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A quartet of Battle-class destroyers at sea.

The Battle-class destroyers were a class of destroyer in service to various navies of the British Commonwealth during and after World War II. They are known primarily for their use in the Pacific theatre of the second world war. After World War II, the Battle-class would be in service in various other nations navies including Germany's Bundesmarine.


  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1942-19??
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 391 feet (119.18 meters)
    • Beam: 40.5 feet (12.34 meters)
    • Draught: 12.75 feet (Standard); 15.3 feet (Full Load)
    • Displacement: 2,480 tons (Standard); 3,430 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 288
  • Propulsion: 4 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 shafts, 66,000 shp (49,500 kW)
  • Range: 5,600 nautical miles (8,100 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Speed: 37.57 knots (69.58 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Type 275 fire control radar
    • Type 282 fire control radar
    • Type 291 air warning radar
    • Type 293 target indentification radar
  • Armament
    • 6 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.IV dual purpose naval guns (3x2)
    • 8 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (3x2, 2x1)
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x5)
    • 1 x Squid A/S mortar

Unit Run[]

Royal Navy[]

Flight I[]

  • HMS Battle
  • HMS Audacity (D01)
  • HMS Armada (D14) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Yuen Yang (DD-905)
  • HMS St. Kitts (D18)
  • HMS Gravelines (D24) - (Sold to Republic of China as ROCS Lo Yang (DD-908))
  • HMS Vigo (D31)
  • HMS Camperdown (D32)
  • HMS Gabbard (D47) - (Transferred to India as HMIS Badr)
  • HMS Finisterre (D55)
  • HMS Sluys (D60) - (sold to Iran in 1966 as IIN Artemiz, later renamed RIS Damavand)
  • HMS St. James (D65) - (sunk at the Battle of North Borneo)
  • HMS Solebay (D70)
  • HMS Hogue (D74) - (sold to Germany as BMS Weisbaden (Z-03))
  • HMS Trafalgar (D77)
  • HMS Cadiz (D79) - (Transferred to India as HMIS Khaibar)
  • HMS Barfleur (D80)
  • HMS Saintes (D84) - (sold to Germany as BMS Stuttgart (Z-04))

Flight II[]

  • HMS Dunkirk (D09) - (sold to West Japan as RJS Ariake (DD-103))
  • HMS Alamein (D17) - (sold to Germany as BMS Nürnberg (Z-05))
  • HMS Aisne (D22)
  • HMS Matapan (D43)
  • HMS Waterloo (D54)
  • HMS Malplaquet (D58)
  • HMS Jutland (D62) - (sold to Germany as BMS Köln (Z-02))
  • HMS Barossa (D68) - (sold to Germany as BMS München (Z-01))
  • HMS Agincourt (D86)
  • HMS San Domingo (D89)
  • HMS Namur (D95)
  • HMS Corunna (D97)

Flight III[]

  • HMS River Plate (D13) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Huei Yang (DD-906))
  • HMS Vimiera (D39)
  • HMS Talavera (D40) - (sold to Germany as BMS Dresden (Z-06))
  • HMS Lagos (D44)
  • HMS Trincomalee (D50)
  • HMS Albuera (D56)
  • HMS Navarino (D66)
  • HMS Poictiers (D69)
  • HMS Belle Island (D72) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Hsiang Yang (DD-901))
  • HMS Mons (D75) - (sold to Chile as BAC Blanco Encalada (DD-14))
  • HMS Oudenarde (D78) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Hua Yang (DD-903))
  • HMS Ypres (D81) - (sold to West Japan as RJS Yugure (D-104))
  • HMS Somme (D83)
  • HMS Omdurman (D92) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Po Yang (DD-907))
  • HMS St Lucia (D98) - (sold to Republic of China as ROCS Nan Yang (DD-904))

Royal Australian Navy[]

  • HMAS Anzac (D59)
  • HMAS Tobruk (D60)
  • HMAS Gallipoli (D61)
  • HMAS Albania (D62)
  • HMAS Katia (D63)
  • HMAS Megiddo (D64)
  • HMAS Sari Bair (D65)
  • HMAS Tiberias (D66)
  • HMAS Magdhaba (D67)
  • HMAS Jericho (D68)
  • HMAS Sheria (D69)
  • HMAS Toma (D70)
  • HMAS Nekhl (D71)
  • HMAS Romani (D72)
  • HMAS Beersheba (D73)
  • HMAS Fromelles (D74)

Royal Canadian Navy[]

  • HMCS Spirit of Ottawa (D244)
  • HMCS Spirit of Montreal (D245)
  • HMCS Spirit of Quebec City (D246)
  • HMCS Spirit of Toronto (D247)
  • HMCS Spirit of Chicoutimi (D248)
  • HMCS Spirit of Halifax (D249)
  • HMCS Spirit of Vancouver (D250)
  • HMCS Spirit of Saskatoon (D251)
  • HMCS Spirit of Winnipeg (D252)
  • HMCS Spirit of Gatineau (D253)
  • HMCS Spirit of Whitehorse (D254)
  • HMCS Spirit of Lethbridge (D255)
  • HMCS Spirit of Yellowknife (D256)
  • HMCS Spirit of Iqaluit (D257)
  • HMCS Spirit of Kelowna (D258)
  • HMCS Spirit of Fredericton (D259)

Royal New Zealand Navy[]

  • HMNZS Stalwart (D01)
  • HMNZS Resolute (D02)
  • HMNZS Defiant (D03)
  • HMNZS Valiant (D04)
  • HMNZS Gallant (D05)
  • HMNZS Horizon (D06)
  • HMNZS Redoubtable (D07)
  • HMNZS Incessant (D08)
  • HMNZS Endurance (D09)
  • HMNZS Tempest (D10)
  • HMNZS Legacy (D11)
  • HMNZS Relentless (D12)