british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN HMS Belmont (H46) (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose war
type destroyer
subtype/class Clemson class destroyer (am.)
Clemson class destroyer (am.) Borie USS (DD-215) (+1943)
propulsion steam
date built 1918
weight (tons) 1215  disp (surf)
dimensions 95.8 x 9.2 x 2.9 m
material steel
engine 2 turbines, 4 boilers, dual shaft
armament 4 x 4"/102 mm guns, 1 x 3" A.A., 2 x 20 mm A.A., 2 x .3" mg, pdr., 12 x 21"/533 mm T.T. (4x3), 2 DCT, 1 Y-gun
power 27600  h.p.
speed 35.5  knots
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 31/01/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.138rank: 490
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Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News
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[1]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Belmont (H46) (+1942)
period --- ~ 1942
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[2]Us Navy - United States Navy
USS Saterlee
period 1918 ~ ---
complement 122
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Allen Tony16/11/2007Belmont HMS (H46) was a British Navy Town Class Destroyer. She was built as the USS Satterlee (DD190) in Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co, Virginia, USA. On the 31st January 1942 in the North Atlantic SE of Halifax, Nova Scotia whilst escorting a Canadian Troop Convoy NA2 to the UK she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-82. All the crew perished.
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British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London

In 1509 when Henry VIII was crowned he realised the growing navel power of King James IV of Scots. James had built an impressive fleet to control the Western Isles and was allied to France. Henry built up of his own fleet, the Navy Royal, as it was then known. New ships were constructed, the best known being the Mary Rose. Smaller types of warships (galleases) combining the best features of oars, sails and guns were also built. By Henry's death in 1547 his fleet had grown to 58 vessels.

In 1546 a 'Council of the Marine' was established which later became the 'Navy Board'. The Navy Board was in charge of the daily administration of the navy until 1832 when it was combined with the Board of the Admiralty.

Elizabeth I inherited a fleet of only 27 ships in 1558. Instead of building up her own fleet Elizabeth encouraged private enterprise against Spain's new empire. Men like Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake to command groups of Royal and private ships to attack the Spanish. When Spain threatened invasion with its Armada in 1588 the Navy of England both Royal and private defended the realm.

Early in the Seventeenth Century, larger galleons were built with heavier armaments. the largest English ship was Sovereign of the Seas built for prestige purposes by Charles I in 1637. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years.

When King Charles II came to the throne in 1660 he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships. This was a permanent professional national force and the beginning of the Royal Navy as we know it today.

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 Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately-owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001. Known as Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), and later Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News (NGSB-NN), the company was located in Newport News, Virginia, and often participates in projects with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, also located adjacent to Hampton Roads.

The shipyard is a major employer not only for the lower Virginia Peninsula, but also portions of Hampton Roads south of the James River and the harbor, portions of the Middle Peninsula region, and even some northeastern counties of North Carolina

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