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"Hunt" IV Class, British Escort Destroyers


Specifications:


Tonnage 1170 tons standard displacement
1589 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 296' by 33'4" by 10'
90.22m by 10.16m by 3.05m
Maximum speed       27 knots
Complement 170
Armament 3x2 4"/45 DP gun (250 rounds per gun)
1x4 2pdr AA gun
2x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
1x3 21" torpedo tubes
2 depth charge tracks (50 depth charges)
4 depth charge throwers
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (19,000 shp)
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 286 tons fuel oil
Sensors
Type 127 sonar
Type 286 radar
Range 2350 nautical miles (4350 km) at 20 knots


The "Hunt" IV class consisted of a pair of ships constructed to a private (Thornycroft) design that resembled the Navy "Hunts". It had features designed to give greater structural strength and make for a drier ship. However, the ships were criticized for poor handling.

Units in the Pacific:

Brecon     
Arrived 1945-6


References

Friedman (2006)

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-25)



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