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S Class, British Destroyers


Photograph of Saumarez-class destroyer

Imperial War Museum. Via Wikipedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage 1734 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 358'3" by 35'8" by 9'6"
109.2m by 10.9m by 2.9m
Maximum speed       36 knots
Complement 180
Armament 4x1 4.7"/45 guns
2x4 21" torpedo tubes
2x1 40mm Bofors AA guns
4x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
70 depth charges
2 depth charge tracks
4 depth charge throwers
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (40,000 shp)
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 615 tons fuel oil
Sensors
Type 128 sonar
Type 277 radar
Type 293 radar
HF/DF
Range 5500 nautical miles (10,200 km) at 15 knots


The Saumarez were completed in 1943-1944 as the third group of War Emergency Destroyers or "Cubs". They differed from the previous "Q" class in having 4.7" gun mounts that could elevate to 55 degrees, though this was still inadequate for antiaircraft fire, and in replacing the pom-pom with two radar-directed Bofors guns. The "T" class, which was essentially identical, are also included here.

Units in the Pacific:

Saumarez     
Arrived 1945-3 (26 Destroyer Flotilla)      Flotilla leader
Troubridge     
Arrived 1945-3 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)
Flotilla leader
Teazer
Arrived 1945-3 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)
Tenacious      
Arrived 1945-3 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)
Termagant
Arrived 1945-3 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)
Terpsichore     
Arrived 1945-3 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)     

Tumult
Arrived 1945-6 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)

Tuscan
Arrived 1945-7 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)

Tyrian
Arrived 1945-7 (24 Destroyer Flotilla)


References

Friedman (2006)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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