ORP Garland

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ORP Garland
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ORP Garland
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The G-class, ORP Garland (H37), 1942 is a British-built G-class destroyer loaned to the Polish Navy in 1940, under the previous designation of HMS Garland. She operated as part of convoy escorts for almost the entirety of the Second World War and visited most of the war theatres.

She was introduced during Update "New Power" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season I. Ex-HMS Garland performs very similar to the playstyle of the sister ship already in the regular tree, the destroyer HMS Grafton (H89). While, at the same time, having some pros and cons on her own. Such as the increased variety of secondary armaments that reinforce the support role of this class. Unfortunately, some drawbacks in mobility are present, as well as reductions in the main armament to increase the auxiliary armament.

General info

The Garland (H37) appears more aggressive than the escort destroyers Town (L45) and the Hunt (Family), this is thanks to her long and taller hull with a raked type of bow that provides increased sea-worthiness and enhanced cruising speed - at least before armaments refits. The destroyer can be differentiated from the similar G-class (H89) because of the Polish naval ensign with a horizontal bicoloured red and white, located in the stern of the ship. Another way to differentiate between the two is the Garland's light grey hull painting and the olive-green coloured upper decks. The Grafton's hull will be painted black with maroon red upper decks, though these colour schemes might vary in arctic scenarios. Garland's second funnel top is lower, a stern-located 120 mm cannon and one set of quadruple torpedo tubes is also missing.

Knowing this armament layout and visual differences should help to recognise these destroyers, since the ORP Garland lacks the destroyer vs. destroyer armaments of the HMS Grafton, and HMS Grafton lacks the support armament of the ORP Garland.

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower5 / 5 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 920 t
Crew145 people

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Speedforward / back
AB71 / 22 km/h
RB58 / 18 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 71 22
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 58 18

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB799 Sl icon.png
RB2 264 Sl icon.png
Crew training3 400 Sl icon.png
Experts23 000 Sl icon.png
Aces180 Ge icon.png
Research Aces380 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Talisman.png 2 × 118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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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


Primary armament

3 х Turret4.7 inch/45 Mk.XII cannon, СPXVII mounting
Ammunition200 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 40°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
HE Mk.VIIA HE 35 35 35 35 35 35
SAP Mk.VA SAP 116 92 63 44 33 29
HE-TF Mk.VIIA HE-TF 35 35 35 35 35 35
HE-VT Mk.VIIA HE-VT 35 35 35 35 35 35
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HE Mk.VIIA HE 808 22.68 0 0.1 3,000 79° 80° 81°
SAP Mk.VA SAP 808 22.68 0.015 5 900 47° 60° 65°
HE-TF Mk.VIIA HE-TF 808 22.68 0 0.1 3,000 79° 80° 81°
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mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
distance (m)
radius (m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HE-VT Mk.VIIA HE-VT 808 22.68 0 0.1 244 23 3,000 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

Turret76 mm/45 QF 3in 20cwt cannon
Ammunition150 rounds

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
HE shell HE 6 6 6 6 6 6
Mk.I shrapnel Shrapnel* 5 5 5 5 5 5
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HE shell HE 762 7.26 0 0.1 320 79° 80° 81°
Mk.I shrapnel Shrapnel* 617 7.94 0 0.1 180 62° 69° 73°

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

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Additional armament

Setup 14 x 533 mm Mk.IX** torpedo
Setup 22 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge
Setup 34 x 533 mm Mk.IX** torpedo
2 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Large medium to short range anti-air firepower
  • Dual-purpose main calibre guns, also with readiness of SAP rounds
  • 8 x long-range torpedoes


  • Limited firepower with only 3 main calibre guns
  • Inadequate crew size: out-classed when duelling late rank I and rank II destroyers
  • Top speed is more similar to escort destroyers than combat-capable Fleet destroyers.


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See also

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Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company
G-class  ORP Garland
K-class  HMS Kelvin
Battle-class  HMS Cadiz
Hunt-class  La Combattante*
Light Cruisers 
Town-class  HMS Liverpool
Heavy Cruisers 
County-class  HMS Norfolk
Renown-class  HMS Renown
  *HMS Haldon in French service

Britain destroyers
Town-class  HMS Churchill · HMS Montgomery
V-class  HMS Valhalla · HMS Vega · HMS Verdun
G-class  HMS Grafton · ORP Garland
Hunt-class  HMS Calpe · HMS Brissenden
Tribal-class  HMCS Haida · HMS Eskimo · HMS Mohawk
J-class  HMS Jervis
K-class  HMS Kelvin
N-class  HMAS Nepal
Battle-class  HMS Armada · HMS Cadiz · HMAS Tobruk
Daring-class  HMS Daring · HMS Diamond · HMS Diana

Britain premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  MTB-1(2) · MTB-422 · Fairmile D (5001) · HMS Gay Archer
Motor gun boats  MGB-75 · SGB Grey Goose
Gunboats  HMS Spey
Sub-chasers  LÉ Orla
Frigates  HMS Whitby
Destroyers  HMS Montgomery · HMS Valhalla · HMS Verdun · ORP Garland · HMS Jervis · HMCS Haida · HMS Mohawk · HMS Cadiz · HMS Diamond
Light cruisers  HMS Belfast
Battleships  HMS Iron Duke