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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"G" destroyers

Glowworm, 1946 design
 

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gael  G07   Yarrow, Scotstoun --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gallant  G03   Yarrow, Scotstoun --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gauntlet  G59 4080 Thornycroft, Woolston --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gift (ex-Glowworm, ex-Guinivere)  G67 1396 Denny, Dumbarton --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Glowworm (ex-Gift)  G45 4081 Thornycroft, Woolston --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Grafton  G76 1937 White, Cowes --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Greyhound  G88 1938 White, Cowes --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Guernsey  G19 1395 Denny, Dumbarton --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945

Displacement standard, t

1995

Displacement full, t

2740

Length, m

104.1 pp 111.3 oa

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

4.32 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kn

33.75

Fuel, t

oil 586

Endurance, nm(kts) 5000(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 114/45 RP.10 Mk IV, 2 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG Mk II, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (50 - 150 DC)

Sensors

2x type 262, type 277, type 291, type 293, type 903 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars

Complement

270 - 290

Project history: Development of "Weapons" design with 1.5m more beam and 114mm main guns. All were cancelled.

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

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15