 crew died.


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

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Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above: COVENTRY burning off Tobruk. Photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum, NF Hurst collection