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PIORUN destroyer (1940)

Piorun 1942

Piorun 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Piorun (ex-Nerissa) G65 - D165 John Brown, Clydebank, UK 7/1939 7/5/1940 11/1940 to UK 9/1946 (Noble)
  

Displacement standard, t

1773

Displacement full, t

2350

Length, m

103.5 pp 108.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.16

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 464

Endurance, nm(kts) 5500(15)

Armament

3 x 2 - 120/45 QF Mk XII, 1 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 12.7/62, 1 x 5 -533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20 DC)

Sensors

presumably type 285, 286 radars, sonar

Complement

183 - 218

Ship project history: British destroyer Nerissa of N class, transferred to Polish Navy 10/10/1940 and commissioned 5/11/1940 as Piorun.

Modernizations: 1942: - 1 x 1 - 102/45, 2 x 1 - 20/70, 2 x 2 - 12.7/62; + 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 5 - 533 TT

1943 - 1944: + 2 DCT, 1 DCR (DC stowage was 45 pcs)

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15