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Name: ERIDGE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 27/03/1940
Launched: 20/08/1940
Completed: 10/02/1941
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1581
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:
10/02/1941 British Royal Navy
10/1946 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Type II) of destroyers
29/08/1942: Torpedoed & damaged off Egypt, by Italian MTB. Damage not repaired
Used as a base ship at Alexandria for the rest of the war
10/1946: Broken up at Alexandria


Above photo courtesy of Photoship