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The G-class destroyers were a class of nine destroyers of the Royal Navy ordered during the Second World War under the 1944 Programme. Two were ordered (from Yarrow) on July 24th 1944, and seven more on August 30th 1944. The Polish Navy also ordered eight G-class destroyers.

The class was an improvement on the Weapon-class destroyer. It has been referred to as the Gael-class or Gallant-class of destroyers.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1946-1968
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 365 feet (111.25 meters)
    • Beam: 39 feet 6 inches (12.04 meters)
    • Draft: 14 feet 6 inches (4.42 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,995 tons (Standard); 2,740 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 270
  • Propulsion: 2 x Foster-Wheeler boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 33.75 knots (62.51 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 293M target indication RDF
    • Type 291 air warning RDF
    • Type 275 fire control on Director Mk. VI(M) RDF
    • Type 262 STAAG fire control RDF
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.V dual purpose naval guns (2x2)
    • 12 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
    • 2 x Squid ASW mortars
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x5)

Unit RunEdit

Royal NavyEdit

  • HMS Gallant (G03)
  • HMS Gael (G07)
  • HMS Guernsey (G19)
  • HMS Glowworm (G45)
  • HMS Guinevere (G56)
  • HMS Gauntlet (G59)
  • HMS Gift (G67)
  • HMS Grafton (G76)
  • HMS Greyhound (G88)

Polish NavyEdit

  • ORP Gryf
  • ORP Wicher
  • ORP Huragan
  • ORP Orkan
  • ORP Slazak
  • ORP Kujawiak
  • ORP Piorun
  • ORP Krakowiak
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