N class (G25)

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N class, HMS Nepal (G25) 1942
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.3/4.3/4.3BR
208 peopleCrew
Standard armament
2 x 120 mm CPXIX mounting3 x Primary
400 roundsAmmunition
4 in QF Mark V cannonSecondary
250 roundsAmmunition
4 x 40 mm 2pdr QF Mk.IIc automatic cannonAnti-aircraft
8 960 roundsAmmunition
56 roundsBelt capacity
200 shots/minFire rate
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II cannon6 x Anti-aircraft
2 400 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
533 mm Mk.IX torpedoTorpedo
5 roundsAmmunition
Additional armament
2 x Mk.VII depth chargeSetup 1
Economy
75 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
250 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 690 / 4 800/3 820 / 4 969/2 790 / 3 629Repair
72 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
250 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

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The N class, HMS Nepal (G25) 1942 is a rank III British destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" as part of the British fleet closed beta test.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

An important part of the ship’s armament responsible for air raid defense. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship’s anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets.

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Torpedo armament

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Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can be an unexpected surprise for an opponent. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

HMAS Nepal was laid down in Great Britain in September of 1939, initially under the name of “Norseman”. As one of the last ships of the N-class destroyer type, she was launched in December 1941, but was soon severely damaged while still in the shipyard during a German air raid.

Despite the severe damage, the ship was repaired and renamed to Nepal, in recognition of Nepal’s contribution to the British war effort. After the repairs were completed, the ship was formally commissioned into service with the Royal Australian Navy in May 1942, although still remaining the property of the Royal Navy.

In July 1942, HMAS Nepal was assigned to the British Eastern Fleet and shortly afterwards set out for Kenya. In September, HMAS Nepal was involved in the Madagascar campaign. Before heading to Australia for refits in spring 1943, the ship served as a convoy escort and performed anti-submarine patrols.

After her two-month long refit, HMAS Nepal resumed operations in June 1943, taking part in some major operations in 1944 as a carrier escort. The ship underwent another refit in August 1944, before embarking on some of her final operations.

HMAS Nepal remained active in the Pacific theatre until the end of WW2, until being decommissioned from RNA service in October 1945. The ship was commissioned once more into the Royal Navy shortly after, being ordered to return to Britain.

In the postwar years, HMS Nepal underwent repairs and modifications, briefly serving as a minesweeper and training ship. In the early 1950s, HMS Nepal was part of the reserve and awaiting some proposed upgrades. However, those upgrades were eventually cancelled and the decision was made to scrap the ship. January 1956 marked the end of HMS Nepal’s 14-year service life as she was sold off for scraps to the British Iron & Steel Corporation.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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External links


Britain destroyers
Clemson (L45) · G-class (H89) · Tribal (F75) · N class (G25) · Battle (D14) · Haida (G63)