|Armament||As designed; 4 4.5" guns (4x1) 2 40mm AA (1x2) 6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1) 8 21" torpedo tubes|
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The S Class destroyers were built as the 5th Emergency Flotilla and consisted of 8 ships.
HMS Savage carried a twin 4.5" gun turret in 'A' position. This was an experimental turret designed to be fitted in the 'Battle'-class destroyers. Savage had no single 4.5" gun fitted in 'B' position, So like her sisters she had also 4 4.5" guns fitted.
Royal Navy ships of the S class
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|HMS Savage (G 20)|
|HMS Scorpion (ii) (G 72)|
|HMS Scourge (G 01)|
|HMS Serapis (G 94)|
|HMS Shark (ii) (G 03) (Became the Norwegian destroyer Svenner.)|
|HMS Success (G 26) (Became the Norwegian destroyer Stord)|
|HMS Swift (G 46)||Lost on 24 Jun 1944|
|HMS Saumarez (G 12)|
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