Allied Warships


Admiralty S class

11 ships

The destroyer HMS Sabre (H 18) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement905 BRT 
Complement90 men 

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)

Max speed36 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power27000 HP 
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. 

All 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

11 Destroyers of the Admiralty S class. 5 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.

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