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"G" destroyers (GAEL) (8)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gael  G07   Yarrow, Scotstoun --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gallant  G03   Yarrow, Scotstoun --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gauntlet  G59 4080 Thornycroft, Woolston --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Gift (ex-Glowworm, ex-Guinivere)  G67 1396 Denny, Dumbarton --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Glowworm (ex-Gift)  G45 4081 Thornycroft, Woolston --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Grafton  G76 1937 White, Cowes --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Greyhound  G88 1938 White, Cowes --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945
Guernsey  G19 1395 Denny, Dumbarton --- --- --- cancelled 12/1945


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

33.75

Displacement standard, t

1995

Displacement full, t

2740

Length, m

104.1 pp 111.3 oa

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

4.32 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Fuel, t

oil 586

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(20)
Armament

2 x 2 - 114/45 RP.10 Mk IV, 2 x 2 - 40/60 STAAG Mk II, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (50 - 150 DC)

Electronic equipment2x type 262, type 277, type 291, type 293, type 903 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars
Complement

270 - 290



Standard scale images


<i>Glowworm</i>, 1946 design  
Glowworm, 1946 design  


Project history


Development of "Weapons" design with 1.5m more beam and 114mm main guns. All were cancelled.

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