Royal Navy – Destroyers

Royal Navy Destroyers

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Type 45 or Daring class LOA 500′ TDISP 8,500 tons (6 active)Type 45 ships building Clyde 2009.jpgModern modular construction 1 hull with bow section of next Type 45 below.Type 45 modular construction Clyde 2009.jpgHMS Dauntless D-33 (2010)HMS Dauntless D-33 Clyde 2009.jpg

Type 42  (Sheffield Class) LOA 410′-463′ (3 distinct sub-classes) TDISP ca. 4,100 tons (16 total: 14 built for RN, 2 sunk during the Falklands War, rest retired and scrapped; 2 built for Argentina, 1 of these active as transport ship)

Batch 1 or 2 Destroyer LOA ca. 410′Type 42 Destroyer Portsmouth 1999

THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982
HMS Coventry D-118, sunk 1982 during the Falklands War © Crown copyright. IWM (FKD 580)

Batch 3 destroyer LOA 463′ (actual measurements on google seem to indicate a slightly longer length)

THE ROYAL NAVY 1976 - 2000
HMS Gloucester D-96 1985 © Crown copyright. IWM (CT 294)

Type 42 Destroyer batch 3 Portsmouth 1999.jpg

HMS EDINBURGH AT DECOMMISSIONING, MAY 2013
HMS Edinburgh bridge on decommissioning 2013 © IWM (DC 1515)

HMS York D-98 (1985-2012) HMS Gloucester D-96 (1985-2011) HMS Edinburgh D-97 (1985-2013) Type 42 Destroyers Batch 3 Portsmouth 2015

Hércules (1976) built for Argentine Navy, converted 2000 into a multipurpose transportHercules Type 42 destroyer Puerto Belgrano 2018Santissima Trinidad (1981) built for Argentine Navy, in reserve 1989, used for parts. Planned to be a museum dedicated to 1982 Falklands War. Sank at mooring 2013. Salvaged 2015, but destined for scrapping.Santissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2013Santissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2015.jpgSantissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2018

Type 82 (Bristol) LOA 507′ TDISP 7,100 tons (1, currently training ship)

HMS Bristol D-23 (1973) converted to training ship at HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth 1987HMS Bristol Portsmouth 2007

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HMS Bristol D-23 underway 1982 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-87-01109

County Class LOA 522′ TDISP 6,800 tons. Constructed in two batches, only views of second batch units located. Service 1966-2006 (8, all retired and scrapped)

FIRST SEA SLUG IN NEW GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER. MAY 1962, THE ROYAL NAVY'S COUNTY CLASS GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER HMS DEVONSHIRE DURING FIRING TRIALS OF THE SHIP-TO-AIR MEDIUM RANGE GUIDED WEAPON SEASLUG.
HMS Devonshire, first commissioned County Class Guided Missile Destroyer tests a Seaslug Missile in 1962. © IWM (A 34641)

HMS Fife (1966-1987) transferred to Chile as Blanco Encalada DLH-16 (1988-2003), scrapped 2013 in Turkey AND HMS Antrim D-18 (1970-1984) transferred to Chile as Almirante Cochrane DLH-12 (1984-2006) Falklands War veteran, scrapped 2010 China.

County Class Valparaiso 2003
After their transfer to Chile both Almirante Cochrane and Blanco Encalada underwent refits which gave them larger hangers, and full helicopter decks aft.

County Class Talcahuano 2009HMS Norfolk D-21 (1970-1982) transferred to Chile as Capitán Prat DLH-11 (1982-2006) sold to Mexico to be scrapped 2008.County Class B Valparaiso 2003

Daring Class LOA 399′ TDISP 3,600 tons (11 built, 3 for the Royal Australian Navy, 1 sunk, 1 preserved, also see HMAS Vampire)

HMS Decoy D-106 (1953-1969) transferred to Peru as BAP Ferré DM-74 (1973-2007)

HMS Decoy IWM
HMS Decoy ca. 1953 © IWM HU 129793

BAP Ferré Callao 2011BAP Ferré Callao 2004

C-Class LOA 363′ TDISP 2,500 tons

HMS Cavalier R-73 (1944) preserved as a museum ship since 1977 in Chatham Historic DockyardHMS Cavalier R73 Chatham 2018.jpg

HMS CAVALIER
HMS Cavalier 1944 © IWM (FL 7673)

Z-Class LOA 363′ TDISP 1,700 tons (8 built, disposal of final remaining unit unconfirmed)

HMS ZEBRA, BRITISH Z CLASS DESTROYER. 1945.
HMS Zebra (R-81) © IWM (A 30792)

ex-HMS Zenith R-95 (1944) transferred to Egypt 1955 as El Fateh, modernized in early 1960s. Last active W or Z class British destroyer, and for many years was a training ship. This name given to new vessel in 2017, status unclear as of 2019, but nearby captures show a vessel of same basic length and width having been dismantled 2016, and when this imagery is overlaid with earlier captures this would tend to confirm scrapping.HMS Zenith Alexandria 2015possible scrapping HMS Zenith 2016.1possible scrapping HMS Zenith 2016

possible scrapping HMS Zenith 2016confirmed
Annotated and overlaid from 2 original captures

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