Allied Warships


Ca class

8 ships

The destroyer HMS Cassandra (R 62) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1710 BRT 
Length363 feet 
Complement186 men 

As 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 Ca class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Cambrian (R 85)
HMS Caprice (R 01)
HMS Carron (R 30)
HMS Carysfort (R 25)
HMS Cassandra (R 62)
HMS Cavalier (R 73)

Flotilla leader

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Caesar (R 07)
HMS Cavendish (R 15)

8 Destroyers of the Ca class.

See all Destroyer classes.

Ca class ships hit by U-boats (1)

11 Dec 1944HMS CassandraDamagedU-365

The last stand of the tin can sailors

Hornfischer, James D.

Books dealing with this subject include:

A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
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.)
Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, Chesneau, Roger, 1988
Death at a Distance, Michael Sturma, 2006

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