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"Z" and "Ca" destroyers (MYNGS) (16, 1944 - 1945)


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Cavalier 1979 Many thanks to Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
Myngs R06, 1948- D06 53 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 5/1942 31/5/1943 6/1944 to Egypt 5/1955 (قاهر  ) "Z" group
Zambesi R66, 1948- D66 1117 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 12/1942 21/11/1943 12/1944 BU 2/1959 "Z" group
Zealous R39, 1948- D39 1118 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead 5/1942 28/2/1944 10/1944 to Israel 7/1956 (אֵילַת ) "Z" group
Zebra (ex-Wakeful) R81, 1948- D81 1372 Denny, Dumbarton 5/1942 8/3/1944 10/1944 BU 2/1959 "Z" group
Zenith (ex-Wessex) R95, 1948- D95 1373 Denny, Dumbarton 5/1942 5/6/1944 12/1944 to Egypt 5/1955 (الفاتح ) "Z" group
Zephyr R19, 1948- D19 54 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 7/1942 15/7/1943 9/1944 BU 7/1958 "Z" group
Zest R02, 1948- D102 4034 Thornycroft, Woolston 7/1942 14/10/1943 7/1944 BU 8/1970 "Z" group
Zodiac R54, 1948- D54 4035 Thornycroft, Woolston 11/1942 11/3/1944 10/1944 to Israel 7/1956 (יָפוֹ ) "Z" group
Cavendish (ex-Sibyl) R15, 1948- D15 606 John Brown, Clydebank 5/1943 12/4/1944 3/1945 BU 8/1967 "Ca" group
Caesar (ex-Ranger) R07, 1948- D07 605 John Brown, Clydebank 4/1942 14/2/1944 10/1944 BU 1/1967 "Ca" group
Cambrian (ex-Spitfire) R85, 1948- D85 614 Scotts, Greenock 8/1942 10/12/1943 7/1944 BU 9/1971 "Ca" group
Caprice (ex-Swallow) D01, R01, 1948- D01 1810 Yarrow, Scotstoun 9/1942 16/9/1943 4/1944 BU 11/1979 "Ca" group
Carron (ex-Strenuous) R30, 1948- D30 615 Scotts, Greenock 11/1942 28/3/1944 11/1944 hulked 1960, BU 4/1967 "Ca" group
Carysfort (ex-Pique) R25, 1948- D25 1929 White, Cowes 5/1943 25/7/1944 2/1945 BU 10/1970 "Ca" group
Cassandra (ex-Tourmaline) R62, 1948- D10 1811 Yarrow, Scotstoun 1/1943 29/11/1943 7/1944 BU 4/1967 "Ca" group
Cavalier (ex-Pellew) R73, 1948- D73 1928 White, Cowes 2/1943 7/4/1944 11/1944 preserved 10/1977 "Ca" group


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

36.75

36.75

36.75

Displacement standard, t

1710 - 1730 nominal

2240

1964 - 2053

Displacement full, t

2510 - 2575

2850

2675

Length, m

103.5 pp 110.6 oa

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

103.5 pp 110.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

10.9

10.9

Draught, m

4.34 - 4.42

4.20 - 4.30

4.30 - 4.40 deep load

No of shafts

2

2

2

Machinery

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

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

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

Power, h. p.

40000

40000

40000

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts)4675(20)

3000 (20) (with 476t of oil)

2800 (20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 114/45 QF Mk IV, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV,  2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Zambesi, Cavendish: 4 x 1 - 114/45 QF Mk IV, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Caprice: 4 x 1 - 114/45 QF Mk IV, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

Caesar: 4 x 1 - 114/45 QF Mk IV, 1 x 2 - 40/56 Bofors Mk VIII/IX, 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk I/III, 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70 - 130 DC)

1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 3 - 305 Limbo Mk 10 ASWRL

3 x 1 - 114/45 Mk 5, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 4 ASWRL

Electronic equipmenttype 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar type 278, type 262, type 293 radars, type 170, type 174 sonars, UA-3 ECM suite type 275, type 293P or type 293Q, type 978/974, type 944 radars, type 147B, type 174P sonars, UA-3 ECM suite
Complement

186 - 222

195

192 peace, 264 war



Standard scale images


<i>Zest</i> 1945
Zest 1945


Graphics


<i>Cavalier</i> 1979 <i>Many thanks to Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.</i>
Cavalier 1979 Many thanks to Borys Estrin for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


"Z" and "Са" classes were designed on the sample of destroyers of "S" class with new 114mm main guns (the pre-production model was tested on Savage). For topweight reduction two twin Oerlikons were replaced by single. It was planed to equip these ships with a new DP fire  control system but this system was not ready to the moment of destroyers completing yet.

Letters of the English alphabet were out on "Z" class and ships of following class originally have been named casual enough, but already after delivery of orders they changed on beginning with a combination of letters "Сa".

Modernizations


1945, Myngs: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III, 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

1945, Zenith, Zephyr, Cavalier: - 2 x 2 - 20/70, 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Mk III

1945, Caprice: - 4 x 2 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

1945, Cambrian: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1/1946, Myngs: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Zambesi, Zealous, Zebra, Zest, Zodiac: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Zenith, Zephyr: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Zambesi: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Cavendish: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Caesar: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Carron, Carysfort, Cassandra: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Cambrian: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Cavalier: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk IV Hazemeyer, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1/1946, Caprice: 4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk V, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130), type 262, type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

1956, Zest was converted to type 15 frigate. She has taken fully new silhouette, forecastle was enlarged and new aluminium alloy superstructure fitted.