HMS Bedouin (F67)
HMS Bedouin at Hvalfjörður, Iceland
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|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|
|Class and type:||Tribal-class destroyer|
|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)|
|Armament:||8 × 4.7-inch guns in four turrets
4 × 2-pounder pompom
4 × 21-inch torpedo tubes
2 × depth charge catapults
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.
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