HMS Bedouin (F67)

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HMS Bedouin (F67) off Iceland c1941.jpg
HMS Bedouin at Hvalfjörður, Iceland
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Bedouin
Builder: William Denny, Dumbarton
Laid down: January 1937
Launched: 21 December 1937
Commissioned: 15 March 1939
Identification: Pennant number: L67, later F67
Fate: Sunk 15 June 1942
General characteristics
Class & type: Tribal-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,020 tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m)
Beam: 36 ft 6 in (11.13 m)
Draught: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 22,000 shp Pearson geared turbine engines
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h)
Complement: 190
Armament: 8 × 4.7-inch guns in four turrets
4 × 2 pdr pompom
4 × 21-inch torpedo tubes
2 × depth charge catapults

HMS Bedouin was a Tribal-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II. She was launched on 21 December 1937 by William Denny and Brothers.

She served in the Second Battle of Narvik, where she was slightly damaged, and in the 1941 commando raid on the Lofoten islands. During the Battle of Mid-June, she was sunk by the combined action of Italian cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Eugenio di Savoia and an SM.79 torpedo bomber on 15 June 1942. She was hit by at least 12 six-inch rounds and near-misses from the cruisers and an aerial torpedo before sinking. Bedouin managed to shoot down the torpedo bomber which delivered the coup de grâce to her. 28 men from her complement were killed in action and 213 were taken as prisoners of war by the Italian Navy.

Bedouin sinking, 15 June 1942

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Coordinates: 36°12′0″N 11°38′0″E / 36.20000°N 11.63333°E / 36.20000; 11.63333