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Sunday, 7 October 2012

British sloop HMS Ibis (U99) 1939-1942


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Drawing by Ron van Maanen

Of the Black Swann-class. Laid down the shipyard of Furness SB Company on 22 September 1939, launched a year later on 28 November and completed on 30 August 1941. The armament consisted of 6-4”guns, 4x2pdr anti aicrfat pom-pom, 4x0.5“ anti aircraft machine guns (design). Sunk during Italian air attacks while assisting during the Algerian landing operations on 11 November 1942. Details of the Black Swann-class with a displacement of 1.250 (original)-1.350 (modified) tons and as dimensions 299’6”x 37’6”(design)-38’6”(modified) x 11 or 91,29 x 11,43-111,73 x 3,4 metres. The geared turbines supplied via two shafts 3,600(original)-4.300 (modified) hp allowing a speed of 19 (design)-20 (modified) knots. Her personnel strength was 180 (design)-192 (modified) men. The armament consisted of 6-4”guns, 4x2pdr anti aircraft pom-pom, 4x0.5“ anti aircraft machine guns (design) and 6x2-2cm anti aircraft guns (modified).