The I-class was a class of destroyers built for the Royal Navy and Turkish Navy. A total of fifteen vessels were built (eleven for the British Empire and four for Turkey). They served in World War II and three were lost, with a fourth ship being written off as a constructive total loss.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1937-1960
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 323 feet (98.45 meters)
    • Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
    • Draught: 12.5 feet (3.81 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,370 tons (Standard); 1,888 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 145
  • Propulsion: 3 x Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 34,000 shp
  • Range: 5,530 nautical miles (10,242 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 35.6 knots (65.93 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 270 Target Indication RDF
    • Type 286 Surface Search RDF
    • Type 291 Air Search RDF
    • High Frequency Direction Finder
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.7"/45-caliber Mk.IX dual purpose naval guns (4x1)
    • 10 x QF 20mm/70-caliber Mk.I/II anti-aircraft cannons (10x1)
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes (5x2)
    • 60 x mines

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

Royal Navy[edit | edit source]

  • HMS Inglefield (D02) - flotilla leader
  • HMS Icarus (D03)
  • HMS Ithuriel (D05)
  • HMS Imperial (D09) - Severely damaged by air attack off Crete on May 29th, 1941 and scuttled by HMS Hotspur
  • HMS Intrepid (D10)
  • HMS Impulsive (D11)
  • HMS Ivanhoe (D16) - Mined and sunk off Texel on September 1st, 1940
  • HMS Imogen (D44) - Collided with the cruiser Glasgow and sank on July 16th, 1940
  • HMS Inconstant (D49)
  • HMS Ilex (D61)
  • HMS Isis (D87)

Turkish Navy[edit | edit source]

  • TCG Gayret (H05)
  • TCG Muavenet (H49)
  • TCG Demirhisar (H80)
  • TCG Sultanhisar (H87)
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