L and M class destroyers (RN, 1939)

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L and M class destroyers

specifications

Displacement: 1920-1935t standard, 2660-2725t (later 2810-2840t) deep load
Dimensions: 105.31m pp, 110.49m oa × 11.20m × 4.34-4.39m (later 4.52m) mean deep load
Machinery: 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 48,000shp = 36kts. Oil 537t
Armament: 6-4.7in/45 QF Mk XI (3 twins), 4-2pdr pompom (1 quadruple), 8-21in TT (2 quadruples)
Complement: 190-226

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
Gurkha Cammell Laird 8 Jul 1940 17 Jan 1942 sunk ex-Larne
Laforey Yarrow 15 Feb 1941 30 Mar 1944 sunk
Lance Yarrow 28 Nov 1940 9 Apr 1942 total loss
Legion Hawthorn Leslie 26 Dec 1939 26 Mar 1942 sunk
Lightning Hawthorn Leslie 22 Apr 1940 12 Mar 1943 sunk
Lively Cammell Laird 28 Jan 1941 11 May 1942 sunk
Lookout Scotts 4 Nov 1940 1948 BU
Loyal Scotts 8 Oct 1941 1948 BU
Mahratta Scotts 28 Jul 1942 25 Feb 1944 sunk ex-Marksman
Marne Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 30 Oct 1940 1959 to Turkey
Martin Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 12 Dec 1940 10 Nov 1942 sunk
Matchless Stephen 4 Sept 1941 1959 to Turkey
Meteor Stephen 3 Nov 1941 1959 to Turkey
Milne Scotts 30 Dec 1941 1959 to Turkey
Musketeer Fairfield 2 Dec 1941 1955 BU
Orkan Fairfield 2 Mar 1942 8 Oct 1943 sunk ex-Myrmidon