Allied Warships

Destroyers

Z class

8 ships


The destroyer HMS Zodiac (R 54) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1710 BRT 
Length363 feet 
Complement186 men 
ArmamentAs 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 Z class


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Zambesi (R 66)
HMS Zealous (R 39)
HMS Zebra (R 81)
HMS Zentih (R 95)
HMS Zephyr (R 19)
HMS Zest (R 02)
HMS Zodiac (R 54)

Flotilla leader


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Myngs (R 06)


8 Destroyers of the Z class.

See all Destroyer classes.



US Destroyers 1942-45

Dave McComb

Books dealing with this subject include:

A Home on the Rolling Main, A G F Ditcham, 2013
Afridi to Nizam – British Fleet Destroyers 1937 – 43, English, John, 2003
Arctic Convoy PQ8, Michael Wadsworth, 2010
The Battle of Tassafaronga, Russell Syndnor Crenshaw, 2010
British Destroyers 1892 to 1953, March, Edgar J, 2003
The Good Shepherd, Forester, C.S., 1955 (transl.)
Men of Poseidon, Graves, Richard W., 2000
Shipmates, Seeley, Lewis E. & Lorraine Seeley Buell, 2000
Submarine Commander, Schratz, Paul R., 1988
Tin Cans, Roscoe, Theodore, 1960
United States Destroyer Operations In World War II., Roscoe, Theodore, 1953
US Destroyers 1942-45, Dave McComb, 2010
When Duty Whispers Low, Gobbell, John J., 2002



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