G Class (1936) DD
1933 destroyer construction programme was very similar to the previous
year's F Class (1935) DD, being slightly smaller with displacement the same as the A
Class of the 1927 programme.
The reduction in displacement was achieved by omitting the cruise turbines, and improvement in boiler technology.
A move to increase the torpedo broadside to 10 tubes meant Glowworm received the prototype pentad fitting. All the others received quadruple tubes.
Anti-aircraft armament remained woeful.
Six of the eight were lost during the first two years of WW2.
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