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KEMPENFELT

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Marksman class

Grouping

11th Destroyer Flotilla (leader HMS Castor, Commodore Hawksley)

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Cammell Laird

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1915

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

HMS Kempenfelt. Painted by Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (1879–1957). Courtesy of Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Sold for scrap 1921

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commander Harold E. Sulivan

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

106 - 116

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

1,604-1,655

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

325'

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

31' 9"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

34

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

3 shaft, steam turbines rated at 36,000 shp.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

4" BL

Guns (No.barrels) 2

4

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

One 32 AA gun

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

4

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Two double mounts

References & sources