Grenville Class (1936) DD

The Grenville Class was a two ship class of destroyer leaders. They were similar to the Exmouth Class (1934) ships.

HMS Grenville was the destroyer leader for the 1933 programme of destroyers the G Class (1936) destroyer flotilla.

HMS Hardy was the destroyer leader for the 1934 programme of destroyers the H Class (1936) DD

They were completed to a design which gave the destroyer leader a slightly greater speed and armament than her flotilla ships. Similar to the concept of HMS Codrington.

The RN destroyer flotilla organisation at the time called for a group of destroyers to be designed, ordered and built as a single group of eight ships. That group on completion formed a single destroyer flotilla. Which had one destroyer leader, whose Captain (D) would command the flotilla.


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