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"Q" and "R" destroyers (QUENTIN) (16, 1942 - 1943)


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Relentless 1963

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
Quadrant (RAN 10/1943) G11 - D17, 1948- D11   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 9/1940 28/2/1942 11/1942 BU 2/1963 "Q" group
Quail G45   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 9/1941 1/6/1942 1/1943 sunk 18/6/1944 "Q" group
Quality (RAN 10/1945) G62, 1948- D62   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 10/1940 6/10/1941 9/1942 BU 4/1958 "Q" group
Queenborough (RAN 10/1945) G70, 1948- D170   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 11/1940 16/1/1942 12/1942 TS 7/1966, BU 4/1975 "Q" group
Quentin G78   White, Cowes 9/1940 5/11/1941 4/1942 sunk 2/12/1942 "Q" group
Quiberon (RAN 7/1942) G81 - D20, 1948- D181   White, Cowes 10/1940 31/1/1942 7/1942 BU 2/1972 "Q" group
Quickmatch (RAN 9/1942) G92 - D21, 1948- D92   White, Cowes 2/1941 11/4/1942 9/1942 BU 2/1972 "Q" group
Quilliam G09   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 8/1941 29/11/1941 10/1942 to Netherlands 11/1945 (Banckert) "Q" group
Racehorse H11, 1948- D111   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 1/6/1942 10/1942 BU 12/1949 "R" group
Raider H15, 1948- D115   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 4/1941 1/4/1942 11/1942 to India 9/1949 (Rana (राणा)) "R" group
Rapid H32, 1948- D138   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 6/1941 16/7/1942 2/1943 TS 1966, for disposal 1979, sunk as target 3/9/1981 "R" group
Redoubt H41, 1948- D141   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 2/5/1942 10/1942 to India 7/1949 (Ranjit (रणजीत)) "R" group
Relentless H85, 1948- D185   John Brown, Clydebank 6/1941 15/7/1942 11/1942 BU 6/1971 "R" group
Rocket H92, 1948- D192   Scotts, Greenock 3/1941 28/10/1942 8/1943 BU 3/1967 "R" group
Roebuck H95, 1948- D195   Scotts, Greenock 6/1941 10/12/1942 6/1943 BU 8/1969 "R" group
Rotherham H09, 1948- D209   John Brown, Clydebank 4/1941 21/3/1942 8/1942 to India 7/1949 (Rajput (राजपूत)) "R" group


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

36.75

36.75

Displacement standard, t

1705 - 1725

2240

Displacement full, t

2425 - 2480

2850

Length, m

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

10.9

Draught, m

4.22 - 4.29 deep load

4.20 - 4.30

No of shafts

2

2

Machinery

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

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

Power, h. p.

40000

40000

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts)

4675(20)

3000 (20) (476 t of oil)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (45 DC)

Rocket, Roebuck: 4 x 1 - 120/45 QF Mk IX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (70 DC)

F138, F195, F01: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 1 - 533 TT (8), 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL

F185, F191, F02 - F04: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL

Electronic equipment

type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

F138, 195, F01: type 262, type 278, type 293 radars, type 147B, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

F185, 191, F02-04: type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite

Complement

175 - 225

195



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<i>Raider</i> 1943
Raider 1943
<i>Rocket</i> 1944
Rocket 1944


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<i>Relentless</i> 1967 Name No Reconstructed Yard Fate Rapid F138 1952 - 1953 A. Stephens, Linthouse TS 1966, sunk as target 3/9/1981 Relentless F185 1950 - 1952 Portsmouth DYd BU 6/1971 Rocket F191 1950 - 1952 Devonport DYd BU 3/1967 Roebuck F195 1952 - 1953 Devonport DYd BU 8/1969 <i>Australian ships</i> Quadrant F01 4/1950 - 7/1953 Williamstown DYd, Australia BU 2/1963 Queenborough F02 5/1950 - 12/1954 Cockatoo DYd, Australia TS 7/1966, BU 4/1975 Quiberon F03 11/1950 - 12/1957 Cockatoo DYd, Australia BU 2/1972 Quickmatch F04 4/1951 - 9/1955 Cockatoo DYd, Australia BU 2/1972   Displacement standard, t 2240 Displacement full, t 2850 Length, m 103.5 pp 109.2 oa Breadth, m 10.9 Draught, m 4.20 - 4.30 No of shafts 2 Machinery 2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers Power, h. p. 40000 Max speed, kn 36.75 Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (20) (476 t of oil) Armament F138, F195, F01: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 1 - 533 TT (8), 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL F185, F191, F02 - F04: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL Sensors F138, 195, F01: type 262, type 278, type 293 radars, type 147B, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite F185, 191, F02-04: type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite Complement 195   late 1950s, <i> Quadrant</i>, <i>Rapid</i>, <i>Roebuck</i>: - 2 x 1 - 533 TT   <b>Naval service: </b> <i>Quentin</i> was sunk by two Italian air torpedoes from Ju 88 bomber 2/12/1942 at coast of Tunis. <i> Quail</i> 15/11/1943 was mined on German mine off Bari (Mediterranean) by the mine from German submarine <i>U</i><i>453</i>, towed to a port, but 18/6/1944 foundered at towing from Bari to Taranto. Quilliam was badly damaged in May, 1945 at collision with aircraft carrier <i>Indomitable</i> and repaired 3 months.  
Relentless 1967 Name No Reconstructed Yard Fate Rapid F138 1952 - 1953 A. Stephens, Linthouse TS 1966, sunk as target 3/9/1981 Relentless F185 1950 - 1952 Portsmouth DYd BU 6/1971 Rocket F191 1950 - 1952 Devonport DYd BU 3/1967 Roebuck F195 1952 - 1953 Devonport DYd BU 8/1969 Australian ships Quadrant F01 4/1950 - 7/1953 Williamstown DYd, Australia BU 2/1963 Queenborough F02 5/1950 - 12/1954 Cockatoo DYd, Australia TS 7/1966, BU 4/1975 Quiberon F03 11/1950 - 12/1957 Cockatoo DYd, Australia BU 2/1972 Quickmatch F04 4/1951 - 9/1955 Cockatoo DYd, Australia BU 2/1972   Displacement standard, t 2240 Displacement full, t 2850 Length, m 103.5 pp 109.2 oa Breadth, m 10.9 Draught, m 4.20 - 4.30 No of shafts 2 Machinery 2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers Power, h. p. 40000 Max speed, kn 36.75 Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (20) (476 t of oil) Armament F138, F195, F01: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 1 - 533 TT (8), 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL F185, F191, F02 - F04: 1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL Sensors F138, 195, F01: type 262, type 278, type 293 radars, type 147B, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite F185, 191, F02-04: type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite Complement 195   late 1950s, Quadrant, Rapid, Roebuck: - 2 x 1 - 533 TT   Naval service: Quentin was sunk by two Italian air torpedoes from Ju 88 bomber 2/12/1942 at coast of Tunis. Quail 15/11/1943 was mined on German mine off Bari (Mediterranean) by the mine from German submarine U453, towed to a port, but 18/6/1944 foundered at towing from Bari to Taranto. Quilliam was badly damaged in May, 1945 at collision with aircraft carrier Indomitable and repaired 3 months.  
<i>Relentless </i>1963
Relentless 1963


Ship project history


Order for 16 ships of "Q" and "R" classes has been given out in December, 1939 and April, 1940 respectively, but actually works have begun only in autumn 1940 because of congestion of Yards by repair of ships damaged during Norwegian and French campaigns. They repeated design of "O" class, but dimensions and displacement are a little increased, first of all, for placing of an additional fuel stowage. It was originally planed to mount a 102mm AA gun instead of second TT bank but it was refused before completion. The arrangement of officer cabins on "R" class was changed as on "Hunt" class escorts: they were moved from stern to bow below superstructure.

The design provided possibility of removing of "Y" mount (usual practice on interwar destroyer classes) with increase in number of DCT to 8 and DC stowage to 120 pieces, however in practice to a similar measure did not resort, and increasing of ASW abilities passed without artillery easing. Soon after completion number of DCT has increased to 4, and DC stowage from 70 to 130 pieces on majority of the ships.

Modernizations


late 1942 - early 1943, all but Rocket and Roebuck: + 2 DCT (70 - 130 DC totally)

1943, all but Rocket and Roebuck: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1944, Raider, Rotherham, Redoubt: - 4 x 1 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III

1944, mostly: + type 271 or type 272 radar

1/1946, Racehorse, Rapid, Relentless, Rocket, Roebuck: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (130), type 271 or type 272, type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Raider, Redoubt, Rotherham: 4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk XVIII, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 3 DCR (130), type 271 or type 272, type 285, type 290 or type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1952 - 1957, type 15 frigates, as follows. Ships had taken fully new silhouette, forecastle was enlarged and new aluminium alloy superstructure fitted.