HMS Wensleydale (L86)

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HMS Wensleydale FL21557.jpg
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Wensleydale
Ordered: 23 August 1940
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun, Glasgow
Laid down: 28 July 1941
Launched: 20 June 1942
Commissioned: 20 October 1942
Fate: Declared beyond economical repair on 11 December 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: Type III Hunt-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,050 long tons (1,070 t) standard
  • 1,435 long tons (1,458 t) full load
Length: 85.3 m (279 ft 10 in) o/a
Beam: 10.16 m (33 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
  • 25.5 kn (29.3 mph; 47.2 km/h) full
Range: 2,350 nmi (4,350 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h)
Complement: 168
Armament:
Notes: cost £352,000[1]

HMS Wensleydale was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was a member of the third subgroup of the class, and saw service in the Second World War. She was adopted by the civil community of Swinton and Pendlebury during Warship Week in 1942.[2]

In 1946 she was laid up at West Hartlepool. She was sold and scrapped by Hughes Bolckow arriving at their yard in Blythe on 25 February 1947.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, DK Nelson to Vanguard p107
  2. ^ Mason, Geoffrey B. (2004). Gordon Smith, ed. "HMS Wensleydale (L 86) - Type 2, Hunt-class Escort Destroyer". naval-history.net. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Critchley, Mike, "British Warships Since 1945: Part 3: Destroyers", Maritime Books: Liskeard, UK, 1982. ISBN 0-9506323-9-2, page 43

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