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G Class (1936) DD

The 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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This page last edited - 10 May, 2013.

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