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TURKISH NAVY (TURKEY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

DEMİRHİSAR destroyers (1942, 1942/1946)

Muavenet 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Muavenet (ex-Inconstant, ex-Muavenet) D340 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 5/1939 24/2/1941 1/1942 // 3/1946 stricken 1960
Demirhisar D342 Denny, Dumbarton, UK 1939 1941 1942 stricken 1960
Sultanhisar D343 Denny, Dumbarton, UK 3/1939 17/12/1940 1942 stricken 1960
Gayret   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 5/1939 15/2/1940 3/1942 // --- commissioned by United Kingdom (Ithuriel)

 

Displacement standard, t

1370

Displacement full, t

2080

Length, m

95.1 pp 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.96

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

34000

Max speed, kn

35.5

Fuel, t

oil 443

Endurance, nm(kts) 5500(15)

Armament

as projected: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20 DC)

Demirhisar, Sultanhisar: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20)

Muavenet: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20)

Sensors

Demirhisar, Sultanhisar: sonar

Muavenet: type 271, 291 radars, sonar

Complement

145

Ship project history: In the late 1938 Turkey ordered in the Great Britain 4 destroyers similar to British I class, but with quadruple TT banks instead of quintuple and  simplified fire control system "director-rangefinder". After WWII beginning British Government bought 2 destroyers built by Vickers-Armstrong, and in 1942 they were commissioned by Royal Navy as Inconstant (Muavenet) and Ithuriel (Gayret). Inconstant in 1945 was returned to Turkey under former name. Ithuriel was hard damaged by German aircraft 28/11/1942 and was never repaired, in 1945 she was broken up; instead of her Turkey in 1946 received destroyer Oribi. The Denni-built ships Demirhissar and Sultanhissar in 1942 were transferred to Turkey, however for period of transition they nominally joined Royal Navy structure and were complemented by British crews.
   Designed armament corresponded to British standards: 4 120mm/45 Mk lX** guns, 2 quadruple 12.7mm AA MGs, but by the moment of transfer AA armament was changed.

Modernizations: early 1950s, all: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

Naval service: No significant events.

Sultanhissar 1946

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