J-K Destroyer

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J-K Class Destroyer
Type Escort Destroyer
Armament 5 x 4.7 in Deck Guns,
4 x 20 mm Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Guns,
2 x 37 mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Guns,
2 x 4 21 in Tube Torpedoes
Crew 8 total (Position: Role)
1: Helmsman
2: Lookout
3: Forward Fire Control
4: Starboard Fire Control
5: Anti-Aircraft Gunner
6: Port Fire Control
7: Rear Fire Control
8: Torpedo Launcher Control
Weight 1,830 tons
Top Speed 36 knots


Considered a light destroyer during WWII, these ships were very effective as Channel convoy escorts.

Game Play

Non-armored hulls and light displacement made them unsuitable for operations in the deeper and rougher North Sea, and in Battleground Europe they are usually best employed in convoy with Transports taking tanks, trucks and troops across water on amphibious operations in the Channel Islands or when trying to invade across the English Channel. These light Destroyers were similar in size and armament to their German counterpart the Z34.