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HMS Verulam (R28)

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HMS Verulam was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. Design and construction Verulam was one of eight V-class destroyers ordered under the 1941 War Construction Programme as the 8th Emergency Flotilla on 1 September 1941. The V-class were War Emergency Programme destroyers, intended for general duties, including use as anti-submarine escort, and were to be suitable for mass-production. They were based on the hull and machinery of the pre-war J-class destroyers, but with a lighter armament (effectively whatever armament was available) in order to speed production. The V-class were repeats of the previous V-class, which in turn were almost identical to the S and T-class ordered earlier in the year. Unlike the U-class, the V-class were fitted for operations in Arctic waters. The V-class were long overall, at the waterline and between perpendiculars, with a beam of and a draught of mean and full load. Displacement was
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