Admiralty S class
3 4" guns (3x1) 1 2pdr AA gun 4 21" torpedo tubes (2x2)
Stronghold, Sturdy and Thracian; 2 4" guns (2x1) 1 2pdr AA gun 4 21" torpedo tubes (2x2) mines.
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
These ships were completely outclassed by modern ships at the start of WW2.
Stronghold, Sturdy and Thracian were fitted as minelayers.
Thanet, Tenedos, Scout, Stronghold, Thracian and Sturdy sailed for the Far East in 1939 to form local defence flotillas at Hong Kong and Singapore. When the Second World War broke out Sturdy was on passage in the Mediterranean and was detained there. She returned home after the fall of France.
Royal Navy ships of the Admiralty S class
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|HMS Sabre (H 18)|
|HMS Saladin (H 54)|
|HMS Sardonyx (H 26)|
|HMS Scimitar (H 21)|
|HMS Scout (H 51)|
|HMS Shikari (D 85)|
|HMS Stronghold (H 50)||Lost on 2 Mar 1942|
|HMS Sturdy (i) (H 28)||Lost on 30 Oct 1940|
|HMS Tenedos (H 04)||Lost on 5 Apr 1942|
|HMS Thanet (H 29)||Lost on 27 Jan 1942|
|HMS Thracian (D 86)||Lost on Dec 1941|
See all Royal Navy Destroyer classes.
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