Allied Warships

Escort destroyers

Hunt (Type III) class

27 ships

The escort destroyer HMS Blean (L 47) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 11 Dec 1942.

Technical information

TypeEscort destroyer
Displacement1050 BRT 
Length85.3 m 
Complement168 men 

4 4" AA guns (2x2)
4 2pdr AA (1x4)
3 20mm AA (3x1)
2 21" torpedo tubes (1x2) 

Max speed29 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power19000 HP 
Notes on class

Torpedo tubes were added to this variant of the Hunt-class design. To compensate for the weight of the torpedo tubes only 2 twin 4" gun mounts were carried. 

All ships of the Hunt (Type III) class

Free French Navy Free French Navy (more on Free French Navy)

FFL La Combattante (ex. HMS Haldon) Lost on 23 Feb 1945

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Airedale (L 07) Lost on 15 Jun 1942
HMS Albrighton (L 12)
HMS Aldenham (L 22) Lost on 14 Dec 1944
HMS Belvoir (L 32)
HMS Blean (L 47) Lost on 11 Dec 1942
HMS Bleasdale (L 50)
HMS Bolebroke (L 65) (To the Royal Hellenic Navy as Pindos)
HMS Border (L 67) (To the Royal Hellenic Navy as Adrias)
HMS Catterick (L 81)
HMS Derwent (L 83)
HMS Easton (L 09)
HMS Eggesford (L 15)
HMS Goathland (L 27)
HMS Haldon (L 19) (Became the Free French destroyer La Combattante)
HMS Hatherleigh (L 53) (To the Royal Hellenic Navy as Kanaris)
HMS Haydon (L 75)
HMS Holcombe (L 56) Lost on 12 Dec 1943
HMS Limbourne (L 57) Lost on 23 Oct 1943
HMS Melbreak (L 73)
HMS Modbury (L 91) (To the Royal Hellenic Navy as Miaoulis)
HMS Penylan (L 89) Lost on 3 Dec 1942
HMS Rockwood (L 39)
HMS Stevenstone (L 16)
HMS Talybont (L 18)
HMS Tanatside (L 69)
HMS Wensleydale (L 86)

Royal Norwegian Navy Royal Norwegian Navy (more on Royal Norwegian Navy)

HNoMS Eskdale (L 36) Lost on 14 Apr 1943
HNoMS Glaisdale (L 44)

Royal Hellenic Navy Royal Hellenic Navy (more on Royal Hellenic Navy)

RHS Adrias (L 67)
RHS Kanaris (L 53)
RHS Miaoulis (L 91)
RHS Pindos (L 65)

27 Escort destroyers (33 names) of the Hunt (Type III) class. 8 of them were lost.

See all Escort destroyer classes.

Hunt (Type III) class ships hit by U-boats (2)

11 Dec 1942HMS BleanSunkU-443
12 Dec 1943HMS HolcombeSunkU-593

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