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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

DARING destroyers (1952 - 1954)

Daring 1963

Daring 1968

Defender 1969

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

 

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: Pametrada geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

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

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

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

Power, h. p.

54000

Max speed, kn

34.75

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 5 - 533 TT, 1 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL

Sensors

type 262, 275, 277, 291, 293 radars, type 170, 174/177 sonars

Complement

297 - 330

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 launcher

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

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

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

Naval service: No significant events.

Daring 1954

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15