4 4.7" guns (4x1) 2 2pdr AA (2x1) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' C-class destroyers. HMS Kempenfelt/HMCS Assiniboine was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications; Displacement: 1390 BRT Complement: 175 men.
These ships were repeat B-class ships with only minor modifications.
The C-class destroyers were taken over by the R.C.N. from the R.N. before the Second World War with the exception of the Flotilla leader HMS Kempenfelt. She was taken over in October 1939.
The survivors were later modified for escort duties.
All ships of the C class
|HMCS Fraser (H 48)||Lost on 25 Jun 1940|
|HMCS Ottawa (i) (H 60)||Lost on 14 Sep 1942|
|HMCS Restigouche (H 00)|
|HMCS St. Laurent (H 83)|
|HMCS Assiniboine (I 18)|
|HMS Kempenfelt (i) (I 18) (Transferred to Canada as HMCS Assiniboine)|
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