Allied Warships


Z class

8 ships

The destroyer HMS Zest (R 02) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1710 BRT 
Length363 feet 
Complement186 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
4 4.5" guns (4x1)
2 40mm AA (1x2)
6 20mm AA (2x2, 2x1)
8 21" torpedo tubes  
Max speed37 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power40000 HP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Z class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Zambesi (R 66)
HMS Zealous (R 39)
HMS Zebra (R 81)
HMS Zentih (R 95)
HMS Zephyr (R 19)
HMS Zest (R 02)
HMS Zodiac (R 54)

Flotilla leader

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Myngs (R 06)

8 Destroyers of the Z class.

See all Destroyer classes.

Tin Can Titans

John Wukovits

Books dealing with this subject include:

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
British Destroyers 1892 to 1953, March, Edgar J, 2003
The Good Shepherd, Forester, C.S., 1955 (transl.)
Men of Poseidon, Graves, Richard W., 2000
Shipmates, Seeley, Lewis E. & Lorraine Seeley Buell, 2000
Submarine Commander, Schratz, Paul R., 1988
Tin Can Titans, John Wukovits, 2017
Tin Cans, Roscoe, Theodore, 1960
U-188, Klaus Willmann, 2015
United States Destroyer Operations In World War II., Roscoe, Theodore, 1953
US Destroyers 1942-45, Dave McComb, 2010

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