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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Battle Class destroyers, group 2. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Agincourt, HMS Aisne, HMS Alamein, HMS Corunna, HMS Dunkirk, HMS Malplaquet (Jutland) and HMS Matapan from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Battle Class destroyers.  

A further 8 ships were cancelled, Albuera, Bellisle, Omdurman, Mons, Namur, Navarino, Oudenarde and San Domingo, plus a further 8 modified types including the original Jutland, Poictiers, River Plate, St Lucia, Somme, Telavera, Trincomalee and Waterloo, half of which had been launched.  A further two modified types, Anzac and Tobruk were built in Australia, completed in 1950.

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 (ex - Malplaquet) 20th February 1946 Broken up at Rosyth October  1965.
HMS Matapan  I.43 30th April 1945 Broken up 1978.

HMS Agincourt

HMS Agincourt laid up with HMS Barrosa, 1971.

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HMS Agincourt, 1947.

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HMS Agincourt, June 1953.

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HMS Agincourt, November 1948.

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HMS Aisne

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HMS Aisne, 1968.

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HMS Aisne, August 1963.

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HMS Aisne, June 1953.

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HMS Aisne, September 1967.

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HMS Aisne, November 1948.

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HMS Aisne, May 1954.

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HMS Aisne.  

HMS Aisne at the breakers, Inverkeithing, July 1970.

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Two photographs of Battle Class destroyer D22, HMS Aisne in 1952 sent in by Ian Crouch.

HMS Alamein

HMS Alamein, 1947.

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HMS Alamein.  Photo sent in by Graham Paul

HMS Alamein, November 1948.

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HMS Barrosa

HMS Barrosa, November 1948.

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HMS Barrosa, June 1953.

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I.68 HMS Barrosa   ?Walker Archive

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HMS Barrosa with collision damage, May 1959.

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HMS Corunna

HMS Corunna, March 1964.

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HMS Corunna, November 1948.

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HMS Corunna, May 1954.

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HMS Corunna showing collision damage, May 1959.

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HMS Corunna, March 1964.

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HMS Corunna, June 1953.

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HMS Corunna.

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HMS Corunna, March 1964.

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HMS Corunna possibly at Malta. Picture provided by John Rees who was part of the crew on her return trip from Malta to Mombassa.

HMS Corunna. Picture provided by John Rees who was part of the crew on her return trip from Malta to Mombassa.

The open bridge of HMS Corunna. Picture provided by John Rees who was part of the crew on her return trip from Malta to Mombassa.

HMS Corunna, 10th September 1962.

PHD398

HMS Jutland

HMS Jutland, November 1948.

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HMS Matapan

HMS Matapan, (as trials ship) February 1973.

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