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Name: ESK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 24/03/1933
Launched: 19/03/1934
Completed: 28/09/1934
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1479
Dimensions: 1405disp - 1940disp, 318.3 x 33.3 x 12.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR Geared, Parsons type, 36000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 35.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 4 x 1 x 2pdr, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins AA guns;
2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes, 2 x depth charge throwers, 1 x depth charge rail
(1939: 2 x 1 x 4.7ins, 2 x 4 x 0.5ins QF guns; 60 x mines)
History:
28/09/1934 British Royal Navy
31/08/1940 Sank
Comments: A member of the E Class of destroyers. Pennant number H15
Cost 247,279 to build, excluding Admiralty supplied items such as weapons
07/09/1939: Converted for use as a minelayer
31/08/1940: Hit 2 x mines north of Texel. Broke in two & sank
127 of the crew were killed


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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship