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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Q and R class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Quilliam, HMS Quadrant, HMS Quail, HMS Quality, HMS Queenborough, HMS Quentin, HMS Quiberon, HMS Quickmatch, HMS Rotherham, HMS Racehorse, HMS Raider, HMS Rapid, HMS Redoubt, HMS Relentless, HMS Rocket and HMS Roebuck from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Q and R Class destroyers.

Displacement : 1705 tons (HMS Quilliam 1725 tons, HMS Rotherham 1750 tons).  Speed : 36? knots.  Complement : 175 (HMS Quilliam and HMS Rotherham 225).  Armament : Four 4.7in, Four 2pdr AA, Eight 20mm AA guns, Eight 21in TT.

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 

HMS Quality

HMS Quality at Auckland.  Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality off Durban, South Africa, practicing manoeuvres with HMS Queensborough (lead) and HMS Quadrant (middle)Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality off Durban, South Africa, practicing manoeuvres with HMS Queensborough (lead) and HMS Quadrant (middle)Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality pictured 27/9/1943. Photo sent in by Darren Miller whose grandfather, Tom Bucknell, served on her from about 1942 till 1945

The crew of HMS Quality pictured in 1944. Photo sent in by Darren Miller whose grandfather, Tom Bucknell, served on her from about 1942 till 1945

HMS Quickmatch

F04 HMS Quickmatch after she was transferred to the Australian Navy - sent in by Warren Swaine.

HMS Relentless

HMS Relentless

Robert Bowes and mate, from HMS Relentless.

Contributed by his nephew (see message board)

HMS Roebuck

HMS Roebuck.Contributed by email.