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H Class, British Destroyers


Photograph of HMS Hardy

Royal Navy. Via Wikimedia Commons.


Specifications:


Tonnage 1340 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 guns
1 3"/45 dual-purpose gun
8 0.5" machine guns
2x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2x4 21" (53cm) torpedo tubes
2 depth charge throwers
1 depth charge track (20 depth charges)
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (38,000 shp)
3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 470 tons fuel oil
Range 5530 nautical miles (10,240 km) at 15 knots
Sensors
Type 124 sonar

The Hasty or "H" class of destroyers were completed in 1936-1937. They were essentially a repeat of the "G" class with improved elevation on the main guns. Hotspur was converted to an escort in 1943 but did not return to the Far East.

Units in the Pacific:


Hotspur     
Colombo     
Arrived 1942-7     
Withdrawn 1942-6
Withdrawn 1943-4


References

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-22)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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