Allied Warships


Cr class

8 ships

The destroyer HMS Crystal (R 38) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1710 BRT 
Length363 feet 
Complement186 men 

As designed;
4 4.5" guns (4x1)
2 40mm AA (1x2)
6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1)
8 21" torpedo tubes 

Max speed37 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power40000 HP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Cr class

Royal Canadian Navy Royal Canadian Navy (more on Royal Canadian Navy)

HMCS Cresent (R 16)
HMCS Crusader (R 20)

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Creole (R 82)
HMS Crispin (ii) (R 68)
HMS Cromwell (R 35)
HMS Crown (R 46)
HMS Croziers (R 27)
HMS Crystal (R 38)

8 Destroyers of the Cr class.

See all 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
A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
All the Gallant Men, Donald Stratton, 2016
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
The Battle of Tassafaronga, Russell Syndnor Crenshaw, 2010
Battlestations, Veronico, Nicholas A., 2001
Blood on the Sea, Parkin, Robert Sinclair, 1996
A Blue Water Navy, WAB Douglas, R. Sarty, M. Whitby et al., 2007
British Destroyers 1892 to 1953, March, Edgar J, 2003
The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War, Collingwood, Donald, 1999
Capturing Enigma, Harper, Stephen, 2000 (transl.)
Deadly Seas, Bercuson, David Jay and Herwig, Holger H., 1997 (transl.)
Death at a Distance, Michael Sturma, 2006
Full Circle, John Gritten, 2003
The Good Shepherd, Forester, C.S., 1955 (transl.)

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