Allied Warships


F class

11 ships

The destroyer HMS Forester (H 74) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1405 BRT 
Length329 feet (oa) 
Complement145 men 

4 4.7" guns (4x1)
8 .5" AA (2x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) 

Max speed36 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power36000 HP 
Notes on class

The specifications as listed above are for the 'normal' F-class destroyers. HMS Faulknor was fitted as flotilla leader and had some different specifications;
Displacement: 1495 BRT
Complement: 175 men
Lenght: 343 feet (oa)
5 4.7" guns (5x1)
8 .5" AA (2x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
Speed: 36.75 knots
Power: 38000 HP

These vessels were a repeat of the E-class design. 

All ships of the F class

Royal Canadian Navy Royal Canadian Navy (more on Royal Canadian Navy)

HMCS Qu'appelle (H 69)
HMCS Saskatchewan (H 70)

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Fame (H 78)
HMS Fearless (H 67) Lost on 23 Jul 1941
HMS Firedrake (H 79) Lost on 17 Dec 1942
HMS Foresight (H 68) Lost on 13 Aug 1942
HMS Forester (H 74)
HMS Fortune (H 70) (Became the Canadian destroyer Saskatchewan)
HMS Foxhound (H 69) (Became the Canadian destroyer Qu'appelle)
HMS Fury (H 76)

Flotilla leader

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Faulknor (H 62)

11 Destroyers of the F class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.

F class ships hit by U-boats (1)

17 Dec 1942HMS FiredrakeSunkU-211

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
A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
Afridi to Nizam – British Fleet Destroyers 1937 – 43, English, John, 2003
All the Gallant Men, Donald Stratton, 2016
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
The Battle of Tassafaronga, Russell Syndnor Crenshaw, 2010
Battlestations, Veronico, Nicholas A., 2001
Blood on the Sea, Parkin, Robert Sinclair, 1996
A Blue Water Navy, WAB Douglas, R. Sarty, M. Whitby et al., 2007
British destroyers & frigates, Norman Friedman, 2006
British Destroyers 1892 to 1953, March, Edgar J, 2003
Cadillac of Destroyers, Barrie, Ron and Macpherson, Ken, 1996
Cape Hatteras, Lloyd, Keith Warren, 2008
The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War, Collingwood, Donald, 1999
Capturing Enigma, Harper, Stephen, 2000 (transl.)

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