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HMS Legion (G74)

British destroyer HMS Legion (G74) at anchor.

The L/M-class was a class of sixteen destroyers which served in the British Royal Navy during World War II. The ships of the class were launched between 1939 and 1942. After the war, four LM-class destroyers would be transferred to the Turkish Navy.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1941-1959 (RN)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 362 feet 3 inches (110.41 meters)
    • Beam: 37 feet (11.28 meters)
    • Draught: 10 feet (3.05 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,920 tons (Standard); 2,660 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 190
  • Propulsion: 2 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 48,000 shp (36,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 36 knots (66.67 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 285 Anti-Aircraft RDF
    • Type 286M Air Warning RDF
    • ASDIC
  • Armament
    • 6 x QF 4.7"/45-caliber Mk.XI dual purpose naval guns (3x2) or 8 x QF 4"/45-caliber Mk.XVI dual purpose naval guns (4x2)
    • 4 x QF 2-pdr Mk.VIII anti-aircraft guns (1x4)
    • 8 x Vickers 12.7mm machine guns (2x4)
    • 4 x 21" torpedo tubes (1x4)
    • 2 x depth charge throwers (with 42 depth charges on two rails)

Unit RunEdit

L-classEdit

  • HMS Loyal (G15)
  • HMS Lookout (G32)
  • HMS Lively (G40)
  • HMS Lightning (G55)
  • HMS Larne (G63)
  • HMS Legion (G74)
  • HMS Lance (G87)
  • HMS Laforey (G99)

M-classEdit

  • HMS Milne (G14) - transferred to Turkey in 1959, renamed TCG Alp Arslam
  • HMS Mahratta (G23)
  • HMS Marne (G35) - transferred to Turkey in 1959, renamed TCG Maresal Fevzi Cakmak
  • HMS Martin (G44)
  • HMS Matchless (G52) - transferred to Turkey in 1959, renamed TCG Kilicali Pasha
  • HMS Meteor (G74) - transferred to Turkey in 1959, renamed TCG Piyale Pasha
  • HMS Musketeer (G86)
  • HMS Myrmidon (G90) - loaned to Free Polish Navy, renamed ORP Orkan
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