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G Class, British Destroyers


Photograph of HMS Griffin, a Gallant-class destroyer

Imperial War Museum #FL 13646. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage 1350 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 323' by 33' by 12'5"
98.45m by 10.05m by 3.78m
Maximum speed       36 knots
Complement 145
Armament 4x1 4.7"/45 Mark 9 guns
6x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
1x4 21" (53cm) torpedo tubes
2 depth charge throwers
1 depth charge track (70 depth charges)
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (34,000 shp)
3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 470 tons fuel oil
Range 5530 nautical miles (10,240 km) at 15 knots
Sensors
Type 121 sonar
HF/DF
Type 285 radar
Type 291 radar
Modifications
By the end of the war, two 4.7" guns were replaced with Hedgehog and 4 depth charge throwers. Type 271 radar added.


The Gallant or "G" class of destroyers were completed in 1936. They were quite similar to the preceding "F" class, but were capable of acting as minesweepers or minelayers.


Units in the Pacific:

Griffin     

Arrived 1942-2

Withdrawn 1942-5


References

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-22)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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