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Specification Buckley Class

306 feet (overall)
36.5 feet
11 feet (fully loaded)
1,800 tons (fully loaded)
2off Solid Manganese Bronze 8.5 feet each
Bunkers and Radius
350 Tons (Oil Fuel) 5,500 miles at 15 knots
Maximum Speed
24 Knots ( most ships could attain 26/27 knots)
Main Guns
3 x 3 inch /50 Mk22 Dual purpose open mount, and fixed fire shot(Anti-Aircraft, Armour Piercing or Starshell) and had a range of 14,600 yards at 45degrees. And an Anti-Aircraft ceiling of 28,000 feet
Anti aircraft Guns
8 x 20mm single mount Oerlikon cannon positioned two in front of the bridge behind and above B gun also one each side of B gun in pods and two each side of the ship in pods just abaft the funnel, some of the ships had an extra one or two Oerlikons fitted on top of the superstructure amidships and some ships had twin 40mm Bofas guns.
British designed ahead throwing mortar which fired 24 bombs ahead of the ship, this was situated between A and B guns.
Depth Charges
Approximately 200 were carried. Two sets of double rails each side of the ship at the stern, each set held 24 charges, Two K gun depth charge throwers each holding 5 charges, were situated each side of the ship just forward of the stern rails and just forward of these double sets of ready racks were fitted along each side of the ship extending to midships, each set holding 60 depth charges (these ready rails were added after the ships arrived back in the UK.
Type SL Surface search fixed to mast above yard arm and type SA Air search only fitted to certain ships.
Asdic (Sonar)
Type128D or Type 144 both in retractable dome.
Direction Finding
MF Direction Finding antenna fitted in front of the bridge and HF/DF Type FH 4 antenna fitted on top of mast.