‘Town’-Class Destroyers, Part
By Kristin Ann High
The first two installments of this series revisited the reputation
of Town-class destroyers and listed
their names and service. Today we offer
ship data sheets and counters that can be
played in Second World War at Sea games.
The Town-class destroyers are presented
in the order they commissioned into the R.N.,
with the exceptions of HMS Cameron and
HMS Hamilton, which never actually
saw operational service with the R.N. Employing
HMS Hamilton in a scenario obviously
precludes employing HMCS Hamilton in
the same scenario.
The Canadian Rivers-class destroyers
are presented in the order they commissioned
into the RCN, including HMCS Hamilton.
Several R.N. Town-class destroyers
that operated in Canadian waters were crewed
by Norwegian sailors and some Norwegian officers;
these ships are referred to as HMNoS, for
“His Majesty's Norwegian Ships”
(HMNS was the designation for Dutch-crewed
ships in His Majesty's service).
RKKF Town-Class Ships
As the Raboche-Krest'yansky Krasny Flot Town-Class
DEs do not become available until late 1944,
they do not figure into any current SWWAS game, but are included for completeness.
the Town class in action — order Second World War at Sea: Bismarck now!