Shark Class Destroyer Leaders.


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esigned and built as Leaders to the Thanatos class destroyers, the Shark class were essentially enlarged versions of the Thanatos to take the extra turret forward, which also had the effect of producing extra superstructure where the Captain 'D's staff could be located. On the outbreak of war, further orders for a further eleven of the class were placed.

Displacement: 2150 tons standard, 2700 tons full load.
Dimensions: 372 x 37 x 13 feet
Machinery: 2 shaft, geared turbines, 44,000shp
Speed: 35 knots
Endurance: 5000 miles at 15 knots
6 x 5" (3x2)
8 x 40mm (1x4 2x2)
4 x 25.4mm (2x2)
Torpedoes: 10 x 21" (2x5)
Crew: 215




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