HMS Roberts (F40)
|Builder:||John Brown & Company, Clydebank|
|Laid down:||30 April 1940|
|Launched:||1 February 1941|
|Commissioned:||27 October 1941|
|Fate:||Sold June 1965 and scrapped|
|Class & type:||Roberts-class monitor|
|Displacement:||7,970 long tons (8,100 t)|
|Length:||373 ft 3 in (113.77 m) oa|
|Beam:||89 ft 9 in (27.36 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Installed power:||4,800 shp (3,600 kW)|
|Speed:||12.5 kn (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph)|
Built by John Brown & Company, of Clydebank, she was laid down 30 April 1940, launched 1 April 1941 and completed on 27 October 1941. She reused the twin 15-inch gun turret of the First World War monitor Marshall Soult.
Roberts provided bombardment support during Operation Torch in North Africa, where she was damaged by two 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs in the Battle of Béjaïa. She was repaired in time to support Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily) and the Allied landings near Salerno (Operation Avalanche). During the D-Day landings, she was controlled from the headquarters ship HMS Largs also positioned off Sword beach. She also took part in the Walcheren operations.
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