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sister-ship Sultanhissar 1946

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Inconstant (ex-Muavenet) H49   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 24/2/1941 1/1942 to Turkey 3/1946 (Muavenet)
Ithuriel (ex-Gayret) H05   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 15/2/1940 3/1942 CTL 28/11/1942


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

35.5

Displacement standard, t

1370

Displacement full, t

1890 (later 2080)

Length, m

95.1 pp 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.78 (later 3.96)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

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

Power, h. p.

34000

Fuel, t

oil 443

Endurance, nm(kts)5500(15)
Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (20 DC)

Electronic equipmentpresumably type 271, type 286M/P radars, type 124 sonar
Complement

145



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sister-ship <i>Sultanhissar</i> 1946
sister-ship Sultanhissar 1946


Project history


Four destroyers have been ordered by Turkey in 1939 to Vickers-Armstrong and Denny as "I" class ships built for the RN, but with quadruple TTs. Fire control system was similar to accepted on Brazilian "Н" class. British Government has redeemed two destroyers. Two more, built by Denny, were commissioned by Turkish Navy in 1942

Modernizations


early 1942, both: - 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/45 QF Mk I/II/III/IV, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

early 1943, Inconstant: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 1 x 1 - 76/45; + 2 DCT (70 DC)

1943 - 1944, Inconstant: presumably - type 286M/P radar; + type 291 radar

mid-1943, Inconstant: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

early 1944, Inconstant: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, type 124 sonar; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Inconstant: 2 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 2 x 1 - 57/40 Mk VI, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog AWSRL, 4 DCT, 1 DCR (70), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

Naval service


Ithuriel was damaged by German He 111 bombers off Cape Bon 27-28/11/1942 and never repaired.

Sultanhissar 1946