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HMS Acasta Specifications

Ship Details
Nationality
British
Type
A Class destroyer
Builder
J. Brown, Clydebank, UK
Yard Number
525
Ordered
6 March 1928
Laid Down
13 August 1928
Launched
8 August 1929
Commissioned
11 February 1930
Motto
Memores majoris : 'Remember your ancestors'
Complement
138 (higher at the time of sinking)
Displacement
Standard
1.350 tons
Full Load
1.765 tons
Dimensions
Length (waterline)
95,1 m (312')
Length (Overall)
98,5 m (323')
Beam
9,8 m (32,25')
Draft
2,6 m (8,5')
Armament
Main battery
4 x 4,7" (120 mm)/45 cal QF MkIX (4x1) design.
Anti-Aircraft
2 x 40,5 mm (2pdr) MkII (2 x 1)
8 x 0,5"/62 cal MG MkIII (2 x 4) design. Replaced by 6 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon MkV (single and twin mounts)
1 x 76 mm (12pdr) QF HA MkI added during wartime
Torpedoes
8 x 533 mm (21") (2 x 4)
Anti-Surface
1 ATW Hedgehog 24 round mortar
2 racks for Mk.VIII 300 lb cannister depth charges
Radars
Air Search
Type 291 Air Warning Radar (1944)
Surface Search
Type 123A Asdic with Electric Gyro Compass
Type 271 P/Q Radars
Type 86TBS aerials
Sonars
Type 127 "Sword" depth detector
Propulsion
Boilers
3 Admiralty 3 drum type
Turbines
2 geared steam same as builder
Shafts
2
Horsepower
34.000 shp
Endurance
5.400 NM at 15 knots
Speed
35 Knots
Oil Bunkerage
400 tons

 

 
 
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