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The G/H-class destroyers were a class of forty-four destroyers (26 in the Royal Navy, eight in the Royal Canadian Navy, six in the Brazilian Navy, and four in the Royal Hellenic Navy). They were launched in 1935-1939 and served in World War II.

SpecificationsEdit

G-classEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1936-1949
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 323 feet (98.45 meters)
    • Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
    • Draught: 12 feet 5 inches (3.79 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,350 tons (Standard): 1,883 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 137 (Peacetime); 146 (Wartime)
  • Propulsion: 3 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 x Parsons geared turbines, 2 x shafts, 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,530 nautical miles (10,242 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 36 knots (66.67 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.7"/45-caliber Mk.IX dual purpose naval guns (4x1)
    • 8 x .50-caliber machine guns (2x4)
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
    • 20 x depth charges (1 x rail and 2 x throwers)

H-classEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1936-1949
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 323 feet (98.45 meters)
    • Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
    • Draught: 12 feet 5 inches (3.79 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,340 tons (Standard): 1,859 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 137 (Peacetime); 146 (Wartime)
  • Propulsion: 3 x Johnson boilers, 2 x Parsons geared turbines, 2 x shafts, 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,530 nautical miles (10,242 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 36 knots (66.67 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.7"/45-caliber Mk.IX dual purpose naval guns (4x1)
    • 8 x .50-caliber machine guns (2x4)
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
    • 20 x depth charges (1 x rail and 2 x throwers)

Unit RunEdit

Royal NavyEdit

G-classEdit

  • HMS Grenville (H03) - flotilla leader; Sunk by mine on January 19th, 1940
  • HMS Greyhound (H05) - sunk by Ju87 Stuka dive bomber on May 22nd, 1941
  • HMS Griffin (H31) - transferred to Republic of China Navy, renamed ROCS Xian Yang (DD-895)
  • HMS Garland (H37) - transferred to Free Polish Navy in 1940.
  • HMS Gallant (H59)
  • HMS Gipsy (H63)
  • HMS Grenade (H86) - sunk by Ju87 Stuka dive bombers on May 29th, 1940
  • HMS Grafton (H89) - torpedoed on May 29th, 1940 by KMS U-62, scuttled by HMS Ivanhoe (D16)
  • HMS Glowworm (H92) - sunk by KMS Admiral Hipper on April 8th, 1940

H-classEdit

  • HMS Hotspur (H01) - sold to Dominican Navy in 1949, renamed ARD Trujillo
  • HMS Hasty (H24)
  • HMS Hunter (H35) - transferred to Royal Netherlands Navy in 1940, renamed HNLMS Marnix
  • HMS Havock (H43)
  • HMS Hostile (H55) - transferred to Dominican Navy in 1949, renamed ARD Duarte
  • HMS Hardy (H87) - flotilla leader
  • HMS Hereward (H93)
  • HHS Hyperion (H97)
  • HMS Hero (H99) - transferred to Republic of China Navy, renamed ROCS Fen Yang (DD-896)

Havant-classEdit

  • HMS Hurricane (H06)
  • HMS Handy (H19)
  • HMS Havester (H26)
  • HMS Havant (H32)
  • HMS Highlander (H44)
  • HMS Hearty (H57)
  • HMS Hesperus (H73)
  • HMS Havelock (H88)

Royal Canadian NavyEdit

  • HMCS Michipicoten (D204)
  • HMCS Chaudière (D205)
  • HMCS Rideau (D206)
  • HMCS Mackenzie (D207)
  • HMCS Aroostook (D208)
  • HMCS Châteauguay (D209)
  • HMCS Nipigon (D210)
  • HMCS Redknife (D211)

Argentine NavyEdit

  • ARA Buenos Aries (E6)
  • ARA Entre Rios (E7)
  • ARA Corrientes (E8)
  • ARA San Juan (E9)
  • ARA San Luis (E10)
  • ARA Misiones (E11)
  • ARA Santa Cruz (E12)

Brazilian NavyEdit

  • NRB Jurua (D-01)
  • NRB Javary (D-02)
  • NRB Jutahy (D-03)
  • NRB Juruena (D-04)
  • NRB Juguaribe (D-05)
  • NRB Japarua (D-06)

Royal Hellenic NavyEdit

  • VP Vasilefs Georgios
  • VP Vasilissa Olga
  • VP Vasilefs Konstantinos
  • VP Vasilissa Sofia

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