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Post  Kiwi's son on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:29 am

The L class Setup:
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Type: L and M class destroyer
Displacement: 1,935 tons (standard), 2,840 tons (full)
Length: 362 ft (110 m) o/a
Beam: 36 ft 9 in (11.20 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m) mean
Propulsion: 3 x Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 48,000 shp (36,000 kW)
2 shafts
Speed: 36 kn (67 km/h)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 221
Armament:

* 6 x QF 4.7 in Mk.XI L/50 (120mm) on Mk.XX HA/LA twin mount (3x2)
* 4 x QF 2 pdr (40mm) Mk.VIII L/39 on Mk.VII mount (1x4)
* 8 x QF 0.5 in Mk.III Vickers (12.7mm) on Mk.III mounts (2x4)
* 8 torpedo tubes for 21 in (533 mm) Mk.XI torpedoes (2x4)

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Its History:


The L and M class was a class of sixteen destroyers which served in the British Royal Navy during World War II. The ships of the class were launched between 1939 and 1942.
The L class (also known as the Laforeys) were approved under the 1937 Naval Estimates. Four of these ships (Lance, Lively, Legion and Larne) were built with 4-inch (100 mm) armament. Six of the eight were war losses, with the surviving pair being broken up in 1948.

* Laforey, flotilla leader, built by Yarrow & Company, Scotstoun, laid down 1 March 1939, launched 15 February 1941 and completed 26 August 1941. Lost on 30 March 1944.
* Lance, built by Yarrow, laid down 1 March 1939, launched 28 November 1940 and completed 13 May 1941. Lost on 9 April 1942.
* Gurkha, originally named Larne but renamed (after the loss of the former Gurkha on 9 April 1940), built by Cammell Laird & Company, Birkenhead, laid down 18 October 1938, launched 8 July 1940 and completed 18 February 1941. Lost on 17 January 1942.
* Lively, built by Cammell Laird, laid down 20 December 1938, launched 28 January 1941 and completed 20 July 1941. Lost on 11 May 1942.
* Legion, built by Hawthorn Leslie & Company, Hebburn, laid down 1 November 1938, launched 26 December 1939 and completed 19 December 1940. Lost on 26 March 1942.
* Lightning, built by Hawthorn Leslie, laid down 15 November 1938, launched 22 April 1940 and completed 28 May 1941. Lost on 12 March 1943.
* Lookout, built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Greenock, laid down 23 November 1938, launched 4 November 1940 and completed 30 January 1942. Broken up 1948.
* Loyal, built by Scotts, laid down 23 November 1938, launched 8 October 1941 and completed 31 October 1942. Broken up 1948.
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This information was found on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L_and_M_class_destroyer
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