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History of the Royal Navy destroyers from the First World War to the 1960s. Each destroyer class has ships data and histories of each destroyer including ships crew and enthusiasts notice board. Photographs of destroyers have been supplied by family and crew and prints and paintings supplied courtesy of the naval art company.

A British destroyer at Constantinople.  ©Tony Davies

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Old motor launch with destroyer behind in Dover Harbour 1940. Courtesy of Steven Harper

LIST OF ROYAL NAVAL DESTROYERS BUILT BETWEEN 1916 AND 1953.

Quick find table. If you know the class of ship click the links below to go straight to the class list.

Destroyers built before WWI Full List
A Class B Class C & D Class E & F Class G & H Class
I Class Tribal Class J & K Class L & M Class N Class
O & P Class Q & R Class S & T Class U & V Class W & Z Class
C Class Battle Class Weapon Class D Class  
  Acquired Destroyers Escort Destroyers from 1930s  Town Class  

To see details of the ships class click the 'view class' link. To see details on a specific ship click the ships name.

   50 EX US DESTROYERS, BUILT BETWEEN 1917 - 1920, GIVEN TO BRITAIN  IN EXCHANGE FOR A 99 YEAR LEASE OF BASIS IN WEST INDIES AND BRITISH GUIANA  VIEW INFORMATION ON GROUP

HMS Bath (ex USS Hopewell) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1941.
HMS Belmont (ex USS Satterlee ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1942.
HMS Beverley (ex USS Branch ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1943.
HMS Bradford (ex USS McLanahan ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1946.
HMS Brighton (ex USS Cowell ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1949.
HMS Broadwater (ex USS Mason ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1941.
HMS Burnham (ex USS Aulick ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Burwell (ex USS Laub) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Buxton ( ex USS Edwards) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1946.
HMS Cameron (ex USS Welles ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1940.
HMS Campbeltown (ex USS Buchanan ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1942.
HMS Caldwell (ex  USS Hale)  Between 1917 & 1920 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1944.
HMS Castleton (ex USS Aaron Ward ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Charlestown (ex USS Abbot) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Chelsea (ex USS Crowninshield ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1949.
HMS Georgetown (ex USS Maddox ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1949.
HMS Lancaster (ex USS Philip) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Leamington (ex USS Twiggs ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1951.
HMS Leeds  (ex USS Conner) Between 1917-18 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Lincoln (ex USS Yarnall ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1952.
HMS Ludlow (EX USS Stockton ) Between 1917-18 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Mansfield (ex USS Evans ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Montgomery  (ex USS Wickes ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Newark (ex USS Ringold ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Newmarket (ex USS Robinson) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Newport (ex USS Sigourney ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Ramsey (ex USS Meade ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Reading (ex USS Bailey ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Richmond (ex USS Fairfax) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1949.
HMS Ripley (ex USS Shubrick) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Rockingham (ex USS Swasey) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1944.
HMS Roxburgh (ex USS Foote) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1952.
HMS St Albans (ex USS Thomas) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Broken up in 1949.
HMS St Mary's (ex USS Doran, USS Bagley) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Salisbury (ex USS Claxton ) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1944.
HMS Sherwood  (ex USS Rodgers ) Between 1917 & 1920 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Stanley (ex USS McCalla) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Lost in 1941.
HMS Broadway (ex USS Hunt)  Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Chesterfield (ex USS Welborn C Wood ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1947.
HMS Churchill (ex USS Herndon) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Transferred to USSR in 1944. Lost in 1945.
HMS Clare (ex USS Abel P Upshur ) Between 1918-21 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
HMS Wells  (ex USS Tillman) Between 1917-19 Transferred to Britain in 1940. Broken up in 1945.
 ex-BRAZILIAN ORDERED SHIPS ACQUIRED BY RN                     View Class
HMS Handy  H.19  29th September 1939 Became HMS Harvester 1940 lost 11th march 1943 sunk by U-432, north Atlantic
HMS Havant   H.32  17th July 1939 Sunk 1st June 1940 in the Western Approaches
HMS Havelock  H.88  16th October 1939  Scrapped at Inverkeithing 31st October 1946
HMS Hearty  H.57  (later Hesperus)  1st August 1939 became HMS Hesperus in 1940 and scrapped at Grangemouth 26th November 1946
HMS Highlander  H.44  17th October 1939 Scrapped at Rosyth August 1947
HMS Hurricane    H.06  29th September 1939 sunk 24th December 1943 by U-415 north of the Azores
HMS Inconstant  H.49 24th February 1941 became Turkish Muavenet in March 1946
HMS Ithuriel    H.05 15th December 1940 Damaged beyond repair after being bombed by German Aircraft at Bone harbour finally  scrapped at Bo Ness November 1946
FRENCH POMONE CLASS SHIPS ACQUIRED BY RN                          View Class
Branlebas   H. 12th April 1937 Foundered in bad weather and was lost 14th December 1940
Bouclier   H.20 9th August 1937 Given back to France 1945
La Cordeliere  H,25 9th September 1936 Given Back to France 1945
La Flore   H.63  4th May 1935 Given back to France 1945
L'Incomprise  H.47  14th May 1937 Given back to France 1945
La Melpomene H.56  24th January 1935 Given back to France  1945
FRENCH SIMOUN CLASS SHIPS ACQUIRED BY RN                    View information
Mistral  H.03 6th June 1925  Given back to France 1945
Ouragan  H.16 6th December 1924  Given back to France 1945
Ex Royal Dutch Destroyers Acquired by Royal Navy                View information
G.13   H.35 1913 Attached to 2nd Submarine Flotilla until 1942 Scrapped Preston February 1943.
G.15   H.66 1914 Scrapped Preston February 1943.
Blade (ex Z.5)   H.97 1915 Tender for 7th Submarine Flotilla Scrapped Troon October 1945.
Z.6 1915 Served Rosyth then Greenock Scrapped Bo'Ness February 1943.
Z.7   H.93 1915 Tender for 7th Submarine Flotilla until 1943 Scrapped Llanelly 1947.
Z.8 1915 Tender for 1st Submarine Flotilla until 1942 then 7th Submarine Flotilla until 1943 Scrapped Newport August 1944.
Name Launch Date Fate
HMS Amazon   D.39 27th January 1926 Broken up 1948.
HMS Ambuscade   D.38 15th January 1926 Broken up 1946.
A Class                     View Class
HMS Codrington D.65 7th August 1929 Sunk in Dover Harbour on 27th July 1940.
HMS Acasta  H.09 8th August 1929 Sunk 8th June 1940.
HMS Achates   H.12 4th October 1929 Sunk 31st December 1942.
HMS Acheron   H.45 18th March 1930 Sunk 17th December 1940.
HMS Active   H.14 9th July 1929 Broken up 1947.
HMS Antelope    H.36 27th July 1929 Broken up 1946.
HMS Anthony   H.40 24th April 1929 Broken up 1948.
HMS Ardent  H.41 26th June 1929 Sunk 8th June 1940.
HMS Arrow  H.42 22nd August 1929 Damaged 4th August 1943 and never repaired. 
HMS Saguenay   D.79  (RCN) 11th July 1930 Damaged in collision and later used as a training ship in 1943.
HMS Skeena   D.59  (RCN) 10th October 1930 Wrecked on 25th October 1944.
B Class                      View Class
HMS Basilisk   H.11 6th August 1930 Sunk 1st June 1940.
HMS Blanche  H.47 29th May 1930 Sunk 13th November 1939.
HMS Boadicea   H.65 23rd September 1930 Sunk 13th June 1944.
HMS Boreas    H.77 18th July 1930 Sold to Greece 1944.
HMS Brazen  H.80 25th July 1930 Sunk 20th July 1940.
HMS Beagle H.30 29th September 1930  Scrapped at Rosyth June 1946
HMS Brilliant   H.84 9th October 1930 Broken up 1947.
HMS Bulldog   H.91 6th December 1930 Broken up 1946.
HMS Keith   H.06 10th July 1930 Sunk 1st June 1940.
C & D Class                       View Class
HMS Assinboyne  D.18  RCN  ex  Kempenfelt 29th October 1931 Renamed Assiniboine in 1939. Wrecked 10th November 1945.
HMS Restigouche H.00 RCN ex Comet 30th September 1931 Transferred to Canada 1937-38 and renamed Restigouche. Broken up 1946.
HMS Fraser  H.48  RCN  ex Crescent  29th September 1931 Transferred to Canada 1937-38 and renamed Fraser. Involved in a collision on 25th June 1940.
HMS Ottawa H.60 RCN  ex Crusader 30th September 1931 Transferred to Canada 1937-38 and renamed Ottawa. Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS St Laurent RCN ex  Cygnet 29th September 1931 Transferred to Canada 1937-38 and renamed St Laurent. Broken up 1947.
HMS Duncan  D.99 7th July 1931 Broken up 1945.
HMS Dainty  H.53 3rd May 1931 Sunk on 24th February 1941.
HMS Daring  H.16 7th April 1931 Sunk 18th February 1940.
HMS Decoy  H.75 7th June 1931 Renamed Kootenay in 1943. Broken up 1946.
HMS Defender  H.07 7th April 1931 Sunk 11th July 1941.
HMS Delight  H.38 2nd June 1932 Sunk 29th July 1940.
HMS Diamond  H.22 8th April 1932 Sunk 27th April 1941.
HMS Diana  H.49 16th June 1932 Renamed Margaree in 1940. Involved in a collision on 22nd October 1940.
HMS Duchess  H.64 19th July 1932 Involved in a collision on 12th December 1939.
E & F Class                       View Class
HMS Echo   H.23 16th February 1934 Sold to Greece 1944. as RHN Navarinon and scrapped at Dunston 26th April 1956
HMS Eclipse  H.08 12th April 1934 Sunk 24th October 1943.
HMS Electra  H.27 15th February 1934 Sunk on 27th February 1942.
HMS Encounter  H.10 29th March 1934 Sunk on 1st March 1942
HMS Escapade  H.17 30th January 1934 Broken up 1947.
HMS Escort  H.66 29th March 1934 Sunk 11th July 1940.
HMS Esk  H.15 19th March 1934 Sunk 31st August 1940.
HMS Exmouth  H.02 7th February 1934 Sunk on 21st January 1940.
HMS Express  H.61 29th May 1934 1943 became RCN Gatineau and Broken up at Vancouver 1956.
HMS Fame   H.78 28th June 1934 Sold to Dominican Republic 1948. and became Generalisimo
HMS Faulknor  H.62 12th June 1934 Broken up 1946.
HMS Fearless  H.67 12th May 1934 Sunk on 23rd July 1941.
HMS Firedrake  H.79 28th June 1934 Sunk 16th December 1942.
HMS Forester  H.74 28th June 1934 Broken up 1947. at Rosyth 
HMS Foresight  H.68 29th June 1934 Sunk on 12th August 1942.
HMS Fortune   H.70 29th August 1934 Became RCN Saskatchewan in 1943 and Broken up 1946.
HMS Foxhound   H.69 12th October 1934 Became RCN Qu'appelle Broken up 1948.
HMS Fury  H.76 10th September 1934 Constructive loss 21st June 1944. and scrapped at Briton ferry Sept 1944
G & H Class                          View Class
HMS Gallant  H.59 26th September 1935 60 crew members were lost 10th January 1941 when HMS Gallant struck a mine during the Malta Coonvoys.  Constructive loss 5th April 1942.
HMS Garland  H.37 24th October 1935 Sold to Netherlands 1947.
HMS Gipsy  H.63 7th November 1935 Sunk on 21st November 1939.
HMS Glowworm  H.92 22nd July 1935 Sunk on 8th April 1940.
HMS Grafton  H.89 18th September 1935 Sunk on 29th May 1940.
HMS Grenade  H.86 12th November 1935 Sunk on 29th May 1940.
HMS Grenville H.03 15th August 1935 Sunk on 19th January 1940.
HMS Greyhound  H.05 15th August 1935 Sunk on 22nd May 1941.
HMS Griffin  H.31 15th August 1935 Broken up 1946.
HMS Hardy   H.87 7th April 1936 Sunk on 10th April 1940.
HMS Hasty  H.24 5th May 1936 Sunk 15th June 1942.
HMS Havock  H.43 7th July 1936 Wrecked 6th April 1942.
HMS Hereward   H.93 10th March 1936 Sunk on 29th May 1941.
HMS Hero  H.99 10th March 1936 Broken up 1946.
HMS Hostile  H.55 24th January 1936 Sunk on 23rd August 1940.
HMS Hotspur   H.01 23rd March 1936 Sold to Dominican Republic in 1948.
HMS Hunter  H.35 25th February 1936 Sunk on 10th April 1940.
HMS Hyperion   H.97 8th April 1936 Sunk on 22nd December 1940.
I Class                             View Class
HMS Icarus  D.03 26th November 1936 Broken up 1946.
HMS Ilex  D.61 28th January 1937 Broken up 1948.
HMS Imogen   D.44 30th October 1936 Involved in a collision on 16th July 1940.
HMS Imperial   D.09 11th December 1936 Sunk on 29th May 1941.
HMS Impulsive   D.11 1st March 1936 Broken up 1946.
HMS Inglefield  D.02 15th October 1936 Sunk on 25th February 1944.
HMS Intrepid   D.10 17th December 1936 Sunk on 26th September 1943.
HMS Isis  D.87 12th December 1936 Sunk on 20th July 1944.
HMS Ivanhoe   D.16 11th February 1937 Sunk on 1st September 1940.
Tribal Class                     View Class
HMS Afridi   F.07 8th June 1937 Sunk on 3rd May 1940.
HMS Ashanti   F.51 5th November 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Bedouin  F.67 21st December 1937 Sunk on 15th June 1942.
HMS Cossack   F.03 8th June 1937 27th October 1941.
HMS Eskimo  F.75 3rd September 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Gurkha  F.20 7th July 1937 Sunk on 9th April 1940.
HMS Maori   F.24 2nd September 1937 Sunk on 12th February 1942.
HMS Mashona  F.59 3rd September 1937 Sunk on 28th May 1941.
HMS Matabele  F.26 6th October 1937 Sunk on 17th January 1941.
HMS Mohawk  F.31 5th October 1937 Sunk on 16th April 1941.
HMS Nubian  F.36 21st December 1937 Broken up 1949.
HMS Punjabi  F.21 18th December 1937 Involved in a collision on 1st May 1942.
HMS Sikh  F.82 17th December 1937 Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS Somali   F.33 24th August 1937 Sunk on 24th September 1942.
HMS Tartar  F.43 21st October 1937 Broken up 1948.
HMS Zulu  F.18 23rd September 1937 Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS Arunta  I.30  RAN 30th November 1940 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Foundered on 13th February 1969.
HMS Bataan I.91 RAN ex Kurnai 15th January 1944 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Broken up 1958.
HMS Warramunga  I.44  RAN 6th February 1942 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Broken up 1963.
HMS Athabaskan (i) G07  RCN ex Iroquois 18th November 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Sunk 29th April 1944.
HMS Haida  G.63   RCN 25th August 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Preserved in 1964.
HMS Huron  G.24  RCN 25th June 1942 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up at Spezia August 1965
HMS Iroquois    G.89 RCN ex Athabaskan 23rd September 1941 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up 1966.
HMS Athabaskan (ii)  R.79 14th May 1946 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up 1969 in Italy
HMS Cayuga  R.04  RCN 28th July 1945 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up  October 1964. at Faslane
HMS Micmac  R.10 RCN 18th September 1943 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up October 1964.  at Faslane
HMS Nookta  R.96  RCN 26th April 1944 Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Broken up October 1964. at Faslane
J & K Class                           View Class
HMS Jackal   F22 25th October 1938 Sunk on 12th May 1942.
HMS Jaguar   F.34 22nd November 1938 Sunk on 26th March 1942.
HMS Janus   F.53 10th November 1938 Sunk on 23rd January 1944.
HMS Javelin    F,61 21st December 1938 Broken up 1949.
HMS Jersey    F.72 26th September 1938 Sunk on 21st May 1941.
HMS Jervis   F.00 9th September 1938 Broken up 1949.
HMS Juno    F.46 8th December 1938 Sunk 21st May 1941 by high altitude Italian bombers off Crete on May 21st 1941. The ship was sunk by Lt Morassuti flying a Cant Z.1007 Bomber of 50 Gruppo based on Scarpanto. (Information courtesy of William Woolmer).
HMS Jupiter   F.85 27th October 1938 Sunk 27th February 1942.
HMS Kandahar   F.28 21st March 1939 Sunk on 20th December 1941.
HMS Kashmir    F.12 4th April 1939 Sunk on 23rd May 1941.
HMS Kelly     F.01 25th October 1938 Sunk on 23rd May 1941.
HMS Kelvin   F.37 19th January 1939 Broken up 1949
HMS Khartoum   F.45 6th February 1939 Internal explosion 23rd June 1940.
HMS Kimberley    F.50 1st June 1939 Broken up 1949.
HMS Kingston    F.64 9th January 1939 Constructive loss 11th April 1942.
HMS Kipling   F.91 19th January 1939 Sunk 11th May 1942.
L & M Class                          View Class
HMS Gurkha (ex Larne)  F.63 8th July 1940 Sunk on 17th January 1941.
HMS Laforey   F.99 15th February 1941 Sunk on 30th March 1944.
HMS Lance     F.87 28th November 1940 Constructive loss 9th April 1942.
HMS Legion    F.74 26th December 1939 Sunk on 26th March 1942.
HMS Lightning   F.55 22nd April 1940 Sunk on 12th March 1943.
HMS Lively   F.40 28th January 1941 Sunk on 11th May 1942.
HMS Lookout   F.32 4th November 1940 Broken up 1948.
HMS Loyal   F.15 8th October 1941 Broken up 1948.
HMS Mahratta    G.14 28th July 1942 Sunk on 25th February 1944.
HMS Marne   G.35 30th October 1940 Transferred to Turkey 1959.
HMS Martin   G.44 12th December 1940 Sunk 10th November 1942.
HMS Matchless    G.52 4th September 1941 Transferred to Turkey 1959.
HMS Meteor    G.73 3rd November 1941 Transferred to Turkey 1959.
HMS Milne    G.14 30th December 1941 Transferred to Turkey 1959.
HMS Muskateer    G.86 2nd December 1941 Broken up 1955.
Orkan (ex HMS Myrmidon)  G.90 2nd March 1942 Became Polish navy Orkan 1942 and Sunk on 8th October 1943.
N Class                   View Class
HMS Napier   G.97 22nd May 1940 R.A.N 1940 - 1945 Broken up  January 1956. at Briton Ferry
HMS Nepal G.25 (ex HMS Norseman) 4th December 1941 HMS Norseman became HMS Nepal in 1942 Broken up  at Briton ferry January 1956.
HMS Nestor   G.02 9th July 1940 RAN 1941-42 Sunk by Italian Aircraft eastern Mediterranean  on 15th June 1942.
HMS Nizam   G.38 4th July 1940 RAN 1941 - 45 Broken up  at Grays 16th November 1955.
HMS Noble   G.84 17th April 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands in 1942. N. Van Galen scrapped 8th February 1957 
HMS Nerissa  (Piorum)  G.65 7th May 1940 Becoming Piorun of the polish Navy in 1940 tp 1946 returning to the Royal navy as HMS Noble finally scrapped at Dunston December 1955 
HMS Nonpareil  G.16 25th June 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands 1942. became Tjerk Hiddes and sold to Indonesia becoming Gadjah Mada in 1951
HMS Norman G.49 30th October 1940 RAN 1941 - 1945 Broken up at Briton Ferry January  1958.
O & P Class                               View Class
HMS Obdurate G.39 19th February 1942 Broken up Inverkeithing November  1964.
HMS Obedient  G.48 30th April 1942 Broken up at Blyth 19th October  1962.
HMS Offa   G.29 11th March 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1949, becoming TARIQ finally scrapped at Sunderland 13th October 1959
HMS Onslaught   G.04 (ex Pathfinder) 9th October 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1951, becoming Tughril
HMS Onslow  G.17 31st March 1941 Transferred to Pakistan 1949. Became TIPPU SULTAN
HMS Opportune   G.80 21st January 1942 Broken up  25th November 1955.at Milford Haven
HMS Oribi   (ex Observer) 14th January 1941 Transferred to Turkey 1946.becoming Gayret
HMS Orwell  G.98 2nd April 1942 Broken up  June 1965.
HMS Pakenham   (ex Onslow) 28th January 1941 Sunk 16th April 1943. by Italian Torpedo Boats  Cassiopea and Cigno 
HMS Paladin  G.69 11th June 1941 Broken up  25th October 1962 at Dunston.
HMS Panther   G.41 28th May 1941 Sunk 9th October 1943 by German Aircraft in the Scarpanto Straits.
HMS Partridge  G.30 5th August 1941 Sunk 18th December 1942 by U-565 west of Oran 
HMS Pathfinder  G.10 (ex Onslaught) 10th April 1941 Constructive loss 11th February 1945 after bombing by Japanese aircraft at Ramree island. Finally scrapped  November 1948 at Milford Haven 
HMS Penn  G.77 12th February 1941 Broken up at Troon February 1950.
HMS Petard   G.56 27th March 1941 Broken up  at Bo-ness June 1967.
HMS Porcupine   G.93 10th June 1941 Constructive loss 9th December 1942 after  being torpedoed by U-602. finally scrapped  at Plymouth 6th May 1946

Q & R Class                   View Class

HMS Quadrant   G.11 28th February 1942 RAN 1945 Sold to be Broken up  January 1963.
HMS Quail   G.45 1st June 1942 Sunk on 18th June 1944. after being mined  south of Calabria 15th November 1943 and foundered while be towed between Bari and Taranto 
HMS Quality  G.62  6th October 1941 RAN 1945 Finally Broken up  in Japan 1958.
HMS Queenborough G.70 16th January 1942  Transferring the RAN 1945  Broken up 1975.
HMS Quentin   G.78 5th November 1941 Sunk on 2nd December 1942. By Italian Aircraft North of Tangiers 
HMS Quiberon  G.81 31st January 1942 Transferred RAN 1942 Broken up  in Japan 1972.
HMS Quickmatch  G.92 11th April1 942  RAN in 1942 finally Broken up  in Japan 1972.
HMS Quilliam  G.09 29th November 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands 1945. becoming Banckert  finally being scrapped Burght 8th February 1957 
HMS Racehorse  H.11 1st June 1942 Broken up at Troon 11th April 1949.
HMS Raider   H.15 1st April 1942 Transferred to India 1949. becoming  Rana
HMS Rapid  H.32 16th July 1942 For disposal 1979.
HMS Redoubt   H.41 2nd May 1942 Transferred to India 1949.becoming Ranjit
HMS Relentless  H.85 15th July 1942 Broken up 1971.
HMS Rocket  H.92 28th October 1942 Broken up  Dalmuir March 1967.
HMS Roebuck  H.95 10th December 1942 Broken up at Inverkeithing August  1969.
HMS Rotherham  H.09 21st March 1942 Transferred to India 1949. becoming Rajput 
S & T Class                              View Class
HMS Saumarez  G.12 20th November 1942 Broken up  in Charlestown October 1950.
HMS Savage   G.20 24th September 1942 Broken up at Newport 11th April 1962.
HMS Scorpion G.72  (ex Sentinel) 26th August 1942 Transferred to the Netherlands 1945 becoming Kortenaer  finally being scrapped 1963
HMS Scourge  G.01 8th December 1942 Transferred to the Netherlands 1946 becoming Evertsen  and finally scrapped 1963
HMS Serapis  G.94 25th March 1943 Transferred to the Netherlands 1945. becoming Piet Hein and later being scrapped at Ghent June 1962 
HMS Shark  G,03 1st June 1943 Joining RNN as Svenner 1944 Sunk 6th June 1944. by German surface craft off Normandy 
HMS Success  G.26 3rd April 1943 Transferred to Norway 1943 becoming Stord finally being scrapped at Burght 1959
HMS Swift  G.46  15th June 1943 Sunk 24th June 1944 by mines of Normandy 
HMS Troubridge  R.00 23rd September 1942 Broken up  May 1970 at Newport
HMS Teazer  R.23 7th January 1943 Broken up  August 1965 at Dalmuir 
HMS Tenacious  R.45 24th March 1943 Broken up  June 1965 at Troon
HMS Termagant  R.89  22nd March 1943 Broken up  November 1965 at Dalmuir 
HMS Terpsichore R.33 17th June 1943 Broken up  at Troon in May1966.
HMS Tumult R.11 9th November 1943 Broken up  at Dalmuir  October 1965.
HMS Tuscan R.56  28th May 1942 Broken up  at Bo'ness  in May 1966.
HMS Tyrian  R.67 27th July 1942 Broken up  at Troon in March 1965.
U & V Class                                  View Class
HMS Grenville  R.97 12th October 1942 For disposal 1979.
HMS Ulster  R.83 9th November 1942 Used as an accommodation ship 1979.
HMS Ulysses R.69 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1970 at Plymouth.
HMS Undaunted  R.53 19th July 1943 Sunk as a target 1978.
HMS Undine  R.42 1st June 1943 Broken up November 1965 at Newport.
HMS Urania  R.05 19th May 1943 Broken up March 1971 at Faslane.
HMS Urchin  R.99 8th March 1943 Broken up August 1967 at Troon.
HMS Ursa  R.22 22nd July 1943 Broken up  September  1967. at Newport 
HMS Hardy  R.08 18th March 1943 Sunk on 30th January 1944.
HMS Valentine  R.17  (ex Kempenfelt) 2nd September 1943  becoming RCN Alongquin 1944 finally Broken up 1971.
HMS Venus  R.50  23rd February 1943 Broken up 1972.
HMS Verulam  R.28  22nd April 1943 Broken up 1972.
HMS Vigilant  R,93 22nd December 1942 Broken up  June 1965 at Faslane.
HMS Virago   R.75 4th February 1943 Broken up June 1965 at Faslane.
HMS Vixen  R.64 14th September 1943 Became RCN Sioux in 1944 finally Broken up August 1965 at Spezia.
HMS Volage  R.41  15th December 1943 Broken up 1976.
W & Z Class                                View Class
HMS Kempenfelt   R03(ex Valentine) 8th May 1943 Transferred to Yugoslavia 1956. becoming Kotor 
HMS Wager  R.98 1st November 1943 Transferred to Yugoslavia 1956.
HMS Wakeful  R.59  (ex Zebra) 30th June 1943 Broken up  July 1971at Inverkeithing 
HMS Wessex  R.78  (ex Zeneth) 2nd September 1943 Transferred to South Africa 1950. becoming Riebeeck
HMS Whelp  R.37 3rd June 1943 Transferred to South Africa 1953. becoming Simon van Der Stel
HMS Whirlwind  R.87 30th August 1943 Sunk as a target 1974.
HMS Wizard   R.72 29th September 1943 Broken up  March 1967.at Inverkeithing 
HMS Wrangler  R.48 30th December 1943 Transferred to South Africa 1956. becoming Vrystaat 
HMS Myngs  R.06 31st May 1943 Transferred to Egypt 1955. becoming El Qahar
HMS Zambesi  R.66 21st November 1943 Broken up 12th February 1959. at Briton Ferry 
HMS Zealous  R.39  28th February 1944 Transferred to Israel 1955. becoming Elath 
HMS Zebra  R.81  (ex wakeful) 8th March 1944 Broken up 12th febraury  1959 at Newport  
HMS Zenith R.95 5th June 1944 Transferred to Egypt 1955 becoming El Fateh
HMS Zephyr  R.19 15th July 1944 Broken up  2nd July 1958. at Dunston
HMS Zest  R.02 14th October 1943 Broken up  August 1970. at Dalmuir
HMS Zodiac  R.54 11th March 1944 Transferred to Israel 1955. becoming Yaffa 
C Class                             View Class
HMS Caesar R07 (ex Ranger R.58) 14th February 1944 Scrapped in Blyth in January 1967.
HMS Cambrian  R.85  (ex-spitfire) 10th December 1943 Scrapped at Briton Ferry in September 1971.
HMS Caprice  R.01 (ex- swallow) 16th September 1943 Scrapped after 1979.
HMS Carron  R.30 (exStrenuous) 28th March 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in April 1967.
HMS Carysfort  R.25  (ex Pique R.49 25th July 1944 Broken up in 1970.
HMS Cassandra R.62 (ex - Tourmaline) 29th November 1943 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in April 1967.
HMS Cavalier  R.73 (ex Pellew R.04 ) 7th April 1944 Preserved at Chatham, Kent
HMS Cavendish R.15 (ex Sibyl) 12th April 1944 Scrapped at Blyth in August 1967.
HMS Chaplet  R.52 18th July 1944 Scrapped at Blyth in November 1965.
HMS Charity R.29 30th November 1944 Sold to the Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Shah Jehan in 1958.
HMS Chequers  R.61 (ex Champion )  30th October 1944 Scrapped at Newport in July 1966.
HMS Cheviot R.90 2nd May 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in October 1962.
HMS Chevron  R.51 23rd February 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in December 1969.
HMS Chieftain  R.36 26th February 1945 Scrapped in Sunderland on 20th March 1961.
HMS Childers  R.91 27th February 1945 Scrapped in Spezia in September 1963.
HMS Chivalrous  R.21 22nd June 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Taimur in 1954.
HMS Cockade  R.34 7th March 1944 Scrapped at Newport in September 1964.
HMS Comet  R.26 22nd June 1944 Scrapped at Troon in November 1962.
HMS Comus  R.43 14th March 1945 Scrapped at Newport on 12th November 1958.
HMS Consort  R.76 19th October 1944 Scrapped at Swansea on 15th March 1961.
HMS Constance  R.71 22nd August 1944 Scrapped at Inverkeithing on 8th March 1956.
HMS Contest  R.12 16th December 1944 Scrapped at Grays on 2nd February 1960.
HMS Concord R.63 (ex Corso) 14th May 1945 Scrapped at Inverkeithing in November 1962.
HMS Cossack 10th May 1944 Scrapped at Troon on 1st March 1961.
HMS Crispin  R.68      (ex Craccher ) 23rd June 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Jahangir in 1958.
HMS Creole  R.82 22nd November 1945 Sold to Royal Pakistan Navy and renamed Alamgir in 1958.
HMS Cromwell   R.35    (ex Cretan) 6th August 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Bergen in 1946.
HMS Crescent   R.16 RCN 20th July 1944 Broken up 1971.
HMS Crown R.46 19th December 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Oslo in 1946.
HMS Croziers  R.27 19th September 1944 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Trondheim in 1946. Subsequently scrapped in Belgium in December 1961.
HMS Crusader  R.20  RCN 5th October 1944 (RCN) Broken up 1965.
HMS Crystal R.38 12th February 1945 Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Stavanger in 1964 then scrapped in 1967.

Escort Destroyers

Hunt Class (I)                      View Class
HMS Atherstone  L.05 12th December 1939 Broken up at post Glasgow 25th November  1957.
HMS Berkeley   L.17 29th January 1940 Sunk 19th August 1944. by German Aircraft of Dunkirk
HMS Blencathra   L.24 6th August 1940 Broken up at barrow  2nd January 1957.
HMS Brocklesby  L.42 30th September 1940 Broken up  at Faslane October 1968.
HMS Cattistock    L.35 22nd February 1940 Broken up  at Newport June 1957.
HMS Cleveland  L.46 24th April 1940 Wrecked 28th June 1957. on route to the Breakers 
HMS Cotswold  L.54 18th July 1940 Broken up  at Grays 11th September 1957.
HMS Cottesmore  L.78 5th September 1940 Transferred to Egypt 1950 and renamed Ibrahim el Awal in 1951  Mohamed -Ali - El - Kebir  and in 1956  renamed by Isreal Haifa
HMS Eglinton  L.87 28th December 1939 Broken up at Blyth 28th May 1956.
HMS Exmoor  (i)   L.61 25th January 1940 Sunk 25th February 1941. Torpedoed  German Torpedo Boats  of Lowestoft
HMS Fernie  L.11 9th January 1940 Broken up  at port Glasgow  7th November 1956.
HMS Garth  L.20 14th February 1940 Broken up at Barrow 15th August  1958.
HMS Hambledon  L.37 12th December 1939 Hulked in 1955 finally scrapped at Tyne September   1957.
HMS Holderness  L.48 8th February 1940 Broken up at Preston 20th November 1956.
HMS Liddesdale  L.100 19th August 1940 Broken up  Gateshead 1948.
HMS Mendip  L.60 9th April 1940 Transferred to China 1948 and renamed Lin Fu.  sold to Egypt becoming Mohamed ali-El-Kebir 1950, renamed Ibrahim-El-Awal 1951
HMS Meynell  L.82 7th June 1940 Transferred to Ecuador 1954 and renamed Presidente Velasco Ibarra.
HMS Pytchley  L.92 13th February 1940 Broken up  at Llanelly 1st December 1956
HMS Quantock   L.58 22nd April 1940 Transferred to Ecuador 1954 and renamed Presidente Alfaro.
HMS Quorn  L.66 27th March 1940 Sunk on 3rd August 1944 by German explosive motor Boat at Normandy
HMS Southdown   L.25 5th July 1940 Broken up  at barrow 1st November  1956.
HMS Tynedale   L.96 5th June 1940 Sunk on 12th December 1943. by U-Boat 593 off Bougie
HMS Whaddon  L.45 16th July 1940 Broken up  at Faslane April 1959.
Hunt Class (II)                        View Class
HMS Avon Vale   L.06 23rd October 1940 Broken up  at Sunderland 15th May 1958
HMS Badsworth  L.03 17th March 1941 Transferred to Norway 1946 and renamed Arendal.
HMS Beaufort  L.14 9th September 1941 Transferred to Norway 1952 and renamed Haugesund.
HMS Bedale  L.26  23rd July 1941 1942-1945 became Polish Slazak. Transferred to India 1953 and renamed Godavari.
HMS Bicester  L.34 5th September 1941 Broken up  at Grays 22nd August 1956.
HMS Blackmore  L.43 2nd December 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1952 and renamed Esbern Snare.  scrapped in 1966
HMS Blankney  L.30 19th December 1940 Scrapped at Blyth March 1959
HMS Bramham  L.51 29th January 1942 Transferred to Greece 1943 and renamed Themistocles.  scrapped in Greece 1966
HMS Calpe  L.71 28th April 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1952 and renamed Rolfe Krake.
HMS Chiddingfold  L.31 10th March 1941 Transferred to India 1953 and renamed Ganga
HMS Cowdray  L.52 22nd July 1941 Broken up  at Gateshead 3rd September 1959.
HMS Croome  L,62 30th January 1940 Broken up at Briton Ferry August 1957.
HMS Dulverton  L.63 1st April 1941 Sunk 13th November 1943. by German Aircraft of Kos Island
HMS Eridge  L.68 20th August 1940 Constructive loss 29th August 1942. after damage in the Mediterranean. becoming a base Ship at Alexandria 1944- 1946 then scrapped October 1946
HMS Exmoor  L.08 ( HMS Burton (ii) 1941 ) 12th March 1941 Transferred to Denmark 1953 and renamed Valdemar Sejr.
HMS Farndale  L.70 30th September 1940 Broken up at Blyth 4th December  1962.
HMS Grove  L.77 25th May 1941 Sunk on 12th June 1942 by U-77 off Sollum
HMS Heythrop  L.85 30th October 1940 Sunk on 20th March 1942. sunk by U-652 off Sollum
HMS Hursley  L.84 25th July 1941 Transferred to Greece 1943 and renamed Kriti. and scrapped 1960 
HMS Hurworth  L.28 10th April 1941 Sunk 22nd October 1943.  by mines east of Kalymnos 
HMS Lamerton  L.88 14th December 1940 Transferred to India 1953. becoming Gomati
HMS Lauderdale   L.95 5th August 1941 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Aigaion. scrapped 1960
HMS Ledbury   L.90 27th September 1941 Broken up at Rosyth April  1958.
HMS Middleton  L.74 12th May 1941 Hulked in 1955 finally Broken up at Blyth 4th October 1957.
HMS Oakley  (i)  L.72 30th October 1940 1941 became Polish Krakowiak and Sunk on 16th June 1942. by mines off Malta and foundered in tow. 
HMS Oakley  L98  (was  Tickham) 15th January 1942 Transferred to West Germany 1958 and renamed Gneisenau.
HMS Puckeridge  L.108 6th March 1940 Sunk on 6th September 1943. by U-617 off Gibraltar 
HMS Silverton  L.115  4th December 1940 Became Polish Krakowiak in1941 to 1946 finally Broken up at Grays March  1959.
HMS Southwold  L.10  29th May 1941 Sunk 24th March 1942. by mines of Malta 
HMS Tetcott  L.99 12th August 1941 Broken up at Milford Haven 24th September  1956.
HMS Wheatland  L.122  7th June 1941 Hulked in 1955 and Broken up at Bo'ness September   1959.
HMS Wilton   L.128 17th October 1941 Broken up  at Faslane December 1959.
HMS Zetland  L.59 7th March 1942 Transferred to Norway 1954 and renamed Tromso. scrapped 1965
Hunt Class (III)                               View Class
HMS Airedale L.07 12th August 1941 Sunk on 15th June 1942 by German Aircraft off Sollum
HMS Albrighton L.12 11th October 1941 Transferred to West  Germany 1958 and renamed Raule.
HMS Aldenham  L.22 27th August 1942 Sunk on 14th December 1944. by Mines in the
HMS Belvoir    L.32 18th November 1941 Broken up  at Bo'ness October 1957.
HMS Blean  L.47 15th January 1942 Sunk on 11th December 1942. by U-443 west of Oran
HMS Bleasdale  L.50 23rd July 1941 Broken up  at Blyth 14th September 1956.
HMS Bolebroke  L.65 5th November 1941 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Pindos scrapped in Greece 1960.
HMS Border  L.67  3rd February 1942 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Adrias (i) a constructive total loss after hitting a mine off Kalymnos on 22nd October 1942.
HMS Catterick  L.81 22nd November 1941 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Hastings.  scrapped 1963
HMS Derwent  L.83 22nd August 1941 Broken up  at Penrhyn February 1947
HMS Easton  L.09 11th July 1942 Broken up  at Rosyth January 1953.
HMS Eggesford  L.15  12th September 1942 Transferred to West  Germany 1958 and renamed Brommy.
HMS Eskdale  L.36 16th March 1942 Transferred to Norway 1942 and sunk 14th April 1943.
HMS Glaisdale  L.44 5th January 1942 Transferred to Norway 1946 and renamed Narvik.  scrapped December 1962
HMS Goathland  L.27 3rd February 1942 Constructive loss 24th July 1944. and scrapped at Troon February 1946
HMS Haldon   L.19 27th April 1942 Transferred to France 1942 and renamed La Combattante and was sunk on 23rd February 1945. by German Midget Submarine in the North Sea 
HMS Hatherleigh  L.53 18th December 1941 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Kanaris. scrapped 1960
HMS Haydon  L.75 2nd April 1942 Broken up at Dunston 18th May 1958.
HMS Holcombe  L.56  14th April 1942 Sunk on 12th December 1943.  by U-593 off Bougie
HMS Limbourne  L.57 12th May 1942 Sunk on 23rd October 1943. Torpedoed by German Torpedo Boats / N. France 
HMS Melbreak  L.73 5th March 1942 Broken up  at Grays 22nd November 1956.
HMS Modbury  L.91 13th April 1942 Transferred to Greece 1942 and renamed Miaoulis.  Scrapped 1960.
HMS Penylan  L.89 17th March 1942 Sunk on 3rd December 1942. torpedoed by E boat in the Channel 
HMS Rockwood  L.39 13th June 1942 Damaged 11th November 1943 never repaired. finally scrapped at Gateshead August 1946
HMS Stevenstone L.16 23rd November 1942 Broken up  at Dunston 2nd September 1959.
HMS Talybont  L.18 3rd February 1942 Broken up at Charlestown 10th March 1961.
HMS Tanatside  L.69 30th April 1942 Transferred to Greece 1946 and renamed Adrias. (ii)  scrapped 1964
HMS Wensleydale  L.86 20th June 1942 Involved in a collision November 1944 and never repaired. Scrapped at Blyth 15th February 1946

Hunt Class (IV)                         View Class

HMS Brecon  L.76  27th June 1942  Scrapped at Faslane 17th September 1962
HMS Brissenden  L.79  15th September 1942  Scrapped at Dalmuir March 1963

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Battle Class               1st Group               View Class
HMS Armada  R.14 9th December 1943 Broken up December 1965 at Inverkeithing
HMS Barfleur  R.80 1st November 1943 Broken up  September 1966 at Dalmuir
HMS Cadiz  R.09 16th September 1944 Transferred to Pakistan 1957. Became Khaibar
HMS Camperdown  R.32 8th February 1944 Broken up  September 1970 at Faslane
HMS Finisterre  R.55 22nd June 1944 Broken up  June 1967 at Dalmuir
HMS Gabbard  R.47 16th March 1945 transferred to Pakistan 1957, became Badr
HMS Gravelines R.24 30th November 1944 Broken up  at Rosyth 4th April 1961.
HMS Hogue R.74 21st April 1944 Broken up  in Singapore 7th March 1962.
HMS Lagos R.44 4th August 1944 Broken up at Bo-ness June  1967.
HMS St James R.65 7th June 1945 Broken up at Newport March 1961.
HMS St Kitts R.18 4th October 1944 Broken up  at Sunderland 14th February 1962.
HMS Saintes R.84 19th July 1944 Broken up 1972.
HMS Sluys  R.60 28th February 1945 Transferred to Iran  January 1967. Became Artemiz
HMS Solebay R.70 22nd February 1944 Broken up  at Troon August 1967.
HMS Trafalgar  R.77 12th January 1944 Broken up at Dalmuir July  1970.
HMS Vigo  R.31 27th September 1945 Broken up at Faslane December 1964.
2nd Group                           View Class
HMS Agincourt  I.06 29th January 1945 Broken up 1974.
HMS Aisne  I.22 12th May 1945 Broken up at Inverkeithing June 1970.
HMS Alamein  I.17 28th May 1945 Broken up 1974.
HMS Barrosa  I.68 17th January 1945 Broken up 1978.
HMS Corunna  I.97 29th May 1945 Broken up 1975.
HMS Dunkirk    I.09 27th August 1945 Broken up  at Faslane November 1965.
HMS Jutland  I.16 20th February 1946 Cancelled while Hull was incomplete. Broken up at Rosyth October  1965.
HMS Matapan  I.43 30th April 1945 Broken up 1978.
Weapon Class                              View Class
HMS Battleaxe  G.18 12th June 1945 Broken up at Blyth October 1964.
HMS Broadsword  G.31  5th February 1946 Broken up at Inverkeithing Ocotber 1968.
HMS Crossbow  G.96 20th December 1945 Broken up  at Briton Ferry January 1972.
HMS Scorpion G.64 (changed from Tomahawk ) 15th August 1946 Broken up 1971.
Ex - German 1936A (Mobilisation) Class              
HMS Nonsuch (Ex - Z38) 5th August 1941 Given to Britain at the end of the war and served as Nonsuch and sold for scrap after 1949.

D107 HMS Nonsuch, October 1948.

Ex - German Z38.

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Daring Class                                View Class
HMS Dainty  I.52 (changed pennant to D108) 16th August 1950 Broken up 1972.
HMS Daring   I.15 (changed pennant to D05) 10th August 1949 Broken up 1971.
HMS Decoy  I.40 (changed pennant to D106 29th March 1949 Transferred to Peru 1970 and renamed Ferre.
HMS Defender  I.47 (D114) (ex Dogstar) 27th July 1950 Broken up 1972.
HMS Delight I.08 (D119) (ex Disdain)  21st December 1950 Broken up 1971.
HMS Diamond  I.81 (D35) 14th June 1950 Tender 1979. Broken up 1981
HMS Diana I.26 (D126) (changed from Druid) 8th May 1952 Transferred to Peru 1970 and renamed Palacios.
HMS Duchess  I.94 (D154)    9th April 1951  transferred the RAN 1964 For disposal 1979.
 County Class  Guided Missile Destroyers           View Class
HMS Devonshire  (D02) 15th November 1962 Sunk as target   on 17th July 1984
HMS Hampshire  (D06) 15th March 1963 Scrapped 1979
HMS London   (D16) 14th November 1963 Sold to Pakistan in 1982
HMS Kent    (D12) 15th August 1963 HS 1980 used for Harbour training
HMS Fife  (D20)  21st June 1966 Sold to Chile 1987
HMS Glamorgan  (D19) 13th October 1966 Damaged during Falklands war. later Sold to Chile 1986
HMS Antrim   (D18) 14th July 1970 Damaged during Falklands war. later Sold to Chile 1984
HMS Norfolk  (D21)  7th March 1970  Sold to Chile 1982
TYPE 82 CLASS DESTROYERS
HMS Bristol  (D23) 31st March 1973  

HMS Bristol, October 1972.

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HMS Bristol.

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HMS Bristol, December 1972.

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HMS Bristol, March 1973.

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HMS Bristol entering Malta, November 1987.

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D23 HMS Bristol at Malta.

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 TYPE 42 DESTROYERS     VIEW CLASS

HMS Birmingham   (D86) 3rd December  1976  
HMS Sheffield   (D80) 16th February 1975   Sunk during the Falklands War 10th May 1982
HMS Coventry   (D118) 20th October   1978   Sunk during the Falklands War 26th May 1982
HMS Newcastle   (D87) 23rd March 1978  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Glasgow  (D88)  24th May 1979  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Cardiff   (D108) 24th September 1979  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS  Exeter   (D89) 19th September 1980  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Southampton  (D90)  31st October 1982   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Nottingham  (D91 14th April 1983  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Liverpool   (D92) 1st July 1982 Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004 
HMS Manchester (D95)  16th December 1982  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Gloucester   (D96) 22 September 1985  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS  Edinburgh   (D97) 17th December 1985  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS York  (D98)  9th August 1985   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
 

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 High above the trenches in April 1918, 74 Squadron engage the famed JG 1 led by the renowned ace baron von Richthofen in his distinctive bright red DR 1. Edward Mick mannock flying a SE5.a diving down top engage another Fokker Dr1 as the red baron flies past momentarily catching each others eyes. The new CO of 74 squadron, major Grid Caldwell MC (bar) New Zealands top ace can be seen above entering the dog fight. But it would be Mannock who would go on to great fame. with 61 confirmed victories and to win the VC, DSO (bar) and MC (bar) After 74 squadron he replaced Billy Bishop of CO 85 Squadron on the 3rd July 1918, scoring 46 victories in the Se5.a He was killed by ground fire near Lestram, France on the 26th July 1918. his Victoria Cross being gazetted on the 18th July 1919. The red baron CO of the Richthofens Flying circus didnt survive the month, also killed by ground fire on the 24th April, he was buried by the Allies with full military honours.

Dawn Dog Fight, Mick Mannock VC by Graeme Lothian.
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The crew of Lynx (pilot, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineer and Door Gunner) prepare for a mission.

Aldergrove Dispersal by John Wynne Hopkins. (Y)
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

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 A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942.

Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 A Bristol Beaufort Mk I of No 22 Squadron attacks a railway marshalling yard during raids on the French coast in the Autumn of 1940.

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During the early 1930s, Imperial Airways of London introduced to its European and Eastern routes the HP42, an enormous four-engined Handley Page biplane carrying up to 38 passengers at a sedate 100mph.  For the first time air travellers could enjoy Pullman comfort, the wicker-work chairs finally being dispensed with.  Eight of these outstanding aircraft were built and operated from 1931 to the start of the Second World War.  The European services were flown by the four known as the Heracles class with fleet names Horatius, Hengist and Helena.  The Hannibal class with Horsa, Hanno and Hadrian serviced the Empire routes.  They accumulated over 10 million miles of peacetime operations wthout harm to a single passenger or crew member.  Safety became their byword. Depicted here is Horatius, bound for Paris from Croydon.  What a sight to behold, truly a galleon of the clouds.
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 Fw190A-4/U8 night bomber variant of SKG.10.

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 The view across Battleship Row, viewed from above Ford Island as the USS Nevada gallantly makes her break for the open sea, coming under heavy attack from Japanese A6M2s from the carrier Hiryu. The Nevada was eventually too badly damaged to continue and was beached to avoid blocking the harbour entrance. In the immediate foreground, the lightly damaged USS Tennessee is trapped inboard of USS West Virginia which has sunk at her moorings, leaking burning oil and hampering the daring operations to pluck trapped crew members from her decks, while just visible to the right is the stern of the USS Maryland and the capsized Oklahoma.
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

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On 29th and 30th April 1944, while surfaced close to jagged reefs, and Japanese shore guns, the USS Tang rescued 22 downed flyers from Task Force 58s strikes against enemy positions on the islands - This was the largest rescue of airmen by a submarine in the war.  USS Tang (SS-306) would later be sunk by its own torpedo off Formosa, on the 24th of October 1944.

USS Tang, The Life Guard of Truk Atoll by Robert Barbour (AP)
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

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 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman
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The English fleet pursued the Armada up the English Channel and, as darkness fell, Vice Admiral Drake broke off and captured the Spanish galleon Rosario, Admiral Pedro de Valdes and the crew.  The Rosario was known to be carrying substantial funds to pay the Spanish Army in the Low Countries.  Drakes ship had been leading the English pursuit of the Armada by means of a lantern.  By extinguishing this for the capture, Drake put the fleet into disarray overnight.  On the night of 29th July 1588, Vice Admiral Drake organised fire-ships, causing most of the Spanish captains to break formation and sail out of Calais . The next day, Drake was present at the Battle of Gravelines.  English losses were comparatively few, and none of their ships were sunk.

Grenvilles Revenge by Brian Wood.
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The Brethren of the Coast or the Brethren, was a loose coalition of pirates and privateers also known as Buccaneers who operated during the 1600s and 1700s in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and also in the Atlantic Ocean.  They were a syndicate of pirate captains with letters of marque and reprisal who regulated their privateering enterprises within the community of privateers.
Brethren of the Coast by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

Click above to see all of our military art index - Eight random half price military items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

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Napoleon at the Battle of Borodino by Robert Hillingford. (Y)
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 Under pressure from Stalin to open a second front in Europe, Operation Jubilee was designed ostensibly as a reconnaissance in force on the French coast, to show the feasibility of taking and holding a major defended port for a day, in this case Dieppe. The plan devised by Lord Louis Mountbatten failed due to inadequate naval and air support, carrying out the landing in daylight and general lack of intelligence of the target. Here new Churchill tanks of the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment), with men of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and Fusiliers Mont-Royals, struggle to fight their way off the beach. Only a handful of men penetrated into the town itself, and eventually the remaining troops were ordered to withdraw. Out of 5086 soldiers who landed only 1443 returned.

Disaster at Dieppe, France, 19th August 1942 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Last stand of the 44th (Essex Regiment) after their retreat from Kabul. This painting depicts an incident during the retreat from Kabul in the first Afghan War of 1839-1842, when the remnants of the 44th (East Essex) Regiment made a last stand at Gundamuck and were overwhelmed by Afghan tribesmen. In an attempt to save the Regimental Colour, Lieutenant T A Souter wrapped the flag around him. Seeing the ornately decorated cloth the Afghans believed him to be a high official and spared his life for ransom.

Last Stand at Gundamuck by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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CC066. Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board.
Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P)
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9th (Irish) Field Battery firing on the Run-in-shoot to Queen Beach. They were the first rounds fired at the Normandy Coast, D-Day 6th June, 1944. Queen Beach, one of the 4 sectors of Sword Beach, where most of the landings of D-Day were carried out. The Queen Beach sector which extended for 1.5km between Lion-sur-Mer and the western edge of Ouistretham. The attack was thus concentrated on a narrow one-brigade front. For once the DD tanks and other armour came in exactly on time and ahead of the infantry. The 8th brigade, with the 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment on the right and the 2nd East Yorkshire on the left.

Operation Overlord by David Rowlands (B)
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Towards the end of the second battle of Cambrai, British Mark IV tanks of 12th Battalion confronted German captured Mark IVs. The ensuing battle was chaotic, emerging from smoke the Germans were initially mistaken as part of C Company, but at 50 meters both sides recovered from their surprise and opened fire simultaneously. The lead British tank L16 commanded by Captain Rowe was immediately knocked out, who escaped with his men to L19 just in time to see it destroyed, along with L12. The remaining tank L8 had broken down some distance back taking no part in the battle, although its commander Lieutenant Martel managed to use a captured 77mm artillery piece to finally halt the German tank.

Unexpected encounter at Niergnies, France, 8th October 1918 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Juno Beach, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  Sdkfz 232 armoured cars of 12th SS Reconnaissance Battalion commanded by  Obersturmfuhrer Peter Hansmann observe the Canadian beachhead at Juno Beach.  His small team was tasked with finding out if an invasion was actually underway and it drove some 80km, arriving at the coast near Tracy at 7.30 in the morning to witness the landings in progress.

D-Day Recce by David Pentland. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
Half Price! - £24.00
The painting portrays the Manchester United midfielder and England Captain David Beckham celebrating after scoring from a trademark free kick.

Seven by Robert Highton. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
 Jimmys total of 516 league appearances produced an amazing 357 goals.

Greavsie by Gary Keane.
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 A product of United's magnificent youth policy, Nicky Butt has become an invaluable player in the most successful side in the club's history.  Gary Keane's portrayal of Nicky Butt captures the tenacity, determination and power of one of the country's leading midfield players.

Nicky Butt by Gary Keane.
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DB006. Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
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 Martin strikes again with this portrait of Nigel Mansell OBE walking, perhaps to the pits, or away from the race track, characteristiclly with his hand to his forehead.  Maybe hes planning his strategy for the day or is just plain frustrated.
A Hard Day at the Office by Martin Smith.
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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FAR1007. Hodgson at Speed by Derrick Mark.
Hodgson at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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