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Leaders
Admiralty Large Design
Thornycroft Type
Admiralty "V" Leaders
Marksmen (later) Type
Marksmen Type
White Boats
Special Boat (Swift)
Destroyers
Admiralty "V" (Post War)
Yarrow "S"
Thorneycroft "S"
Admiralty "S"
Thorneycroft "V" (6 Tube)
Admiralty "V" (6 Tube)
Thorneycroft "V"
Admiralty "V"
Yarrow "Later M"
Thornycroft "R"
Admiralty Mod "R"
Admiralty "R"
Admiralty "M"
Thornycroft "M"
Hawthorn "M"
Yarrow "M"
Ex-Turkish
Ex-Greek
"L" Class
"K" Class
"I" Class
"H" Class
"G" Class
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

British Navy - Destroyers

4 + 17 ? Admiralty " V "  (with 4.7 inch guns)


Page 101

WHITSHED.                              Photo. Messrs. Swan Hunter (Builders).

2 Beardmore: Vansittart, Vimy (ex Vantage).
1 Chatham D. Y.: Warren.*
3 Clydebank: Venomous (ex Venom), Verity, Veteran.
1 Denny: Volunteer.
1 Devonport D.Y.: Watson.*
1 Fairfield: Wanderer.
1 Pembroke D. Y.: Whelp.*
3 Swan Hunter: Whitehall, Whitshed, Wild Swan.
6 White: Werewolf,* Witherington, Wivern, Wolverine,* Worcester,* Wrangler.*
2 Yarrow: Wren,* Wye.*

*Probably cancelled, Sept., 1919.

  • Displacement : 1300 tons average.
  • Dimensions: 300 (p.p.), 312 (o.a.) x 29.5 x 9 feet (mean) draught.
  • Guns : 4-4.7 inch (Dir. Con.), 2-2 pdr. pom-poms. Tubes: 6 in two triple mountings.
  • Machinery: Turbines (all-geared type) - all above probably Brown-Curtis, but Whitehall (and perhaps one or two others) Parsons.
    Designed S.H.P. 27,000 = 34 kts. 2 screws.
    Boilers: Yarrow, except White boats with White-Forster.
    Oil: about 350/ 320 tons.
  • Complement, 127.

General Notes.-Begun under War Emergency Programme. but cost of completion of many may come under post-war Estimates. The position regarding these boats is as follows:- 56 were ordered, out of which 35 were stopped in Nov.-Dec., 1918, as list below. 21 were proceeding up to Sept. 1919 when further boats (number uncertain) were stopped. Completion of boats launched may be postponed indefinitely. Differ from preceding V's in armament. Sometimes - but unofficially - referred to as "Repeat W Class." No War Losses, none of these boats being finished till 1919.

To distinguish: Proportions of funnels reversed compared with other V's. These boats have thick fore funnel and thin after funnel. No 3 inch A.A. abaft 2nd funnel. 2 pdr. pom-poms abeam between funnels.

    Begun     Launch     Comp.       Begun     Launch     Comp.  
Vansittart 1/7/18 17/4/19 ........ Whitehall 6/18 1919 ........
Vimy 16/9/18 1919 ........ Whitshed 6/18 1/19 7/19
Warren* ........ .... ........ Wild Swan 7/18 10/5/19 ........
Venomous 31/5/18 21/12/18 6/19 Werewolf* 1918 17/7/19 ........
Verity 17/5/18 19/3/19 ........ Witherington 27/9/18 16/1/19 10/19
Veteran 30/8/18 26/4/19 ........ Wivern 19/8/18 15/4/19 ........
Volunteer 16/4/18 17/4/19 6/19 Wolverine 8/10/18 17/7/19 ........
Watson* ........ ........ ........ Worcester* 20/12/18 ........ ........
Wanderer 1918 1/5/19 1919 Wrangler* 3/2/19 ....... ........
Whelp* ........ ........ ........ Wren* 1/18 ........ ........
........ ........ ........ ........ Wye* 1/18 ........ ........

*Probably cancelled with some other boats (names unknown) on above List.

Boats cancelled 1918.-
Vashon, Vengeful (Beardmore),
Vigo, Vigorous, Virulent, Volage, Volcano, Wistful (Clydebank),
Votary, Wager, Wake, Waldegrave, Walton, Whitaker (Denny),
Wave, Weazel, White Bear (Fairfield),
Welcome, Welfare, Wellesley (Hawthorn Leslie),
Wheler, Whip, Whippet (Scott).
Whitehead, Willoughby, Winter (Swan Hunter),
Wishart, Witch (Thornycroft),
Westphal, Westward Ho! (White),
Wayfarer, Woodpecker, Yeoman, Zealous, Zebra, Zodiac (Yarrow).

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - p 101

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