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D Class (1932) DD

The 1930 destroyer construction programme resulted in the D Class, destroyers.

The were slightly larger than the B Class, ships, but with greater endurance.

Of the eight ships only one survived WW2. Six manned by the Royal Navy were lost by 27-Apr-1941, and one had been transferred to Canada 06-Sep-1940, and lost the following month.

The last survivor was transferred to Canada in 1943, and sold for scrapping in 1946, having sunk three U-boats. 

 

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This page last edited - 24 May, 2012.

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