|Length||323 feet (oa)|
4 4.7" guns (4x1) 2 .5" AA (2x4) 10 21" torpedo tubes (2x5)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' I-class destroyers. HMS Inglefield was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications; Displacement: 1544 BRT Complement: 175 men Lenght: 337 feet (oa) Armament: 5 4.7" guns (5x1) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 10 21" torpedo tubes (2x5) Speed: 36 knots Power: 38000 HP HMS Inglefield was a basically a repeat Hardy with pentad torpedo tubes. The I-class destroyers were repeat of the H-class with some minor alterations. The new type of bridge tried in HMS Hero and HMS Hereward was adopted for the whole class as well as pentad torpedo tubes. HMS Impulsive, HMS Ivanhoe, HMS Intrepid and HMS Icarus were fitted for rapid conversion to minesweepers. Two of the 4.7" guns (A and Y gun) had to be landed as well as both banks of torpedo tubes.
Royal Navy ships of the I class
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|HMS Icarus (D 03)|
|HMS Ilex (D 61)|
|HMS Imogen (D 44)||Lost on 16 Jul 1940|
|HMS Imperial (D 09)||Lost on 29 May 1941|
|HMS Impulsive (D 11)|
|HMS Inconstant (H 49)|
|HMS Intrepid (D 10)||Lost on 26 Sep 1943|
|HMS Isis (D 87)||Lost on 20 Jul 1944|
|HMS Ithuriel (H 05)||Lost on 28 Nov 1942|
|HMS Ivanhoe (D 16)||Lost on 1 Sep 1940|
|HMS Inglefield (D 02)||Lost on 25 Feb 1944|
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