|Length||323 feet (oa)|
4 4.7" guns (4x1) 2 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) (10 21" torpedo tubes (2x5) in HMS Glowworm)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' G-class destroyers. HMS Grenville was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications; Displacement: 1465 BRT Complement: 175 men Lenght: 330 feet (oa) Armament: 5 4.7" guns (5x1) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) Speed: 36 knots Power: 38000 HP HMS Grenville was a slightly modified version of the Exmouth/Faulknor design. The G-class destroyer was slightly smaller than the preceding E/F-class destroyers due to some internal reorganisation and the omission of cruising turbines.
All ships of the G class
|HMCS Ottawa (ii) (H 31)|
|HMS Gallant (H 59)|
|HMS Garland (H 37) (Became the Polish destroyer Garland)|
|HMS Gipsy (H 63)||Lost on 21 Nov 1939|
|HMS Glowworm (H 92)||Lost on 8 Apr 1940|
|HMS Grafton (H 89)||Lost on 29 May 1940|
|HMS Grenade (H 86)||Lost on 29 May 1940|
|HMS Greyhound (H 05)||Lost on 22 May 1941|
|HMS Griffin (H 31) (Became the Canadian destroyer Ottawa (H 31))|
|ORP Garland (H 37) (ex. HMS Garland)|
|HMS Grenville (i) (H 03)||Lost on 19 Jan 1940|
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