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Warship Class - W and Z Class - Destroyer

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Warship Class - W and Z Class - Destroyer
Name W and Z Class
Country United Kingdom (Details)
Period World War II
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Destroyer
Preceded By U and V Class (Details)
Succeeded By C Class (Details)
Number Completed 16
First Commisioned 1943
Last Year Active 1971
Other Nations none

History: The W and Z class was a class of sixteen destroyers of the Royal Navy launched in 1943–1944. They were constructed as two flotillas, with names beginning with "W-" and "Z-", respectively, although, like the preceding U and V class, two of the flotilla leaders were named after historical naval figures (as had been Royal Navy practice during the inter-war years). They were known as the 9th and 10th Emergency Flotilla, respectively and served as fleet and convoy escorts in World War II. None were lost during World War II but INS Eilat (originally HMS Zealous) was sunk during the Israel-Egypt conflict in October 1967 by Egyptian missile boats and the El Qaher (originally HMS Myngs) of the Egyptian Navy was sunk at Berenice, Egypt on 16 May 1970 by Israeli Air Force aircraft during the War of Attrition.

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

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Item created by: gdm on 2020-03-29 09:03:14. Last edited by gdm on 2020-03-29 09:05:14

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