D.52 / L.41
- Class: V Class - 25 destroyers of 1916
- Displacement: 1,200 tons
- Dimensions: 309 (wl) 312 (oa) x 29.5 x 10.5 ft.
- Machinery: 2-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 27,000 = 34 knots
- Armament: 4-4in AA (2x2), 2-20mm AA (2x1) guns, 8-.5in MG (2x4)
- Complement: 125
- Builder: Doxford (Sunderland)
- Laid Down: 11 Dec 1916
- Launched: 1 Sep 1917
- Completed: 14 Dec 1917
- Notes: One of 15 V & W class WW1 destroyers converted to fast escorts, also known as 'Wair' conversions. Original configuration like HMS Vivien below. Anti-air conversion started just before WW2 involved landing torpedo tubes and trading in four single 4in for two pairs of 4in with HACS directors and two quad .5in MGs. The latter were eventually replaced by two single 20mm Oerlikons, plus an extra pair in the bridge wings as shown here.
- Service: Led blocking operations of Ostend, Zeebrugge, and Dieppe in May and June 1940 during the German invasion of the Low Countries and France and evacuation of the BEF. East coast convoy duty thereafter. Sold out 4 Mar 1947.