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HMS Kashmir (F12)

HMS Kashmir
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Kashmir
Builder: Thornycroft, Southampton
Laid down: October, 1937
Launched: 4 April 1939
Commissioned: 26 October 1939
Fate: Bombed and sunk on 23 May 1941
General characteristics
Class & type: K-class destroyer
Displacement: 1690 t
Length: 357 ft (109 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 2 shafts, 40000 HP
Speed: 36 knots
Complement: 183 men
Armament: 6 × 4.7" guns (3x2)
4 × 2-pdr AA (1x4)
8 × .5" MG AA (2x4)
10 × 21" torpedo tubes (2x5)

HMS Kashmir was a K-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Thornycroft in Southampton in October 1937, launched on 4 April 1939 and commissioned on 26 October 1939.

In company with the destroyers Kingston and Icarus, Kashmir attacked the German submarine U-35 in the North Sea on 29 November 1939, forcing the U-boat to scuttle.

Kashmir was bombed and sunk on 23 May 1941 by German Stuka dive bombers south of Crete in position 34°40′N 24°10′E / 34.667°N 24.167°E / 34.667; 24.167.

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