HMS Manchester (15). Builder: Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn. Laid down: 28 March 1936. Launched: 12 April 1937. Commissioned: 4 August 1938. Fate: Scuttled on 13 August 1942 off Tunisia. Class and type: Town-class light cruiser. Displacement: 11,930 tons. Length: 591 ft 6 in (180.29 m). Beam: 64 ft 9 in (19.74 m). Draught: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m). Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h).
Hebburn carves out an affectionate portrait of small-town family life TV review: Hebburn's comedy is sometimes so broad it lapses into the laziest of sitcom clichés, but if it can iron out its kinks this promising new series could really take off.