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|Tonnage||1190 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||299'6" by 37'6" by 8'5"
91.29m by 11.43m by 2.57m
|Maximum speed||19 knots|
|Armament||3x2 4"/45 DP guns (250 rounds per gun)
4x1 2pdr guns
4x1 0.30 Lewis machine guns
2 depth charge throwers
2 depth charge rack (40 depth charges)
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (4300
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
||6200 nautical miles (13,900 km) at 15 knots
||Type 127 sonar
Type 285 radar?
||Light antiaircraft generally upgraded to 6x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns by the end of the war.
The Bitterns were completed in 1941-1943. Designed at a time of growing urgency to rearm before war broke out, they were to be inexpensive ships with enough speed to allow them to leave a convoy to hunt a submarine and be able to quickly catch up afterwards. Their main armament reflected a growing concern with adequate antiaircraft capability.
All those serving in the war against Japan were Royal Indian Navy units.
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