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By Jim Crossley, Paul Wright

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ISBN-13: 9781846035142

ISBN-10: 1849081190

ISBN-13: 9781849081191

British Destroyers 1892-1918 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: New leading edge 163Автор: Jim CrossleyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2009Количество страниц: 48ISBN: 9781846035142Формат: pdf Размер: 19,8 mbThis publication recounts the background of the 1st destroyers of the Royal military, which revolutionized the way in which struggle used to be fought at sea with new armaments and a very good development on prior designs. additionally, among 1892, whilst the 1st destroyers have been laid down, and 1918, destroyers advanced appreciably from 27-knot, 250-ton ships into 35-knot, 1,530-ton ships. most of these ships have been interested in a few shape in the course of global battle I; the smaller, unique destroyers in an auxiliary help function and the more moderen, greater destroyers at many of the maximum sea battles of the conflict. This account highlights the function the destroyers performed within the North Sea throughout the an important battles to regulate the Heliogoland Bight, in addition to the most important fleet motion on the conflict of Jutland in 1916. whole with an in depth description of the technical evolution of every category of destroyer from the 27-knotters to the Tribal and Marksman periods, Jim Crossley deals a whole evaluation of the vessels that helped to keep up Britain’s naval supremacy. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero 1 2 three four five

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A, B, C and D classes 100 (many converted to other duties or in reserve) River Class 35 Tribal Class 12 Swift 1 G Class 16 H Class 20 1 Class 23 K Class 20 L Class 13 Total 240 Germany's destroyer fleet at the time comprised some 130 vessels. Britain built 2 9 4 destroyers during the war, as detailed in the table below. L Class 9 M Class 110 Ex-Turkish 4 Ex-Greek 4 Ex-Chilean 4 Marksman 7 Anzac 6 R Class 55 S Class 34 V and W Class 53 Admiralty Large 8 (including Shakespeare Class) Total 294 A N M C L A S S D E S T R O Y E R F I R I N G A 21 I N T O R P E D O A T J U T L A N D In daylight it was very difficult for destroyers to get close e n o u g h to an enemy ship to have m u c h chance of scoring a hit, but in the dark or poor daytime visibility they were sometimes able to approach undetected.

1 Not a good career move! Violet (C Class) aground on a sandbank. The vessel, which survived the incident, is apparently having nonessential gear jettisoned in order to lighten it. INDEX References to illustrations are shown in bold. A Class destroyers 6 , 6 - 9 , 7 , 1 2 , 15, 3 2 ; design & construction 7 - 9 ; enter service 9 - 1 0 ; specifications 11 Abdiel, WAS 3 0 , 3 8 , 4 1 Acheron, H M S 4 4 Admiralty 5 , 9, 14, 19, 2 2 , 4 4 Admiralty Large Design flotilla leaders 3 0 , 3 2 ; specifications 3 0 Albacore, HMS 14-15 Albatross, H M S 9, 14 Amazon, H M S 4 3 Ambuscade, HMS 42 Anzac Class flotilla leaders 3 0 , 3 2 ; specifications 3 0 Archer, H M S 2 3 Ardent, H M S 2 4 An'e/, H M S 2 3 armament, gun 3 1 , 3 1 - 3 2 , 3 4 ; specifications 31 Aran, H M S 15 Attack, H M S 2 3 Audacious, H M S 3 9 , 4 0 B Class destroyers 10, 1 4 - 1 5 , 3 2 ; specifications 11 Badger, H M S 2 3 balloons, kite 2 5 , 4 1 Beatty, V/Adm David 3 8 , 3 9 , 4 4 , 4 4 , 4 6 Beaver, H M S 2 3 boilers 6, 12; boiler room conditions 8, 10 Bonetta, H M S 1 4 - 1 5 Botha Class flotilla leaders (ex-Chilean) 2 8 , 3 0 , 3 2 , 4 0 , 4 3 ; specifications 2 8 Boxer, H M S 9 Bremse 4 4 , 4 6 Bro&e, H M S 4 3 Brummer 44, 46 C Class destroyers 9, 10, 1 1 , 1 1 , 14, 14, 15, 3 2 , 4 7 ; specifications 1 1 , 16 Champion, H M S 38 Cheerful,HMS 10 Chelmer, H M S 16 coastal destroyers 2 2 , 2 2 - 2 3 Cobra, H M S 14 Comet, H M S 2 3 construction 7 - 9 Contest, H M S 2 4 , 4 2 convoys 4 4 , 46—47 Coquette, H M S 10 Courbert, Adm Amedee 4 Cygnet, H M S 14 D Class destroyers 10, 14, 15, 1 6 , 3 2 ; specifications 11 Daring, H M S 6 - 7 , 7 Decoy, H M S 6 - 7 , 9 Defender, H M S 2 4 , 4 6 Denny shipyard 2 8 Derfflinger 39 design 7 - 9 destroyers, first (torpedo-boat) 5 - 1 5 ; design & construction 7 - 9 ; enter service 9 - 1 0 developments: early 1 5 - 1 6 , 1 8 - 1 9 ; further 2 2 - 2 8 , 3 0 ; subsequent 1 9 - 2 0 Dover Patrol 1 8 , 2 0 , 2 0 , 4 2 - 4 3 Dreadnought, H M S 18 Eden, HMS 16 engines 8 see also turbines Fairy, H M S 10 Faulkner, H M S 4 0 Ferret, H M S 7 Fisher, Adm Jackie 5 fleet destroyers 2 2 , 2 5 fleets, destroyer, in 1 9 1 4 and 1 9 1 8 3 2 , 3 4 - 3 5 Flirt, H M S 1 0 , 4 3 flotilla leaders 19, 2 0 , 2 2 , 2 8 , 2 8 , 3 0 , 3 0 , 32, 38, 4 0 , 4 1 , 4 3 Fortune, H M S 2 4 F o x , Capt Cecil 3 5 - 3 6 Frauenlob 42 G Class destroyers 19, 2 2 , 2 2 - 2 3 , 3 2 ; specifications 2 2 G 4 2 & G85 4 3 Gala, H M S 14 German destroyer classes: B 9 7 - B 9 8 & B 1 0 9 - B 1 1 2 3 4 ; G 8 5 - G 9 5 34, 43; G 1 0 1 - G 1 0 4 34; S13-S24 22, 34; S53-S66 34, 39; V 6 7 - V 8 4 34 German navy: destroyer fleet in 1 9 1 4 3 2 ; destroyer losses in W W I 3 4 ; destroyers built in W W I 3 4 ; Division, 5th 4 0 ; Half-Flotilla, 7th 3 5 - 3 6 ; High Seas Fleet 4 0 ; at Jutland 3 8 , 3 9 ^ 0 , 4 1 , 4 2 48 Goldfinch, HMS 23 Gossamer Class "torpedo-boat catchers" 4 - 5 Grasshopper, HMS 5 Gurkha, H M S 19 H Class destroyers 2 3 , 3 2 ; specifications 2 3 Harpy, H M S 2 2 Havelock, HMS 6 Havoc, H M S 6, 12 Hawthorn Leslie shipyard 1 0 , 1 1 , 14, 1 6 , 2 5 Heligoland Bight, Battle of ( 1 9 1 7 ) 4 4 , 4 6 Hipper, Adm Franz von 3 9 Hornet, H M S 6 , 1 2 I Class destroyers 2 3 , 2 4 , 3 2 , 4 4 , 4 6 ; specifications 2 3 Indefatigable, HMS 3 8 Indomitable, H M S 18 Iron Duke, H M S 2 6 , 4 1 Jeune Ecole ("Young School") 4 , 4 7 Jutland, Battle of ( 1 9 1 6 ) 2 4 , 2 5 , 3 0 , 3 2 , 3 6 , 3 8 - 4 2 , 4 3 ; evasion tactics 4 0 ; lessons from 4 1 - 4 2 ; minelaying 4 1 ; night action 4 0 - 4 1 ; run to south 3 8 - 4 0 K Class destroyers 2 4 , 3 2 ; specifications 2 4 L Class destroyers 2 4 - 2 5 , 2 5 , 3 2 , 3 5 - 3 6 , 4 4 ; specifications 2 4 Laforey, H M S 2 4 , 2 5 Laird shipyard 6, 7, 10 Lance, H M S 2 5 , 3 5 , 3 6 Lassoo, H M S 2 5 Legion, H M S 2 4 , 3 5 , 3 6 Lennox, H M S 3 5 , 3 6 Leonidas, H M S 2 4 Lightning, H M S 9, 10 Lion, H M S 3 9 Louis, H M S 2 5 Loyal, H M S 3 5 , 3 6 Liitzow 39 Lynx, H M S 7 , 2 4 M Class destroyers 2 0 , 2 0 , 2 5 - 2 6 , 2 6 , 3 2 , 3 2 , 3 8 , 4 1 ; specifications 2 5 Maori, H M S 19 Marksman, HMS 28 Marksman Class flotilla leaders 2 8 , 3 0 , 3 2 , 3 8 , 4 1 ; specifications 3 0 Marlborough, HMS 42 Marmion, H M S 2 5 Mary Rose, H M S 2 6 , 4 6 Medusa, H M S 3 0 minelaying 3 8 , 3 9 , 41 Minstrel, H M S 2 3 Mohawk,HMS 18,20 Moorsom, HMS 40 Moresby, H M S 2 6 Narborough, HMS 2 5 - 2 6 Nemesis, HMS 2 3 Nessus, HMS 2 5 Nestor, HMS 2 5 , 3 9 Nicator, HMS 3 9 Nimrod, HMS 2 8 Nomad, HMS 2 5 , 3 9 North Star, HMS 2 6 Nubian, HMS 19 Onslaught, HMS 4 0 , 4 2 Onslow, HMS 4 2 Opal, HMS 25-26 Ostfriesland 41 Palmer shipyard 10, 14 Paragon, HMS 2 4 Parsons turbine engines 11, 1 4 - 1 5 , 1 6 ; fuel consumption 14 Partridge, HMS 2 6 , 4 6 Peck, Cdr A .

Their role had evolved from acting as a deterrent to enemy torpedo-boats and carrying out occasional sneak attacks on capital ships, to forming a vital component of the battlefleet. Perhaps even more importantly, destroyers asserted themselves as a class of ship which could deliver command of the seas, inhibiting enemy maritime trade and protecting friendly merchantmen. The large number of these little ships built by both sides, in spite of the urgent demands placed on industry for other types of weapon, is a testament to their usefulness.

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