Allied Warships

Destroyers

U class

8 ships


The destroyer HMS Undaunted (ii) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1710 BRT 
Length363 feet 
Complement180 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
4 4.5" guns (4x1)
2 40mm AA (1x2)
6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1)
8 21" torpedo tubes 
Max speed37 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power40000 HP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the U class


Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Ulster (R 83)
HMS Ulysses (R 69)
HMS Undaunted (ii) (R 53)
HMS Undine (ii) (R 42)
HMS Urania (R 05)
HMS Urchin (ii) (R 99)
HMS Ursa (R 22)

Flotilla leader


Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Grenville (ii) (R 97)


8 Destroyers of the U class.

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
A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
The Battle of Tassafaronga, Russell Syndnor Crenshaw, 2010
Battlestations, Veronico, Nicholas A., 2001
Blood on the Sea, Parkin, Robert Sinclair, 1996
A Blue Water Navy, WAB Douglas, R. Sarty, M. Whitby et al., 2007
British destroyers & frigates, Norman Friedman, 2006
British Destroyers 1892 to 1953, March, Edgar J, 2003
Cadillac of Destroyers, Barrie, Ron and Macpherson, Ken, 1996
Cape Hatteras, Lloyd, Keith Warren, 2008
The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War, Collingwood, Donald, 1999
Capturing Enigma, Harper, Stephen, 2000 (transl.)
The Court-Martial of Ensign Mason, Nash, Edgar M., 2001
DD 522 : Diary of a destroyer, Surels, Ron, 1996



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