The ships had a complement of 555 men and an overall length of 492.25 feet (150.04 meters), a beam of 66.25 feet (20.19 meters) and a height of 23.25 feet (7.09 meters). Their displacement was 8,200 long tons (8,300 t) at normal load and 9,000 long tons (9,100 t) at deep load. Propulsion was provided by four diesel engines connected to one shaft giving 8,500 brake horsepower (6,300 kW), which could propel the ships at 16.5 knots (30.56 km/h).
- HMS Avenger (D14) - commissioned on November 1st, 1938
- HMS Biter (D97) - commissioned on December 13th, 1938
- HMS Dasher (D37) - commissioned on March 24th, 1939
- APNS Charger (CVE-30) - commission on July 6th, 1942