H.M.S. Wrestler (D 35)


Navy:........................... The Royal Navy

Type:........................... Destroyer

Class:.......................... Admiralty V & W

Penant:........................ D 35

Mod:............................ Long range escort

Built by:....................... Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)

Laid down:.................. July, 1917

Launched:................... 25th February, 1918

Commissioned:........... 15th May, 1918

Displacement:............. 1188 BRT

Length:........................ 312 feet

Complement:.............. 134 men

Armament:..................

Original design:.......... 4 4" guns (4x1)

.....................................2 2pdr AA (2x1)

.....................................6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)

 

Fast escort:................. 4 4" guns (2x2)

.....................................8 .5" AA (2x4)

 

Short range escort:.......3 4" guns (3x1)

......................................1 3" AA gun

..................................... 2 2pdr AA (2x1)

..................................... 3 21" torpedo tubes (1x3)

 

Long range escort:...... 2 4" guns (2x1)

.....................................1 3" AA gun

.....................................2 2pdr AA (2x1)

.....................................1 Hedgehog

Maximum speed:......... 34 Knots

Engines:...................... Geared turbines, 2 shafts

Power:......................... 30000 HP

 

Reconstruction to Long Range Escort finished in May 1943.  Mined off Normandy (Juno beach) on the 6th June 1944 and declared a constructive total loss.  Sold to be broken up for scrap on the 20th July 1944.

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