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Encyclopedia > V and W class destroyer
HMS Wolverine from astern

The V and W class was an amalgam of very similar oil-fueled destroyer classes built around the end of the First World War for the Royal Navy. Some of the sub-classes were known by the name of their builder, e.g. "Thornycroft V and W class", but the generic title was normally used. Download high resolution version (1000x765, 63 KB)HMS Wolverine (D78) This image is copyrighted by the maintainer of the Web site http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1000x765, 63 KB)HMS Wolverine (D78) This image is copyrighted by the maintainer of the Web site http://www. ... HMS Wolverine (D78) was a Royal Navy destroyer built by J.S. White & Co. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars was a world conflict... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Thornycroft was a United Kingdom-based vehicle manufacturer which built coaches, buses, and trucks from 1896 until 1977. ...


The V and W class design formed the basis for most destroyers in the interwar period

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General Specifications

  • Displacement: - 1100 tons, 1490 tons deep load
  • Length: - 312 ft
  • Beam: - 29 ft
  • Draught: - 10 ft 6 in
  • Machinery - 2 shaft geared turbines, 3 boilers 27,000hp
  • Speed - 34 knots
  • Armament - 4 - 4inch guns (4x1), 6 x 21 inch TT.

Later W Class ships had 4.7 in guns instead of 4 inch WWII era ship propulsion turbine A turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from a fluid flow. ...


Most spent the period between the wars in reserve.


During World War II many ships were converted for convoy escort duty. Some were converted into long range escorts by removing a boiler and replacing it with extra fuel and depth charges. Other ships were converted in WAIR type anti-aircraft ships with twin 4 inch guns and radar. Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as...


Image:Hmswhitshed.jpg Although designed for fairly short dashes into the North Sea they very quickly found themselves in an ocean escort role once World War II started. The shortcomings of the design for that purpose were recognised and a number of ships were converted to escort destroyers, which meant removing one of the three boiler rooms and substituting increased fuel storage. The maximum speed of the conversions was around 25 knots. Image File history File links HMS WHITSHED File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as... A Destroyer Escort (DE) is a small, fast warship designed to be used to escort convoys of merchant marine ships. ... A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated under pressure. ...


Ships

Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... HMAS Vampire (D68/I68) was a V-class destroyer of the British and Royal Australian navies. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... The first HMAS Vendetta (D-69/I-69) was a V class destroyer laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 25 November 1916, launched on 3 September 1917, completed on 17 October 1917 and commissioned into the Royal Navy, transferred to the... See HMAS Voyager for other ships to bear the name The first HMAS Voyager (D-31/I-31) was a V class destroyer laid down by Alexander Stephen and Sons at Linthouse in Scotland on 7 May 1917, launched on 8 May 1918, completed on 24 June 1918 and commissioned... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Royal Navy

  • Valentine 1 (lost on 15 May 1940)
  • Valorous 1
  • Vanessa 2
  • Vanity 1
  • Vanoc 2
  • Vanquisher 2
  • Vansittart 2 4
  • Vega 1
  • Velox 2
  • Venetia (lost on 19 October 1940)
  • Venomous 2 4
  • Verdun 1
  • Verity 2 4
  • Versatile 2
  • Vesper 2
  • Veteran 3 (lost on 26 September 1942)
  • Viceroy 1
  • Vidette 2
  • Vimiera 1 (lost on 9 January 1942)
  • Vimy 2
  • Viscount 2
  • Vivacious 2
  • Vivien 1
  • Volunteer 2 4
  • Vortigern 3 (lost on 15 March 1942)
  • Wakeful (lost on 29 May 1940)
  • Walker 2
  • Walpole 3 (lost on 6 January 1945)
  • Wanderer 2 4
  • Warwick 2 (lost on 20 February 1944)
  • Watchman 2
  • Wessex (lost on 24 May 1940)
  • Westcott 2
  • Westminster 1
  • Whirlwind (lost on 5 July 1940)
  • Whitehall 2 4
  • Whitley 1 (lost on 19 May 1940)
  • Whitshed 3 4
  • Wild Swan 3 4 (lost on 17 June 1942)
  • Winchelsea 2
  • Winchester 1
  • Windsor 3
  • Wishart 3 4
  • Witch 3 4
  • Witherington 3 4
  • Wivern 3 4
  • Wolfhound 1
  • Wolsey 1
  • Wolverine 3 4
  • Woolston 1
  • Worcester 4
  • Wren 4 (lost on 27 July 1940)
  • Wrestler 2
  • Wryneck 1 (lost on 27 April 1941)

Notes: The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... HMS Vidette (D48) was a V-class destroyer of Britains Royal Navy built around 1920. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... HMS WHITSHED a Type D77 Destroyer. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... HMS Wolverine (D78) was a Royal Navy destroyer built by J.S. White & Co. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  1. Fast escort.
  2. Long range escort.
  3. Short range escort.
  4. These ships had 4.7-inch guns instead of 4-inch guns.

See also

  • The later U and V class (sixteen launched 1942–1943) and W and Z class (sixteen launched 1943–1944) were purpose built destroyer escorts.

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uboat.net - Allied Warships - Admiralty V & W class Destroyers (501 words)
The Admiralty V & W class destroyer HMS Woolston.
As the war progressed their fleet duties were taken over by new, more modern destroyers and they were only used as convoy escorts.
In the early stages of the war some of the V&W class destoyers were slightly modified to suit them more to their role as convoy escorts.
Encyclopedia: Destroyer (617 words)
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft).
The torpedo boat destroyer later on took over the role of the smaller torpedo boats, performing torpedo attacks on fleets, such as the devastating Japanese attack on the Russian fleet in Port Arthur at the opening of the Russo-Japanese war in 1904, and attacks in the Pacific theatre of World War II.
The destroyers (as well as frigates) are, as always, the workhorses of the fleet, the former optimised for air defence and the latter for surface and subsurface warfare.
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