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HMS Broadsword (D31)

British destroyer HMS Broadsword after her conversion to a radar picket destroyer in 1957-1958.

The Weapon-class was a class of destroyers built for the British Royal Navy towards the end of World War II. They were the smaller counterpart to the Battle-class (which followed them) and were the first new destroyer designs for the Royal Navy since the Second World War Emergency Programme. A total of twenty-three vessels were built for the Royal Navy.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1944-1971
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 365 feet (111.25 meters)
    • Beam: 38 feet (11.58 meters)
    • Draught: 14 feet 6 inches (4.42 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,980 tons (Standard); 2,825 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 234-256
  • Propulsion: 4 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 31 knots (57.41 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 262 STAAG fire control RDF
    • Type 275 fire control RDF
    • Type 291 air warning RDF
    • Type 293M target indication RDF
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4"/45-caliber Mk.XVI dual purpose naval guns (2x2)
    • 10 x Bofors 40mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft guns (4x2, 2x1)
    • 10 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x5)
    • 2 x Squid ASW mortars
    • 1 x Limbo Mk.10 ASW mortar

Unit RunEdit

  • HMS Dirk (D02)
  • HMS Scorpion (D04)
  • HMS Poniard (D06)
  • HMS Lance (D08)
  • HMS Sword (D11)
  • HMS Dagger (D23)
  • HMS Celt (D27)
  • HMS Culverin (D28)
  • HMS Rapier (D33)
  • HMS Rifle (D41)
  • HMS Howitzer (D42)
  • HMS Battleaxe (D48)
  • HMS Broadsword (D49)
  • HMS Grenade (D53)
  • HMS Tomahawk (D64)
  • HMS Carronade (D82)
  • HMS Spear (D93)
  • HMS Claymore (D94)
  • HMS Crossbow (D96)
  • HMS Halberd (D99)
  • HMS Musket (D112)
  • HMS Cutlass (D113)
  • HMS Longbow (D120)

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