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Daring 1954 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr and Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Dainty D108 (ex-I52) 1941 White, Cowes 12/1945 16/8/1950 26/2/1953 sold 1/1971
Danae (ex-Vimiera) I06 1179 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead ? --- --- cancelled
Daring D05 (ex-I15) 1739 Swan Hunter, Wallsend 9/1945 10/8/1949 8/3/1952 sold 5/1971
Decoy I40 99 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne ? --- --- cancelled
Decoy (ex-Dragon) D106 (ex-I56) 1845 Yarrow, Scotstoun 9/1946 19/3/1949 28/4/1953 to Peru 12/1969 (Ferré)
Defender (ex-Dogstar) D114 (ex-I47) 609 A. Stephens, Linthouse 3/1949 27/7/1950 5/12/1952 sold 5/1972
Delight I45 100 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne ? --- --- cancelled
Delight (ex-Disdain, ex-Ypres) D119 (ex-I08) 717 Fairfield, Govan 9/1946 21/12/1950 9/10/1953 sold 9/1970
Demon I35 1747 Swan Hunter, Wallsend ? --- --- cancelled
Dervish I73 1942 White, Cowes ? --- --- cancelled
Desire I19 681 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn ? --- --- cancelled
Desperate I87 633 John Brown, Clydebank ? --- --- cancelled
Diamond D35 (ex-I81) 632 John Brown, Clydebank 3/1949 14/6/1950 21/2/1952 harbour TS 1979, sold 11/1981
Diana I77 682 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn ? --- --- cancelled
Diana (ex-Druid) D126 (ex-I26) 1846 Yarrow, Scotstoun 4/1947 8/5/1952 29/3/1954 to Peru 12/1969 (Palacios)
Duchess D154 (ex-I94) 4087 Thornycroft, Woolston 7/1948 9/4/1951 23/10/1952 to Australia 5/1964 (Duchess)


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

34.75

Displacement standard, t

2830

Displacement full, t

3580

Length, m

111.6 pp 118.9 oa

Breadth, m

13.1

Draught, m

4.14 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Dainty, Defender, Duchess: 2 sets Pametrada geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Daring, Delight: 2 sets Pametrada geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Decoy, Diana: 2 sets Yarrow geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Diamond: 2 sets Pametrada/Brown BTH geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

54000

Fuel, t

oil 590

Endurance, nm(kts)4400(20)
Armament

3 x 2 - 120/45 Mk 6, 2 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG Mk 2, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 х 5 - 533 TT, 1 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL

Electronic equipment3x type 262, type 274, type 275, type 291, type 293Q radars, type 170, type 174 or type 177 sonars
Complement

297 - 330



Standard scale images


<i>Daring </i>1963
Daring 1963
<i>Daring </i>1968
Daring 1968
<i>Defender</i> 1969
Defender 1969


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<i>Daring</i> 1954 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr and Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.</i>  
Daring 1954 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr and Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.  


Ship project history


Last pure fleet destroyers of Royal Navy. Many technical parameters were improved: destroyers had 1.0 - 1.1m metacentric height (excellent stability), 450-500m tactical diameter, machinery using steam with high parameters.

Modernizations


1958 - 1959, all: - 1 x 5 - 533 TT

1963, Decoy: - 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5; + 1 x 4 Sea Cat GWS20 SAM (8 Sea Cat)

1963 - mid-1960s, Dainty, Daring, Defender, Delight: - 2 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG, 1 x 5 - 533 TT, 2x type 262, type 275 radars; + 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, type 903 radar, UA-3/4 ECM suite

1963 - mid-1960s, Decoy, Diamond, Diana, Duchess: - 2 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG, 1 x 5 - 533 TT, 2x type 262, type 275 radars; + 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, type 903 radar, UA-3/4 ECM suite

late 1960s, Decoy: - 1 x 4 Sea Cat SAM; + 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr and Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.