|Length||323 feet (oa)|
4 4.7" guns (4x1) 2 2pdr AA (2x1) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||35.25 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' B-class destroyers. HMS Keith was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications; Displacement: 1400 BRT Complement: 175 men. HMS Keith was a smaller leader, she did not have an extra 4.7" gun as did HMS Codrington the leader of the A-class destroyers.
The regular B-class destroyers were repeat A-class destroyers with only minor modifications.
All ships of the B class
|HMS Basilisk (H 11)||Lost on 1 Jun 1940|
|HMS Beagle (H 30)|
|HMS Blanche (H 47)||Lost on 13 Nov 1939|
|HMS Boadicea (H 65)||Lost on 13 Jun 1944|
|HMS Boreas (H 77) (Became the Greek destroyer Salamis)|
|HMS Brazen (H 80)||Lost on 20 Jul 1940|
|HMS Brilliant (H 84)|
|HMS Bulldog (H 91)|
|RHS Salamis (H 77) (ex. HMS Boreas)|
|HMS Keith (D 06)||Lost on 1 Jun 1940|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
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