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Fan made British destroyers tech tree

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Hello everybody,

 

I have put together history and possible implementation of the British destroyers in World of Warships.
Please keep in mind that this is just fan made, not official news of upcoming new ship.
Also I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is not my native language.


To do list:
-find destroyers from tier II to tier X
-find alternative destroyer branch
-add few premium destroyers


Before we start, I want to clarify:
On 24th June, Wargaming published on Facebook (World of Warships Development Blog) upcoming British destroyer tech tree.
Few destroyers there are the same as in this article. I didn't copy any ideas from anybody. I've started working on this article about half a month ago, so
I couldn't copy anything from Development Blog. I was little bit sad when I read the news, not because I was disappointed. No, I would love to see
British destroyers in WoWs. The point of this article was supposted to help somebody to see what British destroyers in WoWs could look like and
now when we know what ships in tech tree will be, this article loses it's purpose. Anyway, because I've put quite a lot of time to made this article,

I decided to publish this anyway.


Royal Navy destroyers specialization:
Every destroyer tech tree has something unique. Japanese destroyers have amazing torpedoes and good stealth, 
German destroyers have hydroacoustic search, American destroyers are fast with fast-firing guns and U.S.S.R. destroyers have powerful guns.

 

British destroyers had one very important role- to escort. British destroyers escorted convoys to Malta, Arctic convoys and many other.
They protected merchant ship from enemy U-boats and aircraft. Therefore, I would give British destroyers from tier V to tier X Defensive AA fire.
This would be extra consumable and wouldn't take place of Engine boost or Smoke generator.

 

Every trait of the ship (such as displacement, armament, speed, torpedoes,...) is historicaly accurate. 
Their attributes could be changed for balancing reasons.


Tier II
HMS Lance
L-class (Laforey class)

 

Displacement: -standard: 965 tons
                         -full load: 1,300 tons
Length: 269 ft (82 m)
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m)
Draught: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)

 

Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h)

 

Armament: 3x1 QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk IV guns

 

Torpedoes: 2x2 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: none
                         Medium range: 1 × QF 2 pdr pom-pom Mk. II
                         Short range: none
Quick history:
She was laid down on 1 August 1912 and launched on 25 February 1914.
HMS Lance was assigned to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla of the Harwich Force, took part in a sweep of the North Sea.
On 5 August 1914, Lance and her sister ship Landrail were sent to investigate a report from a trawler of a ship dropping mines.
The two destroyers encountered the German minelayer Königin Luise. Lance fired a shell from one of her 4-inch guns at Königin Luise 
which was the first British shot of the war. The minelayer at first attempted to flee, but when her captain realised that escape was impossible, 
he ordered her to be scuttled instead. Lance picked up 28 survivors from the German ship.
On 28 August 1914, along with the rest of the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Lance took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
On 17 October 1914 Lance was with her flotilla when it attacked the German Seventh Half Flotilla of torpedo boats off Texel, 
completely annihilating the German force. On 29 November 1915 Lance took part in a sweep by the Harwich Force into the Skagerrak. 
In 1916 Lance was transferred to the 9th Destroyer Flotilla. On 1 June 1916, the Harwich force sortied to reinforce 
the Grand Fleet following the Battle of Jutland. Lance was one of eight destroyers detached to screen the damaged battleship Marlborough.
On 13 August Lance was escorting a convoy of seven merchant ships between Britain and the Netherlands 
when Lassoo was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-10.Lance attempted to salvage the stricken destroyer but Lassoo broke in two

and sank, with all but four of Lassoo's crew being rescued. In March 1917, Lance transferred to the Sixth Flotilla as part of the Dover Patrol.
By October 1917, Lance was part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, based at Devonport, remaining part of this flotilla on 1 December 1918.
Lance was laid up under Care and Maintenance at the Nore in December 1919 and was sold for scrap on 5 November 1921.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Lance would be slower destroyer with great concealment and maneuverability.
She would be similiar to Umikaze. However, she is slower and has more powerful torpedoes with slightly slower reload.
Bad AA defence doesn't matter at this tier.

 

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Tier III
HMS Valentine (L69)
V-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 1,207 tons
                         -full load: 1,497 tons
Length: 312 ft (95.10 m)
Beam: 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)
Draught: 10 feet 8 inches (3.25 m)

 

Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph)

 

Armament: 4x1 QF 4 in Mk.V (102mm L/45) guns on mount CP.II

 

Torpedoes: 2x2 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: none
                         Medium range: 1x1 3 inch (76 mm) QF 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun
                         Short range: none
Quick history:
HMS Valentine was laid down on 7 August 1916 and launched on 24 March 1917.
Valentine served with the Grand Fleet, as part of the 13th Destroyer Flotilla and the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron.
In October 1917, Valentine was deployed as part of an elaborate anti-submarine operation, in which destroyers and submarines were to be used to 
drive German U-boats that were returning to port from operations and passing to the east of the Dogger Bank into a large array of mine nets.
The operation lasted for 10 days, and British Intelligence believed that three U-boats were probably sunk in the operation.
Later that month, Valentine formed part of the destroyer escort to the 6th Light Cruiser Squadron when it was deployed as part of a scheme
to attack German minesweepers in the Heligoland Bight. This resulted in the inconclusive Second Battle of Heligoland Bight. 
An attempt by Valentine and the destroyer Vanquisher to carry out a torpedo attack on German cruisers proved unsuccessful.
In 1919, Valentine was deployed to the Baltic Sea as part of the British intervention in the Russian Civil War, which helped to ensure
the independence of the Baltic states.In the 1920s, Valentine's twin torpedo tubes were replaced by triple tubes, giving a torpedo armament of 
six 21 inch torpedoes and the 12-pounder anti-aircraft gun was replaced by a 2-pounder "pom-pom".
In 1936, the Admiralty recognised that the Royal Navy had a shortage of escort ships with good anti-aircraft armament.
It was decided to convert a number of old destroyers of the V and W classes, now obsolete as fleet destroyers, to perform role of escort destroyers.
Two twin QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun anti-aircraft mounts were fitted, with a modern fire control system mounted on a new superstructure

to direct their fire. Two quadruple Vickers .50 machine gun mounts provided close-in anti-aircraft armament. No torpedo tubes were fitted.
After completing work-up, Valentine joined the Nore Command, responsible for East coast convoys, transferring to Dover Command in May.
Valentine was one of four destroyers deployed to the Scheldt estuary to support demolition operations and the evacuation of shipping from Antwerp.
She was damaged by dive bombers on 15 May 1940, and beached near Terneuzen. 31 of Valentine's crew were killed, with a further 21 injured.
Valentine was partly salvaged and broken up in 1953.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Valentine would be closest to Wakatake or Phra Ruang. She has 2x2 533mm torpode tubes (Wakatake or Phra Ruan has the same) but has

1 gun more. Again, she pays for this advantage, and has lower speed.  But again, she has great concealment and good maneuverability.

 

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Tier IV
HMS Lancaster
Wickes-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 1107 tons
Length: 314 ft 4 in (95.81 m)
Beam: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
Draught: 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m)

 

Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)

 

Armament: 4x1 4"/50 guns (102 mm)

 

Torpedoes: 4x3 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
                            (2x3 tubes on each side)

AA defence: Long range: none
                          Medium range: 1 x 3 in (76 mm)/23 gun
                          Short range: none
Quick history:
HMS Lancaster was originally US destroyer. USS Philip was laid down by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, 1 September 1917.
After being fitted out at Boston, Philip reported to Commander Squadron Two, Cruiser Force, 1 September 1918, to escort convoy HX–47

across the Atlantic. She was flagship of Submarine Hunting Group stationed at the Coast Guard Station, Cold Spring, Cape May, New Jersey,

28 September – 11 October. Philip supported the trans-Atlantic flight of the NC-1, NC-3, and NC-4, 11 – 19 May 1919. With other fleet units,

she had a part in Army experimental firing at Fort Hancock, New York. She then had orders to duty with Squadron 4, Destroyer Force, Pacific Fleet.
On 29 May 1922, USS Philip was placed out of commission. When recommissioned 25 February 1930 Philip was attached to Destroyer Squadrons 
and conducted maneuvers and gunnery practice for the Reserve Force in the San Diego area.
In July – August 1934 Philip visited Alaskan ports, and made preparations for the Presidential Fleet Review held at San Diego

 in September – October 1935. She decommissioned at Destroyer Base, San Diego, 2 April 1937, and recommissioned 30 September 1939

for duty with Division 64, Atlantic Squadron.
Departing Key West for New York Navy Yard 23 July 1940, there she was decommissioned 23 October 1940 and turned over to British authorities
in the ships for bases exchange, and renamed HMS Lancaster in the Royal Navy. Her name was struck from the Navy List 8 January 1941.
As HMS Lancaster, she served as a minelayer and convoy escort in the Royal Navy during World War II, and was reduced to reserve in July 1945.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Lance is basically a Clemson. Therefore, she has the same traits: good guns, lots of torpedoes with shorter range, not so great concealment and
bad AA defence.

 

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Tier V
HMS Amazon (D39)
Thornycroft prototype of new design.

 

Displacement: -standard: 1,370 tons 
Length: 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m)
Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Draught: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)

 

Speed: 37 knots

 

Armament: 4x1 BL 4.7 in (120 mm) Mk I dual purpose guns

 

Torpedoes: 2x3 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: 4x1 BL 4.7 in (120 mm) Mk I dual purpose guns
                         Medium range: 2x1 QF 2-pounder Mk.II anti-aircraft guns (2×1)
                         Short range: none
Quick history:
She was laid down on 29 January 1925, launched on 27 January 1926 and commisioned on 5 May 1927.
She spent most of the war up to 1942 escorting North Atlantic and Russian convoys, moving to the Mediterranean and taking part in Operation Pedestal,
until returning to home waters in 1943 for the duration of the war. By 1944 she was reduced to acting as a target and was broken up by 
West of Scotland Shipbreaking at Troon in 1949.

 

In World of Warships:
With 4x1 120mm guns, HMS Amazon is better in gun fights than Mutsuki and T-22, but worse than Podvoisky and Jianwei.
HMS Amazon has 2x3 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes which is worse than Mutsuki but better (or at least similiar) to other destroyers.
At tier V, British destroyers would have Defensive AA fire consumable which, with great AA guns of this destroyer, would make HMS Amazon destroyer
with the best AA defence. She is also fast and maneuverable. However, she still has worse consealment of her predecessor.

 

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Tier VI
HMS Comet (H00)
C-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 1,397 tons
                         -full load: 1,895 tons
Length: 329 ft (100.3 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.8 m)

 

Speed: 36 knots

 

Armament: 4x1 QF 4.7-inch Mk IX guns

 

Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: 1x1 – QF 3-inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun
                          Medium range: 2 × 1 – QF 2-pounder Mk II AA guns
                          Short range: none
Quick history:
She was laid down on 12 September 1930 and launched on 30 September 1931.
After sea trials in May 1932, Comet was commissioned for service in the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla.
On 21 July, she was damaged in a collision with her sister Crescent at Chatham.
Following the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, Comet was sent in August 1935 to the Red Sea with the other ships of the 2nd Flotilla.
Comet returned to the UK in April 1936 and refitted at Sheerness between 23 April and 29 June.
She saw service in the Home and Mediterranean Fleets and the ship spent six months during the Spanish Civil War in late 1936 in Spanish waters.
In April 1937 she returned to Portsmouth with Glorious, and on 20 May the ship participated in the Coronation Review of the fleet at Spithead 
by King George VI. Four days later, Comet began a refit at Portsmouth that lasted until 18 June.
On 11 June she was commissioned by the RCN and renamed Restigouche. Restigouche was assigned to the Canadian Pacific Coast and arrived
at Esquimalt on 7 November 1938. She remained there until she was ordered to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 15 November 1939

where she escorted local convoys. On 9 June, Restigouche was ordered to Le Havre, France to evacuate British troops, but only found

some element of the 51st Infantry division. After returning to England, Restigouche escorted several troop convoys on the last legs of their journeys

from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On 23 June, the ship escorted the ocean liner SS Arandora Star to St. Jean de Luz to evacuate

Polish troops and British refugees trapped by the German Army in south-western France. On 25 June 1940, Restigouche helped to rescue crew

from light cruiser HMS Calcutta. The ship was transferred to the Western Approaches Command afterwards for convoy escort duties.
Whilst guarding the battleship Prince of Wales at Placentia Bay on 8 August, Restigouche damaged her propellers when she struck bottom and required
repairs that lasted until October. Other changes made during the war (exactly when these occurred is unknown) included the replacement of 'A' gun 
by a Hedgehog anti-submarine spigot mortar, exchanging her two quadruple .50-calibre Vickers machine guns mounted between her funnels for two 
Oerlikon 20 mm AA guns and the removal of her 2-pounder AA gun.
Restigouche was assigned to the Mid-Ocean Escort Force when her refit was finished and served with a variety of escort groups.
Then she was transferred to 12th Escort Group in early 1944 for anti-submarine operations in the Western Approaches.
In June–July 1944, Restigouche patrolled in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay hunting for German submarines trying to sink Allied shipping.
On the night of 5–6 July, the ship and the rest of the 12th Escort Group sank three small German patrol boats off Brest.
The following month, the 12th Support Group, including Restigouche, engaged three minesweepers on 12 August, without sinking any.
on 14 February 1945 and began escorting local convoys. This lasted until the end of the war in May, after which the ship was used to transfer

returning troops from Newfoundland to mainland Canada until she was paid off on 5 October. Restigouche was sold for scrap in 1946.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Comet has more torpedoes that her predecessor (8 in total agains 6), they have higher damage, range and they are little bit faster.
Only Fubuki and Shinonome have more torpedoes, Farragut, Ernst Gadae have too 8 torpedoes while Grevny and Fushun has only 6.
However, this comes at the price of having the same amount of guns as her predecessor. Every other destroyer in this tier has also 4 guns in total 
but with better reload time or better damage per shot (with exceptions-Fubuki and Hatsuharu). HMS Comet is again fast, maneuverable and 
has worse concealment, but not the worst. However, Comet has little bit worse AA defence than her predecessor- Amazon.

 

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Tier VII
HMS Saumarez (G12)
S-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard:1,730 tons 
Length: 363 ft (111 m)
Beam: 35 ft (11 m)
Draught: 14 ft (4.3 m)

 

Speed: 36.75 knots (68.06 km/h; 42.29 mph)

 

Armament: 4x1 4.7-inch (120-mm) QF Mk IX guns

 

Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: 4x1 4.7-inch (120-mm) QF Mk IX guns
                         Medium range: 2x1 40mm Bofors (1x2)
                         Short range: 8x1 20mm Oerlikon guns
Quick history:
HMS Saumarez was an S-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, completed on 1 July 1943.
As a flotilla leader, her standard displacement was 20 tons heavier than other ships of her class.
After working up, the Saumarez was allocated to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet, and shortly after to the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla, 
working with the Arctic convoys. She was one of the escorts which sailed from Iceland on 23 October, taking with them five Russian minesweepers 
and six Russian motor launches, to bring back from the Kola Inlet thirteen ships which had been there since the Spring.
The convoy (RA 54A) sailed from Arkhangelsk on 1 November and arrived in United Kingdom ports on 13 and 14 November without loss.
She participated in battle against German battleship Scharnhorst on 26 December.
In Operation Neptune, the landings in Normandy in June 1944, Saumarez was Senior Officer's ship of the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla, which gave gun

support to Force S in the assault on Ouistreham. Saumarez and the destroyer Onslaught engaged a convoy of three or four minesweepers and

one merchant vesseloff St Peter Port, Guernsey on 14 August.
Early in January 1945, Saumarez left from the Clyde to rendezvous with the aircraft carrier Formidable and escort her from Alexandria to Colombo.
In April,Saumatez participated in bombardment of Oleelhoe, Sumatra.
She was part of the Carrier Force in Operation Bishop and then took part in Operation Dukedom, which was mounted to attack a Japanese naval force 
reported sailing from Singapore on 10 May 1945. Saumarez, Verulam and Vigilant in one division and Venus and Virago in a second, were diverted to

intercept the Japanese cruiser Haguro and destroyer Kamikaze. They managed to destroy Haguro but Kamikaze escaped.
After war has ended, she returned to UK and then, in March 1946, served in Mediterranean. On 22 October, Saumarez struck a mine,
which caused severe damage and 30 deaths among her crew. Saumarez was then moved to Malta, where she remained until September 1950.
In February 1948 approval to scrap Saumarez was given.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Saumarez has better AA defence (40mm Bofors and dual-purpose artillery) and higher damage for her torpedoes.
She can't have as much torpedoes as Shiratsuyu (with torpedo reload booster) but 8 torpedoes are still decent at this tier.
Her main guns are upgraded- faster reload and slightly better damage per shot but she will be defeated by Minsk, Gadjah Mada or Leberecht Maas.
She is still fast and maneuverable. Her advantage over her predecesser is better concealment.

 

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Tier VIII
HMS Lightning (G55)
L-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 1,920 tons
Length: 362.5 ft (110.5 m)
Beam: 36.7 ft (11.2 m)
Draught: 12.5 ft (3.8 m)

 

Speed: 36 knots (66.7 km/h)

 

Armament: 3×2 QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun L/50 (120 mm), twin mounts HA/LA Mk.XX

 

Torpedoes: 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: 3×2 QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun L/50 (120 mm), twin mounts HA/LA Mk.XX
                         Medium range: 1x4 QF 2 pdr Mk.VIII L/39 (40 mm), quad mount Mk.VII
                         Short range: 4x1 20mm Oerlikon guns
Quick history:
She was launched on 22 April 1940. She would be the 10th Royal Navy ship to bear the name Lightning.
On 25 March 1942, Lightning was adopted by the Borough of Doncaster as part of a Warship Week National Savings plan. 
She participated in Operation Substance, Operation Halberd, Operation Ironclad and Operation Pedestal.
On her last voyage, Lightning left Bône alone, in the evening of Friday 12 March 1943 with nearly 230 weary young men aboard.
At 22:15 on 12 March 1943, she was hit by 2 torpedoes, from German Motor Torpedo Boat S-55, 181 men from the crew survived the attack.
HMS Lightning was replaced in Force Q by the Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica.

 

In World of Warships:
At this tier British destroyers change to turrets with 2 guns in each of them. Better artillery at this tier is needed, thanks to threat such as Akizuki.
She has still 2x4 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes, but these have improved range, speed and reload time.
But, If you want torpedo focus destroyer, than there is still better option- Kagero.
HMS Lightning has, thanks to Defensive AA fire, the best AA defence of all tier VIII destroyers (only Akizuki has similiar AA, but doesn't have this consumable).
She is still fast (but can't compete with with Kiev) and maneuverable. Her concealment is again not the best and not the worst.

 

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Tier IX
HMS Jutland (D62)
(Originally ordered as  Malplaquet, but name changed after launching)
Battle-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 2,480 tonstons (1943)
                         -full load: 3,430 tonstons (1943)
Length: 379 ft (116 m)
Beam: 40 ft 6 in (12.34 m)
Draught: -12 ft 8 in (3.86 m) mean
               -17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) maximum

 

Speed: 35.75 knots (66.21 km/h)

 

Armament: 2×2 4.5 in guns QF Mark III on mount BD Mk. IV
                        1×1 single 4.5 in gun QF Mark IV on mount CP Mk. V

 

Torpedoes: 2x5 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range:  2×2 4.5 in guns QF Mark III on mount BD Mk. IV
                                            1×1 single 4.5 in gun QF Mark IV on mount CP Mk. V
                          Medium range:  2×2 40 mm Bofors mounts "STAAG" Mk. II
                                                 1×2 40 mm Bofors mounts "utility" Mk. V
                                                 2×1 40 mm Bofors mount Mk. VII
                          Short range: none
Quick history:
HMS Jutland (D62) was named after the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War.
She was ordered in 1943, laid down in 1945 and launched on 20 February 1946.
In September 1948, Jutland, in company with the two carriers HMS Theseus and HMS Vengeance on the way to South Africa.
After the group's visit to South Africa, they performed a number of naval exercises before returning to the UK in December.
In 1950 Jutland was temporarily laid-up, but the following year she returned to active service, seeing service with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets.
In 1952, as part of the 4th Destroyer Squadron, Jutland visited the Middle East, during the troubles in Egypt.
In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and was subsequently placed in Reserve.
In 1957, Jutland joined the Home and subsequently the Mediterranean Fleets as part of the 7th Destroyer Squadron.
The following year, during a daytime exercise off Malta, Jutland collided with her sister-ship HMS Dunkirk, causing minor damage.
In 1961 Jutland was placed in reserve. She was subsequently placed on the disposal list and broken up at Faslane in 1965.

 

In World of Warships:
HMS Jutland is the first destroyer with quintuple torpedo tubes. This gives her devastating potential to kill anything with one salvo of torpedoes.
Her torpedoes have better damage but remain otherwise the same as torpedoes of her predecessor.
Her AA defence is, once again, the best in her tier (with Fletcher). She has only 5 guns, one gun less than Lightning, but they have faster reload and more range.
She is quite fast, but it isn't so great at this tier, and maneuverable. Her concealment is again not the best and not the worst.

 

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Tier X
HMS Daring (D05)
Daring-class destroyer

 

Displacement: -standard: 2,830 tons 
                         -full load: 3,820 tons
Length: 390 ft (120 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 12.75 ft (3.89 m)

 

Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)

 

Armament: 3x2 QF 4.5 inch /45 (113 mm) Mark V 

 

Torpedoes: 2x5 21inch (533mm) torpedo tubes

 

AA defence: Long range: 3x2 QF 4.5 inch /45 (113 mm) Mark V 
                          Medium range: 2x2 40mm /60 Bofors Mk.II
                                                2x1 40mm /60 Bofors Mk.V
                          Short range: none
Quick history:
The Daring class was a class of eleven destroyers built for the Royal Navy (8 ships) and Royal Australian Navy (3 ships).
Constructed after World War II, and entering service during the 1950s.
The Daring-class ships were both the largest and most heavily armed ships serving in Commonwealth navies to be classified as destroyers.
They were also the last destroyers of the RN and RAN to possess guns as their main armament (instead of guided missiles).
The Daring-class destroyers were in service in the RN and RAN from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Following decommissioning, two Royal Navy Darings were sold to Peru, which operated one ship until 1993 and the other until 2007.

 

In World of Warships:
Her armament changes again to 3x2 layot. However, these guns have insane reload time, even better than Gearin (slightly but still).
Her AA defence is, once again, one of the best in her tier. Her torpedoes have more range at the cost of longer reload.
At long range gun fight, she will be defeated by Khabarovsk, thanks to "catapult launcher" ballistic curve.
However, this can be used for shooting over island while remaining in cover.
She has to pay for these advantages. Her speed is one of the lowest but her maneuverability is good enought. Her concealment is decent.

 

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Summary:
The British destroyers could be divided into these groups:
                    -tier II to III - destroyers with few great torpedoes with fast reload and mediocre artillery
                    -tier IV - destroyer with good artillery and short-range torpedoes
                    -tier V to tier VII - destroyers with great or the best AA defence in their tier, decent artillery and torpedoes
                    -tier VIII to X - destroyers with fast firing guns in twin mountings, one of the best AA defence (or the best) in their tier,

                                              great torpedoes and lower speed

British destroyers would be somewhere between US and Japanese destroyers. They have great AA defence, better torpedoes than American

destroyers but worse than Japanese destroyers. They also have better artillery than Japanese destroyers but (on avarage)

slightly worse artillery than American destroyers.

 

 

 

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Resources:
Informations:
Book- Encyklopedie Válečných lodí od 2. světové války až po současnost, Robert Jackson, Naše Vojsko
wikipedia-HMS Lance
               -HMS Valentine (L69)
               -HMS Lancaster
               -HMS Amazon (D39)
               -HMS Comet (H00)
               -HMS Saumarez (G12)
               -HMS Lightning (G55)
               -HMS Jutland (D62)
               -HMS Daring (D05)
               -List of destroyer classes of the Royal Navy
Pictures:
battleships-cruisers-laforey class
wikipedia-HMS Valentine (L69)
               -Town-class desrtoyer
               -HMS Amazon (D39)
               -HMS Comet (H00)
               -HMS Saumarez (G12)
               -HMS Jutland (D62)
pinterest.uk -HMS Lightning
                    -HMS Daring

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