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Name: GROVE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 28/08/1940
Launched: 29/05/1941
Completed: 26/01/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1597
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:
26/01/1942 British Royal Navy
12/06/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the Hunt Class (Type II) of destroyers
06/1942: Grounded at Tobruk and damaged the port screw, speed reduced to 8.5knots
12/06/1942: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U77 whilst returning to Alexandria