|Length||323 feet (oa)|
3 4.7" guns (3x1) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
Sometimes included with the H class, these six ships were actually built for Brazil. Size and armament was similar but Brazilian specifications for equipment and interior arrangements did not meet Royal Navy standards. These six Brazilian ships were requisitioned by the British government on 4 September 1939 and taken in hand by the Royal Navy. All ships were given British names beginning with H, although HMS Handy was renamed HMS Harvester on 27 February 1940 for fear of the signal clash with HMS Hardy. HMS Hearty was renamed HMS Hesperus on the same date.
Royal Navy ships of the Havant class
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|HMS Harvester (H 19)||Lost on 11 Mar 1943|
|HMS Havant (H 32)||Lost on 1 Jun 1940|
|HMS Havelock (H 88)|
|HMS Hesperus (H 57)|
|HMS Highlander (H 44)|
|HMS Hurricane (H 06)||Lost on 24 Dec 1943|
See all Royal Navy Destroyer classes.
Havant class ships hit by U-boats (2)
|11 Mar 1943||HMS Harvester||Sunk||U-432|
|24 Dec 1943||HMS Hurricane||Sunk||U-415|
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