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Name: ENCOUNTER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 15/03/1933
Launched: 29/03/1934
Completed: 02/11/1934
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 588
Dimensions: 1423disp - 1923disp, 318.3 x 33.3 x 8.7(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 36000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.6knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 20 x depth charges
History:
02/11/1934 British Royal Navy
01/03/1942 Sank
Comments: 01/03/1942: Scuttled after being disabled in a gun battle with Japanese cruisers
at the Second Battle of the Java Sea


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