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TORPEDO SHIPS

BATH ex-US destroyers (1918-1919/1940-1942)

St. Albans 1942

Lincoln 1942

St. Albans 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bath (ex-Bath, ex-DD181 Hopewell) I17 Newport News, USA 1/1918 8/6/1918 3/1919 // 4/1941 sunk 19/8/1941
Lincoln (ex-Lincoln, ex-DD143 Yarnall) G42 Cramp, Philadelphia, USA 2/1918 19/6/1918 11/1918 // 6/1942 to UK 2/1944 (Lincoln)
Mansfield (ex-Mansfield, ex-DD78 Evans) G76 Bath Iron Wks, USA 12/1917 30/10/1918 11/1918 // 12/1940 to UK 2/1942 (Mansfield)
Newport (ex-Newport, ex-DD81 Sigourney) G54 Bethlehem, Quincy, USA 8/1917 16/12/1917 5/1918 // 10/1941 to UK 6/1942 (Newport)
St. Albans (ex-St. Albans, ex-DD182 Thomas) I15 Newport News, USA 3/1918 4/7/1918 4/1919 // 4/1941 to UK 2/1944 (St. Albans)

 

 

 

Displacement standard, t

Bath, Newport, St. Albans: 1060

Lincoln, Mansfield: 1090

Displacement full, t

Bath, Newport, St. Albans: 1360

Lincoln, Mansfield: 1390

Length, m

94.5 wl 95.8 oa

Breadth, m

9.40

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Bath, Lincoln, Mansfield, St. Albans: Parsons or Westinghouse geared steam turbines / 1 Parsons or Westinghouse geared steam turbine for cruising, 4 Normand, Thornycroft or White-Forster boilers

Newport: Curtis geared steam turbines / 1 Curtis geared steam turbine for cruising, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

Bath, Lincoln, St. Albans: 26000

Mansfield: 24200

Newport: 27000

Max speed, kn

35

Mansfield: 32

Fuel, t

oil 275

Endurance, nm(kts) 4300(14)

Armament

Bath, Mansfield, Newport: 3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 9, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 3 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60)

St. Albans: 3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 9, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 1 x 1 - 76/23 Mk 14, 3 x 1 - 12.7/90, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60)

Lincoln: 1 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 9, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60)

Sensors sonar

Complement

146

Ship project history: Former British destroyers of "Town" class (ex-USN flushdeckers). Part from them served under national colours, part under British, but with Norwegian crews. English names did not change.

Modernizations: 1942 - 1943, Mansfield: - 2 x 1 - 102/50, 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + (2 - 4) x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV or 2 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT. TT was moved to center line.

Naval service: Bath 19/8/1941 was sunk in Northern Atlantic by German submarine U204 (under other version U201).

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