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ORKAN destroyer (1942/1942)

Orkan 1942

Orkan 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Orkan (ex-Myrmidon) G90 Fairfield, Govan, UK 12/1939 2/3/1942 7/1942 // 11/1942 sunk 8/10/1943
  

Displacement standard, t

1920

Displacement full, t

2725

Length, m

105.3 pp 110.5 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

4.39 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

48000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 537

Endurance, nm(kts) 5500(15)

Armament

3 x 2 - 120/50 QF Mk XI, 1 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 2 x 2 - 12.7/62, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45 DC)

Sensors

presumably type 271, 282, 285, 290 radars, sonars

Complement

190 - 226

Ship project history: British destroyer Myrmidon of M class, transferred to Polish Navy 18/11/1942 and commissioned in the following month as Orkan.

Modernizations: Autumn 1942: - 2 x 4 - 12.7/62; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

late 1942: - 2 x 2 - 12.7/62; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Naval service: 8/10/1943 at escorting of SC-143 convoy Orkan was sunk in Northern Atlantic by German submarine U378.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15