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Old 5th November 2015, 20:03
cshortridge73 cshortridge73 is offline  
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Dd's For Mister Churchill


In a controversial swap of 50 Great War destroyers for the right to use British bases, the Royal Navy gained a legendary warship that became exceptionally useful in the Atlantic War.
The more I got into producing this article the more interesting the details became to me.
Actually there is a good part of the article that becomes a first hand accounting of being on one of these beauties.

If you wish to give it a read then click: HERE
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Old 5th November 2015, 21:21
Nodrog Nodrog is offline  
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Thank you, an interesting and enjoyable article.
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Old 6th November 2015, 00:18
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Somewhere in my loft amongst my late Fathers papers i have drawings and info on the ships that were converted in HM Dockyard Devonport.
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Old 19th September 2017, 03:18
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Many of destroyers in the same classes that remained in US service were converted into minesweepers, minelayers, seaplane tenders, high speed transports and some remained destroyers. Most lost one boiler and stack for increased fuel storage. Several were sunk. After the war they were quickly scrapped or sold. One became a banana boat. The USS Stewart was damaged in drydock in the Philippines and thought destroyed. The Japanese repaired her and she became a convoy escort. Thought to have sunk at least one US submarine. Picture is returning to the US under tow after several machinery failures. Later sunk as a target.
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