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HMS Havelock

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HMS Havelock
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History
Name HMAS Havelock
Owner British Admiralty
Builder J. Samuel White, Cowes
Launched 16 Oct 1939
Completed 10 Feb 1940
In service 10 Feb 1940
Out of service 31 Oct 1946
Fate scrapped at Inverkeithing on 31 Oct 1946
General characteristics
Type Brazilian H Class destroyer
Tonnage 1,350 tons
Length 98.5 metres
Beam 10.1 metres
Depth 3.8 metres
Propulsion twin shaft steam turbines
Speed 36 knots (67 km/h)
Capacity crew of 152



Remarks

Originally ordered by the Brazilian Navy, she was taken over by the Admiralty on 5 Sep 1939 when WW2 commenced. Renamed Havelock she participated in the ill fated Norwegian Campaign in May 1940 and was assigned to convoy escort and anti-submarine patrols in the North Atlantic until late 1944. SHe was an escort for the Norwegian Government in Exile's return to Norway on 27 ay 1945


Armament: Guns: 3 × 1 - QF 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mk IX gun; 2 × 4 - .50 cal machine guns; Torpedoes: 2 × 4 - 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes; and Depth Charges: 110 × depth charges, 3 rails and 8 throwers.

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