Allied Warships


Ch class

8 ships

The destroyer HMS Chaplet (R 52) 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 Ch class

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HMS Chaplet (R 52)
HMS Charity (R 29)
HMS Chequers (R 61)
HMS Cheviot (R 90)
HMS Chevron (R 51)
HMS Chieftain (R 36)
HMS Childers (R 91)
HMS Chivalrous (R 21)

8 Destroyers of the Ch class.

See all Destroyer classes.

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
All the Gallant Men, Donald Stratton, 2016
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
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
Capturing Enigma, Harper, Stephen, 2000 (transl.)
DD 522 : Diary of a destroyer, Surels, Ron, 1996
Deadly Seas, Bercuson, David Jay and Herwig, Holger H., 1997 (transl.)
Death at a Distance, Michael Sturma, 2006
Fighting Destroyer, Connell, G. G., 1994
HMCS Haida: Battle Ensign Flying, Gough, Barry M., 2001
In Peril on the Sea, Kane, James S., 1994

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