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eriskay



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· Date: Fri, 14 May 10 · Views: 226
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eriskay

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Fri, 14 May 10 15:20

Former Royal Netherlands Navy sea-going torpedo-boat Z 5. Sailed to UK in 1940 when Germany occupied Holland. Taken over by the Royal Navy and renamed HMS Blade. Built 1916, one of a class of four (Z5 - Z8). Converted in 1932 to become a Patrol Boat which altered her original appearance.

Served as a submarine tender to the 7th Flotilla for most of WWII. Broken up at Troon in 1945 - The West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Limited.

192 ft x 20 ft x 5' 6"
Displacement 264 tons
Armaments : 2 x 3 inch
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