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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"Q" and "R" destroyers (1942 - 1943)

Raider 1943

Rocket 1944

Relentless 1963

Relentless 1967

 

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
"Q" group
Quadrant (RAN 10/1943) G11 - D17, 1948- D11, 1953- F01   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 9/1940 28/2/1942 11/1942 BU 2/1963
Quail G45   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 9/1941 1/6/1942 1/1943 sunk 18/6/1944
Quality (RAN 10/1945) G62, 1948- D62   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 10/1940 6/10/1941 9/1942 BU 4/1958
Queenborough (RAN 10/1945) G70, 1948- D170, 1954- F02   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 11/1940 16/1/1942 12/1942 TS 7/1966, BU 4/1975
Quentin G78   White, Cowes 9/1940 5/11/1941 4/1942 sunk 2/12/1942
Quiberon (RAN 7/1942) G81 - D20, 1948- D181, 1957- F03   White, Cowes 10/1940 31/1/1942 7/1942 BU 2/1972
Quickmatch (RAN 9/1942) G92 - D21, 1948- D92, 1955- F04   White, Cowes 2/1941 11/4/1942 9/1942 BU 2/1972
Quilliam G09   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 8/1941 29/11/1941 10/1942 to Netherlands 11/1945 (Banckert)
"R" group
Racehorse H11, 1948- D111   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 1/6/1942 10/1942 BU 12/1949
Raider H15, 1948- D115   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 4/1941 1/4/1942 11/1942 to India 9/1949 (Rana (राणा))
Rapid H32, 1948- D138, 1953- F138   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6/1941 16/7/1942 2/1943 TS 1966, for disposal 1979, sunk as target 3/9/1981
Redoubt H41, 1948- D141   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 2/5/1942 10/1942 to India 7/1949 (Ranjit (रणजीत))
Relentless H85, 1948- D185, 1952- F185   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 15/7/1942 11/1942 BU 6/1971
Rocket H92, 1948- D192, 1952- F191   Scotts, Greenock 3/1941 28/10/1942 8/1943 BU 3/1967
Roebuck H95, 1948- D195, 1953- F195   Scotts, Greenock 6/1941 10/12/1942 6/1943 BU 8/1969
Rotherham H09, 1948- D209   John Brown, Clydebank 4/1941 21/3/1942 8/1942 to India 7/1949 (Rajput (राजपूत))

 

Data variant as completed

Displacement standard, t

1705 - 1725

Displacement full, t

2425 - 2480

Length, m

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.22 - 4.29 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

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

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kn

36.75

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts)

4675(20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (45 DC)

Rocket, Roebuck: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (70 DC)

Sensors

type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

Complement

175 - 225

Project history: Order for 16 ships of "Q" and "R" classes had been given out in December, 1939 and April, 1940 respectively, but actually works were begun only in autumn 1940 because of congestion of Yards by repair of ships damaged during Norwegian and French campaigns. They repeated design of "O" class, but dimensions and displacement were a little increased, first of all, for placing of an additional fuel stowage. It was originally planned to mount a 102mm AA gun instead of second TT bank but it was refused before completion. The arrangement of officer cabins on "R" class was changed as on "Hunt" class escorts: they were moved from stern to bow below superstructure.

The design provided possibility of removing of "Y" mount (usual practice on interwar destroyer classes) with increase in number of DCT to 8 and DC stowage to 120, however in practice to a similar measure did not resort, and increasing of ASW abilities passed without artillery removing. Soon after completion number of DCTs has increased to 4, and DC stowage from 70 to 130 on most ships.

Modernizations: late 1942 - early 1943, all but Rocket and Roebuck: + 2 DCT (70 - 130 DC totally)

1943, all but Rocket and Roebuck: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1944, Raider, Rotherham, Redoubt: - 4 x 1 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III

1944, mostly: + type 271 or type 272 radar

1/1946, Racehorse, Rapid, Relentless, Rocket, Roebuck: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (130), type 271 or type 272, type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Raider, Redoubt, Rotherham: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (130), type 271 or type 272, type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1952, Relentless, Rocket; 1953, Rapid, Roebuck, Quadrant; 1954, Queenborough; 1955, Quickmatch; 1957, Quiberon:  as type 15 frigates had taken fully new silhouette, forecastle was enlarged and new aluminium alloy superstructure fitted. Data became as given in the table

Data variant Type 15

Displacement standard, t

2240

Displacement full, t

2850

Length, m

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.20 - 4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

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

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kn

36.75

Endurance, nm (kts)

3000 (20) (476 t of oil)

Armament

F138, F195, F01: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 1 - 533 TT (8), 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL

F185, F191, F02 - F04: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL

Sensors

F138, 195, F01: type 262, type 278, type 293 radars, type 147B, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

F185, 191, F02-04: type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

195

 

late 1950s, Quadrant, Rapid, Roebuck: - 2 x 1 - 533 TT

 

Naval service: Quentin was sunk by two Italian air torpedoes from Ju 88 bomber 2/12/1942 off coast of Tunisia. Quail 15/11/1943 was stricken off Bari (Mediterranean) by the mine from German submarine U453, towed to a port, but 18/6/1944 foundered undr tow from Bari to Taranto. Quilliam was badly damaged in May, 1945 in collision with aircraft carrier Indomitable and repaired 3 months.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15