As designed; 4 4.7" guns (4x1) 4 2pdr AA (1x4) 6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1) 8 21" torpedo tubes(2x4) Upon completion the after bank of torpedo tubes was omitted in favour of a 4" AA gun.
HMS Obdurate, HMS Obedient, HMS Opportune and HMS Orwell were fitted as minelayers and had a different armament when completed; 4 x 4" guns (4x1) 4 x 2pdr AA (1x40 6 x 20mm (2x2, 2x1) 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||37 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class||The displacement of HMS Onslow was 1550 tons as she was fitted as flotilla leader.|
All ships of the O class
|HMS Obdurate (G 39)|
|HMS Obedient (G 48)|
|HMS Offa (G 29)|
|HMS Onslaught (G 04)|
|HMS Opportune (G 80)|
|HMS Oribi (G 66)|
|HMS Orwell (G 98)|
|HMS Onslow (G 17)|
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