|Length||323 feet (oa)|
4 4.7" guns (4x1) 2 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' H-class destroyers. HMS Hardy was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications; Displacement: 1455 BRT Complement: 175 men Lenght: 337 feet (oa) Armament: 5 4.7" guns (5x1) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) Speed: 36 knots Power: 38000 HP HMS Hardy was a basically a repeat Grenville with a tripod foremast. The H-class destroyers were repeat of the G-class. HMS Hero and HMS Hereward were fitted with a new style of bridge. Upon completion Hereward was fitted with an experimental twin 4.7" gun mounting in 'B'-position. This gun mounting was replaced by two single 4.7" guns, like in her sister ships, before the war.
Royal Navy ships of the H class
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|HMS Hasty (H 24)||Lost on 15 Jun 1942|
|HMS Havock (H 43)||Lost on 6 Apr 1942|
|HMS Hereward (H 93)||Lost on 29 May 1941|
|HMS Hero (H 99) (Became the Canadian destroyer Chaudiere)|
|HMS Hostile (H 55)||Lost on 23 Aug 1940|
|HMS Hotspur (H 01)|
|HMS Hunter (i) (H 35)||Lost on 10 Apr 1940|
|HMS Hyperion (H 97)||Lost on 22 Dec 1940|
|HMS Hardy (i) (H 87)||Lost on 10 Apr 1940|
See all Royal Navy Destroyer classes.
The last stand of the tin can sailors
Hornfischer, James D.
Books dealing with this subject include:
200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotten, Robinson, C. Snelling, 1999