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Yard No. 1363

Yard Number 1363 was named CHANTICLEER when launched on Thursday 24/09/1942 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for Royal Navy

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1942
Ship Type: Sloop
Ship's Role: Modified Black Swan class
Tonnage: 1490t standard
Length: 299ft 6in oa
Breadth: 38ft 6in
Draught: 11ft 6in

Owner History:
Royal Navy

Other names she bore were: HESPERIDES (1944). Her last recorded name was LUSITANIA II (1944)

CHANTICLEER was scrapped on 1946

Additional Information: 18/11/1942 torpedoed by U515 west of Portugal, towed to the Azores and found to be damaged beyond repair. Used as base ship Hesperides / Lusitania. Broken up in Lisbon 1946.

Previous update by Brian Hargreaves
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid