HMS Solebay

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Solebay

Original Builder: R. W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Company, Hebburn-on-Tyne

Original Yard No: 659

Official Number:

Vessel Type: destroyer

GRT: 2325

Year Built: 1943

Arrival Date: 10/08/1967

Breakup Started: 07/11/1967

Date First Beached: 03/07/1968

Date Breakup Completed: 03/12/1968

Draught For’d: 08' 03"

Draught Aft: 11' 06"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

'Battle' Class Destroyer                    Pennant No. D 70               Twin Screw  –  35.75 knots

Laid Down          :   03-02-1943   :   Launched           :   22-02-1944   :   Commissioned :   22-09-1945

Length :  379 feet  x  Beam :  40 feet   x   Draught :  15' 3"

Displacement  :   2,362 tons

Propulsion  :  2 x Parsons single-reduction Steam Turbines

Boilers         :  2 x 3-Drum Admiralty Boilers steaming at 400 psig   x 700 degrees Fah

Shaft Horepower  :  50,000

Normal Complement  :  268 Officers and Ratings

Armaments  :  

2 x Dual 4.5" Guns

1 x Single 4" Gun

14 x 40mm Bofors

10 x 21 inch Torpedoes

1 x Squid Mortar