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GLAISDALE escort destroyers (1942)


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Narvik 1953

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Eskdale L36   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1.1941 16.3.1942 7.1942 sunk 14.4.1943
Glaisdale, 1946- Narvik L44, 1950- D309, 1956- F309   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 2.1941 5.1.1942 6.1942 stricken 5.1961


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1490, later 1545 - 1590

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.73 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 277

Endurance, nm(kts)2100(20)
Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30 - 70)

Electronic equipmenttype 271 (some), type 285, type 286 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Glaisdale</i> 1943
Glaisdale 1943


Graphics


<i>Narvik</i> 1953
Narvik 1953


Project history


Former British Hunt (3rd series) escort destroyers, transferred to Norway when were fitted out and commissioned already under the Norwegian flag.

Ships of the 1940 program should become repetition of "Hunt II" class. Successful using of torpedoes in early war period has jogged Admiralty on introduction of TT to armament of new ships, even by removing of one 102mm twin mount. Visually these ships differed from early series by straight lines of a mast and funnel. Partly stabilizers were not fitted and exempted volume of the hull was used for placing of an additional stock of fuel.

Modernizations


1943, both: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII

Naval service


Eskdale 14.4.1943 at Cape Lizard has received two torpedo hits from German MTB S90: to bow and stern. Despite heavy damages some time she remained afloat, but, having received new torpedo hits from MTBs S112 and S65, has sunk.