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Name: ESKIMO
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 05/08/1936
Launched: 03/09/1937
Completed: 30/12/1938
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 8
Dimensions: 1960disp - 2520disp, 355.5 x 36.5 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, 44000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
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:
30/12/1938 British Royal Navy
02/06/1949 Broken up
Comments: A member of the TRIBAL Class
04/1940: Lost her bow in the 2nd Battle of Narvik
07/1943: Extensively damaged by German dive bombers during invasion of Sicily
02/06/1949: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
20/06/1949: Breaking up commenced by West of Scotland Shipbreakers


ESKIMO glides down the ways and MASHONA awaits her turn. Photo is copyright of Newcastle Journal

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

ESKIMO & JAVELIN (L - R) at the breakers. Above photo is courtesy of Photoship