(DD-) O- Class

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(DD-) O- Class

Post  Kiwi's son on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:28 am

The O class Setup:
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Displacement: 1,610 tons (1,636 tonnes)
2,270 tons (2,306 tonnes) full load
Complement: 176 (217 in leader)
Armament:

* 4 x QF 4.7 in Mk.XII (120 mm L/45), single mounts CP Mk.XVIII
* 1 x QF 4 in Mk.V (102 mm L/45), mount HA Mk.III
* 4 x QF 2 pdr Mk.VIII (40 mm L/39), quad mount Mk.VII
* Up to 6 x QF 20 mm Oerlikon, single mount P Mk.III
* 8 (2x4) tubes for 21 in torpedoes Mk.IX

Notes: Other characteristics as per P class
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The History behind it:

The O and P class was a class of destroyers of the British Royal Navy. Ordered in 1939, they were the first ships in the War Emergency Programme, also known as the 1st and 2nd Emergency Flotilla, respectively. They served as convoy escorts in World War II, and some were later converted to fast second-rate anti-submarine frigates in the 1950s.
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The "Q class" which is actually a "P class":

Type: O and P destroyer
Displacement: 1,690 tons (1,717 tonnes) standard
1,640 tons (1,666 tonnes)
2,250 tons (2,286 tonnes) full load
Length: 345 ft (105 m) o/a
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 x Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 40,000 shp on 2 shafts
Speed: 36.75 kt
Range: 3,850 nmi at 20 kt
Complement: 176 (228 as flotilla leader)
Armament:

* 5 x QF 4 in Mk.V (102 mm L/45), single mounts HA Mk.III
* 4 x QF 2 pdr Mk.VIII (40 mm L/39), quad mount Mk.VII
* Up to 6 x QF 20 mm Oerlikon, single mount P Mk.III
* 4 (1x4) tubes for 21 in torpedoes Mk.IX
* 4 x throwers and 2 x racks for 70 depth charges

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_and_P_class_destroyer
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