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ESCORTS

BADSWORTH escort destroyers (1941-1942/1944-1952)

Badsworth 1944

Tromsø 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Badsworth, 1946- Arendal L03, 1950- D310, 1956- F310 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 5/1940 17/3/1941 8/1941 // 11/1944 stricken 5/1961
Tromsø (ex-Zetland) D311, 1956- F311 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 10/1940 7/3/1942 6/1942 // late1952 stricken 1965
Haugesund (ex-Beaufort) D312, 1956- F312 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 7/1940 9/6/1941 11/1941 // late1952 stricken 1965

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1625

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.78 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

oil 265

Armament

Badsworth: 3 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Tromsø: 3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 3, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Haugesund: 3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Sensors type 271, 285, 290 or 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: British Hunt series II escort destroyers, transferred in 1944 and in 1952.

Redesigned "Hunt I" design with increased by 0.8m breadth for improvement of stability. In the remaining these ships corresponded to an original design.

Modernizations: 1954, all: lattice mast was installed; armament consisted of 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19 ("A" and "Y" mounts), 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30)

Naval service: No significant events.

Arendal 1953

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