|Displacement||1920 (Laforey 1935) BRT|
Laforey, Lightning, Lookout and Loyal
Gurkha, Lance, Legion and Lively
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Two Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines|
|Notes on class|
Modified J-class design. The main armament was housed in weather-proof mountings. Half the class were however fitted with twin 4" AA gun mountings due to supply problems with the twin 4.7" gun mountings.
All ships of the L class
|HMS Gurkha (ii) (G 63)||Lost on 17 Jan 1942|
|HMS Lance (G 87)||Lost on 9 Apr 1942|
|HMS Legion (G 74)||Lost on 26 Mar 1942|
|HMS Lightning (G 55)||Lost on 12 Mar 1943|
|HMS Lively (G 40)||Lost on 11 May 1942|
|HMS Lookout (G 32)|
|HMS Loyal (G 15)|
|HMS Laforey (G 99)||Lost on 30 Mar 1944|
See all Destroyer classes.
L class ships hit by U-boats (2)
|17 Jan 1942||HMS Gurkha (ii)||Sunk||U-133|
|30 Mar 1944||HMS Laforey||Sunk||U-223|
The last stand of the tin can sailors
Hornfischer, James D.
Books dealing with this subject include:
200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotten, Robinson, C. Snelling, 1999