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"A" leader (CODRINGTON) (1, 1930)


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Codrington 1930

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Codrington D65   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 6/1928 7/8/1929 5/1930 sunk 27/7/1940


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

35

Displacement standard, t

1540

Displacement full, t

2012

Length, m

101.2 pp 104.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

3.76

No of shafts

2

Machinery

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

Power, h. p.

39000

Fuel, t

oil 425

Endurance, nm(kts)

5000(15)

Armament

5 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 3 DCR (6 DC)

Complement

185



Standard scale images


<i>Codrington</i> 1939
Codrington 1939


Graphics


<i>Codrington</i> 1930
Codrington 1930


Ship project history


She was designed as improved Scott, however ship with 2450t full displacement has been recognised by excessively big and expensive, that has served as a cause of a failure from its further working out. Variant with much more modest data has been approved to building: hull length have shrunk to 13.1m, displacement was moderated, power and structure of machinery also (boilers number fall from 4 to 3). The number of main guns has not changed, only semi-automatic Mk IX guns instead of Mk l (as on "Modified W", Scott and Shakespeare classes leaders and experimental destroyers of 1924 program) were provided. In remaining the structure of armament of the leader corresponded "A" class destroyers. The worst, in comparison with destroyers of her flotilla, manoeuvrability became a significant lack of Codrington. The diameter of circulation on full speed of leader exceeded similar indicator on other destroyers by 350m.

Modernizations


5/1940: - 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/45 QF Mk I/II/III/IV

Naval service


Codrington has been badly damaged by explosion of air bomb from German Ju 88 bomber at Dover 27/7/1940, ran aground and never repaired.