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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"Battle" destroyers, 3rd group (1950 - 1951)

Tobruk 1950

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Jutland   667 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 8/1944 2/11/1945 --- cancelled 12/1945
Poictiers   669 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 2/1945 4/1/1946 --- cancelled 12/1945
River Platte   1717 Swan Hunter, Wallsend 4/1945 --- --- cancelled 12/1945
St. Lucia   605 A. Stephens, Linthouse 12/1945 --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Somme   1155 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 2/1945 --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Talavera   617 John Brown, Clydebank 8/1944 27/8/1945 --- cancelled 12/1945
Trincomalee   618 John Brown, Clydebank 2/1945 8/1/1946 --- cancelled 12/1945
Waterloo   716 Fairfield, Govan 6/1945 --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Tobruk (RAN) D37   Cockatoo DYd, Australia 8/1946 20/12/1947 5/1950 BU 2/1972
Anzac (RAN) D59   Williamstown DYd, Australia 9/1946 20/8/1948 3/1951 TS 1966, BU 11/1975

 

Displacement standard, t

2440

Displacement full, t

3450

Length, m

108.2 pp 115.5 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

4.67 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

50000

Max speed, kts

35.75

Fuel, t

oil 727, diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm(kts) 4400(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 3 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG Mk 2, 5 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 1 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL

Electronic equipment

3x type 262, type 277, type 291, type 293, type 903 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars

Complement

332

Project history: Ships of 3rd group were beamier as previous for improving of stability and were armed by new 114mm (really 120mm) Mk V guns. Only two Australian ships were completed. Cammell Laird's Vimeira and Fairfield's Ypres were never really laid down.

Modernizations: None

Naval service: Anzac was converted to TS in 1966, "B" turret, all twin and one single Boforses were removed.

Many thanks to Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15