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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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The leading ace of the mighty Eighth Air Force, Gabby Gabreski. He finished the war with a total of 28 air victories and 2 1/2 enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground by strafing airfields. Gabreski also scored 6 1/2 air victories in the Korean war.

Return From Bremen by Simon Smith.
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 A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 On the morning of 21st April 1917, coastal airship No C.17 was on a routine patrol captained by Sub Lieutenant  E G O Jackson, when sometime around 8.00am, she was attacked by German seaplanes and shot down. Such was their vulnerability that these huge battlebags were an easy target for marauding enemy scouts, their single Lewis guns achieving little by way of defence. The Hansa Brandenburg W.12, on the other hand, was a nimble and useful aircraft that the Germans put to good use in the coastal defence role.

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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered. Between July and October 1940 the brave young pilots of RAF Fighter Command were under intense pressure from the constant attacks of the Luftwaffe and the Hawker Hurricane was <i>the</i> machine of the Battle of Britain, accounting for 80 percent of Allied victories.  In this painting, Hurricanes of 32 Sqn climb high into the morning sky, gaining Height and Sun in an attempt to take the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August, 1940.  This image captures the surreal calmness above the clouds, belying the fury of action and ultimate sacrifices made in those crisp blue skies.

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
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 Ships of the South Atlantic Task Force gather in San Carlos water during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. LCMs from HMS Fearless (L10) manoeuvre around their mother ship, with the logistic Ship RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) and the frigate HMS Argonaut (F56) in close attendance.

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The Queen Elizabeth 2 Leaving New York by Robert Barbour.
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 During a patrol on 6th July 1918, Christiansen spotted a British submarine on the surface of the Thames Estuary. He immediately turned and put his Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 floatplane into an attacking dive, raking the submarine C.25 with machine gun fire, killing the captain and five other crewmen. This victory was added to his personal tally, bringing his score to 13 kills by the end of the war, even though the submarine managed to limp back to safety. Christiansen survived the war and went on to work as a pilot for the Dornier company, notably flying the giant Dornier Do.X on its inaugural flight to New York in 1930. He died in 1972, aged 93.

Kapitanleutnant zur See Friedrich Christiansen by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Launched on Trafalgar Day, 1960, HMS Dreadnought was the Royal Navy's first nuclear powered submarine, entering service in 1963.  She is depicted here in the Firth of Forth with the iconic Forth Bridge in the background in December 1963 when she was docked at Rosyth for re-coating of her hull and a general examination.

HMS Dreadnought S101 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War.

HMS Theseus by Ivan Berryman.
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Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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The painting depicts the climax of the Zulu attacks at the defence of Rorkes Drift.  The Zulus were unable to effectively penetrate the mealie bag defenses at Rorkes Drift, even though they succeeded in burning down the hospital, and peppering the storehouse with bullet holes.  The confined space available to the British garrison caused a certain degree of physical compression, but this in fact worked against the Zulus, as it drove the defenders closer together with the result being that the volley fire from the defenders was concentrated and subsequently very effective at close range, as opposed to the spread out skirmish line type formation used at Isandlwhana.  The Zulu attacks also became uncoordinated, being driven forward by charismatic individuals, but lacking the support of the necessary numbers needed to overwhelm the desperate defenders, who now appreciated that  they were literally fighting for their lives.

Rorkes Drift by Jason Askew. (P)
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Cavalry and Legionaries (plus Auxiliary Hamian Archer) of the XIVth Legion.

AD61 by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Officer of Probyns Horse Engages Mutineers, Lucknow 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Bastogne, Ardennes, Belgium, 20th December 1944.  Newly arrived 81mm Mortars of 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division, fire in support of U.S. Paratroopers defending against German probes to the north of Bastogne.

Fire for Effect by David Pentland. (AP)
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.  A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 On the 6th November 1792 Dumouriez defeated the Austrians under the Duke of Saxe Teshen and Clerfayt at Jemappes, near Mons. This led to the French Occupation of Belgium.
The Battle of Jemappes by Horace Vernet (Y)
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 Wearing patched white trousers and gaiters made of mattress ticking. In the mid distance, officers of the Polish Lancers and the Guard. Napoleon stands on the distant cliff. To the right a ship flies a tricolour. The Elba battalion was Napoleons bodyguard in exile, comprising six companies of Guardsmen, 100 artillery men and a crew of 21 seamen, They formed the nucleus of the Imperial Guard in 1815.

A Grenadier of the Guard at Elba by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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Depicting the 4th and13th Light Dragoons during the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Balaclava by John Charlton.
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SPORT PRINTS

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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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Eddie Irvine raced Formula Ford from 1983 to 1988.  Driving a variety of different chassis, he won two Formula Ford championships by the end of 1987.  In 1988, Eddie drove in the British Formula Three championship and then joined the Jordan Formula 3000 team for 1990.  He won his first race at Hockenheim, finishing third overall in the championship that year.  The following three years saw Eddie driving in the Japanese F3000 series, almost winninh the title in 1993.  He also drove for Toyota at Le Mans holding the lap record for several years.  At the end of 1993 Eddie drove for the Jordan F1 team and gained notoriety by overtaking Ayrton Senna having only just been lapped by him.  In 1996, Eddie took on the unenviable role as number two to Michael Schumacher at Ferrari but in 1999 became the number one driver for Ferrari following a serious accident for Schumacher.

Tribute to Eddie Irvine by Stuart McIntyre.
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Florida Pearl is an Irish-bred race horse, who raced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Florida Pearl was owned by Mrs Violet O'Leary and trained by top Irish trainer Willie Mullins.  The 2001/02 season proved to be successful for Florida Pearl, winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase.  Florida Pearl then returned to Kempton to win the King George VI Chase beating Best Mate in December.  He returned back to England for his next start in the Grade 2 Martell Cup Chase where he cruised to an 11 length victory over Cyfor Malta.  The painting shows Florida Pearl over the one of the nineteen fences to win the Martell Cup at Aintree in 2002, with Jockey  Barry Geraghty.

Florida Pearl by Stephen Smith.
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 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 Carl Fogarty testing the new Foggy Petronas FP1 at Brands Hatch, 2003.
Back on Track by Dave Foord. (Y)
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