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ex-Turkish destroyers (1942)

Ithuriel 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Inconstant (ex-Muavenet) H49 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 24/2/1941 1/1942 to Turkey 3/1946 (Muavenet)
Ithuriel (ex-Gayret) H05 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 15/2/1940 3/1942 CTL 28/11/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

1370

Displacement full, t

1890 (later 2080)

Length, m

95.1 pp 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.78 (later 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

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)

Sensors

presumably type 271, 285, 290 radars, sonars

Complement

145

Ship project history: Four destroyers have been ordered by Turkey in 1939 to Vickers-Armstrong and Denny as "I" class ships built for the RN, but with quadruple TTs. Fire control system was similar accepted on Brazilian "". British government has redeemed two destroyers. Two more, built by Denny, are put Turkish fleet in 1942

Modernizations: early 1942, both: - 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/45 QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

early 1943, Inconstant: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 1 x 1 - 76/45; + 2 DCT (70 DC)

mid-1943, Inconstant: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

early 1944, Inconstant: - 1 x 1 - 120/45; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT

1/1946, Inconstant: 2 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 2 x 1 - 57/40 Mk VI, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog, 4 DCT, 1 DCR (70)

Naval service: Ithuriel was damaged by German He 111 bombers off Bon 27-28/11/1942 and never repaired.

sister-ship Sultanhissar 1946

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15