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


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Arendal 1953

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

oil 265

Endurance, nm(kts) 
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)

Electronic equipmenttype 271 (some), type 285, type 291 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Badsworth</i> 1944
Badsworth 1944
<i>Tromsø </i>1965
Tromsø 1965


Graphics


<i>Arendal</i> 1953
Arendal 1953


Ship project history


British Hunt series II escort destroyers, transferred in 1944 and in 1952.

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), type 272, type 285, type 291 radars, type 128, type 147B sonars (electronics presumably)

Naval service


No significant events.