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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

"G", "H" and "I" leaders (1936 - 1937)

Hardy 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Grenville H03 Yarrow, Scotstoun 9/1934 15/8/1935 7/1936 sunk 19/1/1940
Hardy H87 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 5/1935 7/4/1936 12/1936 sunk 10/4/1940
Inglefield D02 - I02 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 4/1936 15/10/1936 6/1937 sunk 25/2/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

Grenville: 1465

Hardy: 1455

Inglefield: 1544

Displacement full, t

Grenville: 2033

Hardy: 2053

Inglefield: 2081, later 2270

Length, m

99.4 pp 102.7 oa

Grenville: 97.2pp 100.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Grenville: 10.5

Draught, m

3.89 (Inglefield later 4.11)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Grenville: Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

38000

Max speed, kn

36.5

Fuel, t

oil 470

Endurance, nm(kts) 5500(15)

Armament

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

Inglefield: 5 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20 DC)

Sensors

"G": type 121 sonar

"H", "I": type 124 sonar

Complement

178

Ship project history: As well as in a case with "G" class destroyers, leader of the 1933 program should become repetition of the predecessors of 1931-1932 programs ("" and "F" classes) but on 1.8m is shorter at the expense of abandoning from cruiser turbines and smaller engine compartments length. Already after the approving of working design the builder (Yarrow) have made the changes concerning machinery: ship was equipped with original boilers with aside furnaces arrangement instead of usual Admiralty boilers, for the first time they applied on Yugoslavian leader Dubrovnik, built by Yarrow in 1932. These boilers with economizers and a superheated steam placed longitudinally, giving decreasing of length of engine room of 2.5m. In remaining the ship differed from leaders of "" and "F" classes a little.

Leaders of "" and "I" classes repeated Grenville, with that only a variance, that on Hardy received new gun mounts, and on Inglefield quintupled TTs.

Modernizations: summer 1940, Inglefield: - 1 x 5 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/45 QF Mk I/II/III/IV

1942, Inglefield: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 1 x 5 - 533 TT; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (38 DC totally)

Naval service: Grenville 19/1/1940 was mined SE off Haridge and sunk. Hardy 10/4/1940 was badly damaged by artillery of German destroyers Giese, Koellner, Zenker, Arnim and Thiele at Narvik and ran aground. Inglefield 25/2/1944 was sunk by German Hs293 gliding bomb launched by Do 217 bomber off Anzio.

Grenville 1936

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10