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Old 25-12-2014, 09:55 PM   #389
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Arrow HMS Dasher

March 27 – WWII – British Royal Navy escort carrier HMS Dasher (D37) is destroyed by an accidental explosion in the Firth of Clyde, killing 379 of the crew of 528..Dasher had a complement of 555 men and an overall length of 492.25 feet (150.04 m), a beam of 66.25 feet (20.19 m) and a draught of 23.25 ft (7.09 m).. She displaced 8,200 long tons (8,300 t) at normal load and 9,000 long tons (9,100 t) at deep load. Propulsion was provided by 4 diesel engines connected to one shaft giving 8,500 brake horsepower, which could propel the ship at 16.5 knots..

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There has been speculation that one corpse from the sinking was used during the British deception Opera-tion Mincemeat ("The Man Who Never Was")..Leigh (pop. 43,000) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 7.7 miles (12 km) southeast of Wigan, and 9.5 miles (15.3 km) west of Manchester city centre.. Leigh is situated on low lying land to the north west of Chat Moss..Tel: 01942...,_Greater_Manchester through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go laughing all the way..Bells on bobtail ring making spirits bright..O- What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!..

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