Allied Warships


Admiralty Modified W class

16 ships

The destroyer HMS Venomous (D 75) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1188 BRT 
Length312 feet (oa) 
Complement134 men 

Original design;
4 4.7" guns (4x1)
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)

Short range escort; 3 4.7" guns (3x1)
1 3" AA gun
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
3 21" torpedo tubes (1x3)

Long range escort;
2 4.7" guns (2x1)
1 3" AA gun
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
1 Hedgehog 

Max speed34 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power27000 HP 
Notes on class

These ships were very similar to the earlier Admiralty V & W-class. They were armed with more powerful 4.7" guns instead of 4" guns. 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Admiralty Modified W class

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HMS Worcester (D 96)
HMS Wren (i) (D 88) Lost on 27 Jul 1940

Long range escort

HMS Vansittart (D 64)
HMS Venomous (D 75)
HMS Verity (D 63)
HMS Volunteer (D 71)
HMS Wanderer (D 74)
HMS Whitehall (D 94)

Short range escort

HMS Veteran (D 72) Lost on 26 Sep 1942
HMS Whitshed (D 77)
HMS Wild Swan (D 62) Lost on 17 Jun 1942
HMS Wishart (D 67)
HMS Witch (D 89)
HMS Witherington (D 76)
HMS Wivern (D 66)
HMS Wolverine (D 78)

16 Destroyers of the Admiralty Modified W class. 3 of them were lost.

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Admiralty Modified W class ships hit by U-boats (1)

26 Sep 1942HMS VeteranSunkU-404

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