'E' Class Destroyer HMS Waveney

'E' Class Destroyer HMS Waveney
Here we see the 'E' Class (or River Class) destroyer HMS Waveney, of 1903. The 'E' class were the first British destroyers with raised forecastles, replacing the turtleback of earlier designs. They were more capable of coping with heavy seas than earlier designs, and were the first recognisably modern destroyers.
British Destroyers From Earliest Days to the Second World War, Norman Friedman. A very detailed look at the design of British destroyers from their earliest roots as torpedo boat destroyers, though the First World War and up to the start of the Second World War, supported by vast numbers of plans and well chosen photographs [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 June 2018), 'E' Class Destroyer HMS Waveney , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_waveney_e_class.html

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