C and D class destroyers (RN, 1931)

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C and D class destroyers

specifications

Displacement: 1375-1400t standard, 1865-1942t (later 2040-2100t) deep load
Dimensions: 96.85m pp, 100.28m oa × 10.06m × 3.78m (later 3.96-4.06m) mean deep load
Machinery: 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 3 Admiralty 3-drum (Kempenfelt Yarrow) boilers, 36,000shp = 36kts. Oil 461-473t
Armament: 4-4.7in/45 QF Mk IX (4 singles), 1-3in HA, 2-2pdr pompom (2 singles) (not in Dainty, Decoy, Delight, Duchess), 8-21in TT (2 quadruples)
Complement: 145 (Kempenfelt, Duncan 175)

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
Kempenfelt White 29 Oct 1931 10 Nov 1945 wrecked
Comet Portsmouth DYd 30 Sept 1931 1946 BU
Crescent Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 29 Sept 1931 25 Jun 1940 lost collision
Crusader Portsmouth DYd 30 Sept 1931 14 Sept 1942 sunk
Cygnet Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 29 Sept 1931 1947 BU
Duncan Portsmouth DYd 7 Jul 1932 1945 BU
Dainty Fairfield 3 May 1932 24 Feb 1941 sunk
Daring Thornycroft 7 Apr 1932 18 Feb 1940 sunk
Decoy Thornycroft 7 Jun 1932 1946 BU
Defender Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 7 Apr 1932 11 Jul 1941 sunk
Delight Fairfield 2 Jun 1932 29 Jul 1940 sunk
Diamond Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 8 Apr 1932 27 Apr 1941 sunk
Diana Palmers 16 Jun 1932 22 Oct 1940 lost collision
Duchess Palmers 19 Jul 1932 12 Dec 1939 lost collision