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HMS Harvester

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HMS Harvester (ex-Brazilian Navy Jurua)
H- class Fleet Destroyer
Appearance - 1943
Model # 091

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Technical data:
  Launched September 29, 1939
1,370 tons standard
  Length 98.5 m  
  Beam 10.1 m  
  Machinery Two sets of Parsons geared turbines; 34,000 hp = 35.5 knots
  Armament Main battery - two 120mm L/45 guns (2 x I)
    AAA - 1 x 76mm, 4 x 20mm (4 x I)
    Eight Thornycroft depth charge launchers, three depth charge racks and one hedgehog
  Complement 145-152 officers and enlisted
    HMS Harvester was an H-class destroyer originally ordered by the Brazilian Navy with the name Jurua in the late 1930s, but bought by the Royal Navy after the beginning of World War II in September 1939. Almost immediately after being commissioned, in May 1940, the ship began evacuating Allied troops from Dunkirk and other locations in France. Afterwards she was assigned to the Western Approaches Command for convoy escort duties. Harvester and another destroyer sank a German submarine in October. She was briefly assigned to Force H in May 1941, but her anti-aircraft armament was deemed too weak and she was transferred to the Newfoundland Escort Force in June 1941 for escort duties in the North Atlantic. The ship was returned to the Western Approaches Command in October 1941 and was converted to an escort destroyer in early 1942. Harvester was torpedoed and sunk in March 1943 by a German submarine after having rammed and sunk another submarine the previous day while escorting Convoy HX 228. - Wikipedia
U-boats destroyed:
U-32   on October 30, 1940 together with HMS Highlander by depth charges
U-208 on December 7, 1941 together with HMS Hesperus by depth charges
U-444 on March 3, 1943 by ramming



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