HMS Folkestone (L22)

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HMS Folkestone.jpg
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Hastings-class sloop
Name: HMS Folkestone
Builder: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne
Laid down: 21 May 1929
Launched: 12 February 1930
Commissioned: 25 June 1930
Fate: Sold 22 May 1947
broken up November 1947
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,045 tons
Length: 250 ft (76 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines
two shafts
Speed: 16 knots at 2,000 hp
Complement: 100 men
Armament:
  • two 4 in (102 mm) BL Mk IX guns,
  • four 4.5 in anti-aircraft guns,
Notes: Pennant number L22 (later U22)

HMS Folkestone was a Hastings class sloop of the Royal Navy that saw action in World War II. She was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. of Wallsend-on-Tyne, laid down on 21 May 1929 and launched on 12 February 1930. She was commissioned on 25 June 1930 under the pennant number L22/U22.

On 17 October 1940 off Iceland, HMS Folkestone rescued seven survivors from the SS Dokka, a Norwegian merchantman sunk by the German U-boat U-93.

She was sold on 22 May 1947 and broken up in November that year by Ward, of Milford Haven.

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  • Hague, Arnold. Sloops: A History of the 71 Sloops Built in Britain and Australia for the British, Australian and Indian Navies. 

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