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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"S", "T", "U", "V" and "W" destroyers (1943 - 1944)

Grenville 1944

Savage 1944

nearly sister-ship Relentless as type 15 1967

Undine 1963

Troubridge (also Ulster, Zest) 1963

 

Termagant 1953

Tenacious 1963

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
"S" group
Saumarez G12 - D12   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 9/1941 20/11/1942 7/1943 damaged 22/10/1946, never repaired, BU 9/1950
Savage G20, 1948- D27   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 12/1941 24/9/1942 6/1943 BU 4/1962
Scorpion (ex-Sentinel) G72   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6/1941 26/8/1942 5/1943 to Netherlands 10/1945 (Kortenaer)
Scourge G01   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6/1941 8/12/1942 7/1943 to Netherlands 2/1946 (Evertsen)
Serapis G94   Scotts, Greenock 8/1941 25/3/1943 12/1943 to Netherlands 10/1945 (Piet Hein)
Shark G03   Scotts, Greenock 11/1941 1/6/1943 3/1944 // --- to Norway at completion 3/1944 (Svenner)
Success G26   White, Cowes 2/1942 3/4/1943 9/1943 // --- to Norway before completion 4/1943 (Stord)
Swift G46   White, Cowes 6/1942 15/6/1943 12/1943 sunk 24/6/1944
"T" group
Troubridge R00, 1948- D09, 1957- F09   John Brown, Clydebank 11/1941 23/9/1942 3/1943 BU 2/1970
Teazer R23, 1948- D23, 1952- F23   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 10/1941 7/1/1943 9/1943 BU 8/1965
Tenacious R45, 1948- D45, 1952- F44   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 12/1941 24/3/1943 10/1943 BU 6/1965
Termagant R89, 1948- D189, 1953- F189   Denny, Dumbarton 11/1941 22/3/1943 10/1943 BU 11/1965
Terpsichore R33, 1948- D119, 1953- F19   Denny, Dumbarton 11/1941 17/6/1943 1/1944 BU 5/1966
Tumult R11, 1948- D121, 1954- F121   John Brown, Clydebank 11/1941 9/11/1942 4/1943 BU 10/1965
Tuscan R56, 1948- D156, 1953- F156   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 9/1941 28/5/1942 3/1943 BU 5/1966
Tyrian R67, 1948- D67, 1953- F67   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 10/1941 27/7/1942 4/1943 BU 3/1965
"U" group
Grenville R97, 1948- D197, 1954- F197   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 11/1941 12/10/1942 5/1943 BU 2/1983
Ulster R83, 1948- D83, 1953- F83   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 11/1941 9/11/1942 6/1943 BU 11/1980
Ulysses R69, 1948- D17, 1953- F17   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 3/1942 22/4/1943 12/1943 BU 11/1979
Undaunted R53, 1948- D53, 1954- F53   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 9/1942 19/7/1943 3/1944 sunk as target 11/1978
Undine R42, 1948- D142, 1954- F141   Thornycroft, Woolston 3/1942 1/6/1943 12/1943 BU 11/1965
Urania R05, 1948- D08, 1954- F08   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 6/1942 19/5/1943 1/1944 BU 3/1971
Urchin R99, 1948- D196, 1954- F196   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 3/1942 8/3/1943 9/1943 BU 8/1967
Ursa R22, 1948- D200, 1954- F200   Thornycroft, Woolston 5/1942 22/7/1943 3/1944 BU 9/1967
"V" group
Hardy R08   John Brown, Clydebank 1942 18/3/1943 8/1943 sunk 30/1/1944
Algonquin (ex-Valentine (ex-Kempenfelt), (RCN 2/1944) R17, 1948- D217, 1951- DDE224   John Brown, Clydebank 10/1942 2/9/1943 2/1944 BU 4/1971
Venus R50, 1948- D50, 1953- F50   Fairfield, Govan 1/1942 23/2/1943 8/1943 target 10/1968, BU 12/1972
Verulam R28, 1948- D28, 1952- F29   Fairfield, Govan 1/1942 22/4/1943 12/1943 BU 10/1972
Vigilant R93, 1948- D93, 1952- F93   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 1/1942 22/12/1942 9/1943 BU 6/1965
Virago R75, 1948- D75, 1952- F76   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 2/1942 4/2/1943 11/1943 BU 6/1965
Sioux (ex-Vixen) (RCN 2/1944) R64, 1948- D64, 1951- DDE225   White, Cowes 10/1942 14/9/1943 2/1944 BU 8/1965
Volage R41, 1948- D41, 1952- F41   White, Cowes 12/1942 15/12/1943 5/1944 BU 11/1972
"W" group
Kempenfelt (ex-Valentine) R03, 1948- D103   John Brown, Clydebank 2/1942 8/5/1943 10/1943 to Yugoslavia 10/1956 ( <Kotor>)
Wager R98, 1948- D298   John Brown, Clydebank 11/1942 1/11/1943 4/1944 to Yugoslavia 10/1956 ( <Pula>)
Wakeful (ex-Zebra) R59, 148- D159, 1953- F159   Fairfield, Govan 6/1942 30/6/1943 2/1944 BU 7/1971
Wessex (ex-Zenith) R78, 1948- D178   Fairfield, Govan 10/1942 2/9/1943 5/1944 to South Africa 3/1950 (Jan van Riebeck)
Whelp R37, 1948- D237   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 5/1942 3/6/1943 4/1944 to South Africa 2/1953 (Simon van der Stel)
Whirlwind R87, 1948- D187, 1953- F187   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 7/1942 30/8/1943 7/1944 sunk as target 29/10/1974
Wizard R72, 1948- D42, 1954- F42   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 9/1942 29/9/1943 3/1944 BU 3/1967
Wrangler R48, 1948- D157, 1952- F157   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 9/1942 30/12/1943 7/1944 to South Africa 11/1956 (Vrystaat)

 

  
Data variant as completed

Displacement standard, t

1780 - 1810

Displacement full, t

2505 - 2545

Length, m

103.5 pp 110.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.32 - 4.37 deep load

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

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts)

4675(20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Savage: 1 x 2 - 114/45 QF Mk III, 2 x 1 - 114/45 QF Mk IV, 6 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Ulysses, Volage, Whelp, Wessex: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Scorpion: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 5 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Terpsichore, Urchin: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 6 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Troubridge, Tyrian: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Tuscan: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Tumult: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 x 1 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Sensors

Savage, Tumult: type 272, type 285, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

other S, T: type 271, type 285, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

Grenville, Ulysses, Undaunted, Undine, Ursa, Hardy, Vigilant, Kempenfelt: type 272, type 285, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

Urchin, Ulster, Urania, other V, W: type 276, type 285, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

Complement

180 - 225

Project history: By designing of 8 ships of "S" class, ordered in 1941, attempt considerably has been made to strengthen antiaircraft armament as at the expense of replacing of 40mm quadruple pompom by the newest twin 40mm Bofors-Hazemayer MG with radar fire control, and 120mm/45 guns in mounts with elevation angle increased to 55. Shield of this mount had strongly oblique face, that together with stem fulfilled on Tribal class with bigger, than at "J" class, declination (for decrease of splashing on full speed), gave to the new ships very elegant appearance. Under the design armament supplemented 4 single Oerlikons, however by the moment of the completion there was a possibility to change them on the twins. At the same time, because of an availability delay, Hazemayers have not got on Scorpion and Savage on which their absence indemnified by increasing of Oerlikons number. Latter has been chosen for tests of twin 114mm DP turret mount created for "Battle" class: the first in the RN, intended for placing on so small ship as destroyer. Two single mounts of same 114mm calibre were placed aft, in order to avoid problems with supply by shells of two different types. Thus, this destroyer carried at once two new artillery systems (114mm single mounts were planned to be installed on subsequent destroyer classes).

The ships of two following classes, "" and "U", were designed on "S" class specification (difference was only in absence of the Arctic equipment). Shortage of Hazemayers has also affected: only three ships of "T" class were entered service with designed armament. Tumult was equipped with two experimental fixed torpedo tubes instead of the TT No1, soon after completion they were removed and replaced by regular TT bank.

The last 16 ships of "V" and "W" classes differed by Arctic equipment ("V" class, demounted early 1945) and transition to a new fire control system ("W" class). Only three of them not received Hazemayers.

Modernizations: mid-1943, Tumult: - 2 x 1 - 533 TT; + 1 x 4 - 533 TT

early 1944, Terpsichore: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX

early 1944, Troubridge, Tyrian, Tumult: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX

early 1944, Tuscan: - 1 x 1 - 20/70; + 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX

1944, Scorpion: - 1 x 2 - 20/70; + 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

1945, almost all: - type 271 radar or type 272 radar, type 291 radar; + type 276 radar, type 293 radar

1945, Saumarez, Urania, Venus, Vigilant: - 4 x 2 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Termagant, Tumult, Tuscan: - 4 x 2 - 20/70; + 5 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Troubridge, Teazer, Tenacious, Terpsichore, Tyrian, Sioux: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Urchin: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX

1945, Volage: - 4 x 2 - 20/70; + 6 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Verulam: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Kempenfelt, Wager, Wessex, Whelp: + 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Wakeful: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 3 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Wizard: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

1/1946, Saumarez: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Scourge: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Savage: 1 x 2 - 114/45 RP.10 Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 6 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Teazer, Tenacious: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Termagant: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 5 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Troubridge, Tyrian: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Terpsichore: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP MK XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Tumult: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 5 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Tuscan: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 5 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Grenville, Ulster, Undaunted, Undine, Ursa: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Urania: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Ulysses: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Urchin: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP MK XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Venus, Vigilant: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Verulam: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Virago: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Volage: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Kempenfelt, Wager: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Wakeful: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Whirlwind, Wrangler: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Wizard: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Whelp, Wessex: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XXII, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 276, type 285, type 291 or type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

1952, Verulam, Vigilant, Virago, Volage, Wrangler; 1953, Ulster, Ulysses, Venus, Wakeful, Whirlwind; 1954, Grenville, Undaunted, Undine, Urania, Urchin, Ursa, Wizard; 1956, Algonquin; 1957, Troubridge. as Type 15 frigates had taken fully new silhouette, forecastle was enlarged and new aluminium alloy superstructure fitted. Data 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) (with 476 t of oil)

Armament

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

later conversions: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 AWSRL

Algonquin: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL

Sensors

early conversions: type 262, type 278, type 293 radars, type 147B, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

195

 

late 1950s, early conversions: - 2 x 1 - 533 TT

1950s, Grenville, Undaunted: + flight deck for helicopter

 

1952, Teazer, Tenacious; 1953, Termagant, Terpsichore, Tuscan, Tyrian; 1954, Tumult: were converted to Type 16 frigates with data as given is the table.

 

Data variant Type 16

Displacement standard, t

1793

Displacement full, t

2593

Length, m

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.90 deep load

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)

1700 (20)

Armament

1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 3 ASWRL

Sensors

type 293, type 974 radars, type 147B, type 174P sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

170 - 180

Naval service: Swift 24/6/1944 was mined and sunk at Normandy coast. Hardy 30/1/1944 was sunk by an acoustic torpedo from German submarine U278. Tuscan 14/5/1943 was stricken by drifting mine and has failed for a long time. Ulster 1/4/1945 was damaged by close kamikaze strike and was under repair till August, 1945. Wizard in May, 1944 was badly damaged by explosion of own depth charges and has failed till April, 1945. Saumarez and Volage in 22/10/1946 were stricken by the mines laid by the Albanian pirates in Corfu Straits. Saumarez was too badly damaged and never repaired. Savage and Teazer used in propulsive tests in 1950s.

Ulster 1960

Teazer 1957

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15