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F Class, British Destroyers


Photograph of Fame-class destroyer

Imperial War Museum. Via Wikimedia Commons



Specifications:


Tonnage 1405 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 329' by 33'3" by 12'6"
100.28m by 10.13m by 3.81m
Maximum speed       36 knots
Complement 145
Armament 4x1 4.7"/45 guns
1 3"/45 dual-purpose gun
2x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
8 0.50 machine guns
1x4 21" (53cm) torpedo tubes
20 depth charges, 1 rail, two depth charge throwers
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (36,000 shp)
3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 470 tons fuel oil
Range 6350 nautical miles (11,760km) 15 knots
Sensors
Type 121 sonar
Type 291 radar
HF/DF
Modifications
Radar periodically updated.
6x1 20mm Oerlikons typically added by the end of the war.

The Fame or "F" class of destroyers were completed in 1934-1935. They were essentially a repeat of the preceding Escapade class.


Units in the Pacific:


Foxhound    

Arrived 1942-3    
Withdrawn mid-1943
Fortune
Arrived 1942-3
Withdrawn mid-1943


References

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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