Duncan Class (1933) DD
single ship class was the destroyer leader for the 1930 destroyer
construction programme, the D Class
As destroyer leader she had an increased complement and working space needed to control a flotilla.
Duncan was similar to the previous year's destroyer leader HMS Kempenfelt and so had the same design and armament as C Class destroyers but was of slightly greater displacement.
The RN destroyer flotilla organisation at the time called for a group of destroyers to be designed, ordered and built as a single group of eight ships. That group on completion formed a single destroyer flotilla. Which had one destroyer leader, whose Captain (D) would command the flotilla.
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