Allied Warships

Escort destroyers

Hunt (Type III) class

4 ships


The escort destroyer HMS Holcombe of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 12 Dec 1943.

Technical information

TypeEscort destroyer
Displacement1050 BRT 
Length85.3 m 
Complement168 men 
Armament

4 4" AA guns (2x2)
4 2pdr AA (1x4)
3 20mm AA (3x1)
2 21" torpedo tubes (1x2) 

Max speed29 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power19000 HP 
Notes on class

Torpedo tubes were added to this variant of the Hunt-class design. To compensate for the weight of the torpedo tubes only 2 twin 4" gun mounts were carried. 

Royal Hellenic Navy ships of the Hunt (Type III) class

To see all Hunt (Type III) class ships click here.

RHS Adrias (L 67)
RHS Kanaris (L 53)
RHS Miaoulis (L 91)
RHS Pindos (L 65)


4 Escort destroyers of the Hunt (Type III) class.

See all Royal Hellenic Navy Escort destroyer classes.


Hunt (Type III) class ships hit by U-boats (2)

11 Dec 1942HMS BleanSunkU-443
12 Dec 1943HMS HolcombeSunkU-593

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