HMS Brissenden

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HMS Brissenden
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HMS Brissenden
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Description

The Hunt-class, HMS Brissenden (L79), 1943 is a rank II British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

HMS Brissenden, pennant number L79, part of the Hunt-class, is an escort destroyer completed and sent into service in 1943 with the Royal Navy's Home fleet. The Brissenden (Series IV) is an improvement in the Hunt-class. At glance, without much difference in the armament and design layout, but actually with several noteworthy differences.

The slow-paced fast-firing support gameplay won't vary as much, but there is now the possibility to launch a modest number of torpedoes. Anti-air armament was increased, along the crew needed to man this new equipment. Those modifications in armament and design also caused a slight tonnage increase in the displacement and thus an even lower top speed. In spite of all these downsides, the Hunt-class remains a cunning adversary.

General info

The sloop-like appearance of the Brissenden should not be devalued. Her armament layout is one main turret in the aft and the other two towards the stern. She can be identified by her stained dark-grey hull with a large freeboard and a rather obvious dark green waterline. 

The sole funnel is connected just abaft to the bridge structure. Is a vertical funnel, unlike the Calpe's inclined funnel. Her bow type is a flared bow, contrary to many British destroyers of the epoch. Her extended forecastle to aft is different from the Type IIs, thus the hull easily stands out.

While speed and combat endurance won't be her forte, the capable anti-aircraft armament and the quick-firing main guns are sure to cause trouble to unsuspecting enemies. This is a great improvement from the very defensive Town-class, in regards to escort destroyers. Arguably, the main guns are also more effective than those found on the G-class, because of their higher rate of fire and quantity of cannons per emplacement.

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section0
Displacement1 588 t
Crew170 people

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Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB0 / 0 km/h
RB0 / 0 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB1 300 → 1 691 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 950 Rp icon.png
9 450 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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Shrapnel Protection
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Ventilation
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Torpedo Mode
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Bomb mortar
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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Additional armament

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Multi-purpose main guns and excellent elevation angles: a threatening air-defence
  • 28 depth charges for Y-guns
  • Useful 40 mm 'Pom-pom' gun + improved 20 mm Oerlikon cannons
  • Compact and deceiving profile
  • Outstanding rate of fire of 20 rounds/min, even more effective with the use of ranging fire key

Cons:

  • Top speed is not great, even less than Calpe
  • Regardless better than Calpe, still below average crew size
  • Reduced number of torpedoes
  • No armour protecting the hull or the ammo storage
  • Low ammo count per turret: with the high rate of fire, ammo can be depleted quickly

History

The Hunt class, HMS Brissenden (L79) was an escort destroyer of the Hunt class of small destroyers built for the Royal Navy. Built during the Second World War, the ship was completed to a completely different design than her predecessors including the L71, including the fitting of torpedo tubes. HMS Brissenden saw some service during the Second World War, including convoy escort duties in the Mediterranean and Arctic theatres. She remained in the Mediterranean theatre until 1947, when she was reduced to reserve and eventually scrapped.

Design and construction

The Hunt class was a class of small destroyer (or destroyer escort) designed specifically for convoy escort duties. Ordered at the beginning of the Second World War, the ships were intended to fulfill a variety of duties, primarily being of the convoy escort role. Their smaller size made them much more affordable than the larger fleet destroyers that the Royal Navy had in service, while their strong armament made them suitable for convoy escort. This was reflected in the numbers of ships built - in total, 86 Hunts were completed in four groups, many of which were given to foreign navies. HMS Brissenden belonged to the fourth and final group, of which there were only two vessels. She was laid down in February of 1941 and commissioned in February of 1943.

HMS Brissenden was completed to a different design than the previous three groups. She displaced 1175 tons standard and had a complement of 170. Her main armament consisted of six 4-inch (105 mm) guns in twin turrets, one fore and two aft. Brissenden also carried a secondary armament of a single quadruple Pom-Pom mount and several 20 mm Oerlikon guns. Unlike the other Hunts, HMS Brissenden carried a single triple 533 mm torpedo tube mount. Being an escort destroyer, Brissenden was only capable of making 26 knots (48 km/h). However, that was more than enough for the role she was meant to fulfill.

Operational History

After her commissioning in February of 1943, HMS Brissenden was commissioned into the British Home Fleet. She served there for just over 3 months before being assigned to the Mediterranean fleet for convoy escort and fire support duties. She was part of the escort force for the convoy WS31 towards Gibraltar and headed to Malta, where she provided fire support and patrol duties off of the Allied landings at Sicily. However, during this time, she suffered a collision with the destroyer Blankney and was severely damaged. As a result, she returned to the United Kingdom for repairs.

After the repairs were completed, Brissenden went on to serve as a convoy escort in the Arctic, escorting JW 54A to Iceland before turning back. She was also active in fleet defence during the time of the D-Day landings and engaged enemy light naval forces several times. In January of 1945, she returned to port for a refit, before rejoining the home fleet until July when she was transferred to the Mediterranean fleet. Brissenden remained in the Mediterranean after the war until 1947, when she was reduced to reserve in the UK. The ship was considered by Kuwait to become their Royal yacht, but this didn’t come through, and the ship was scrapped in 1965.

Media

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See also

Related development
Similar playstyle

External links

References

  • Mason, G. B. (2004). HMS Brissenden, Escort Destroyer. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-10DE-Brissenden.htm


Britain destroyers
Town-class  HMS Churchill · HMS Montgomery
G-class  HMS Grafton · ORP Garland
Hunt-class  HMS Calpe · HMS Brissenden
Tribal-class  HMCS Haida · HMS Eskimo
J-class  HMS Jervis
K-class  HMS Kelvin
N-class  HMS Nepal
Battle-class  HMS Armada · HMAS Tobruk