Hunt (L79)

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Rank 4 Japan
IJN Mikuma Pack
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GarageImage Hunt (L79).jpg
Hunt (L79)
AB RB SB
4.0 4.0 4.0
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Description

The Hunt class 4 series, HMS Brissenden (L79) 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".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 0 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section8
Displacement1 588 t
Crew170 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB59 / 18 km/h
RB48 / 14 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 59 18
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 48 14

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 400 → 1 821 Sl icon.png
RB1 600 → 2 081 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
60 / 110 / 100 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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80 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
280 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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102mm_uk_mkxvi_navy_SAP_ammo_pack
Research:
280 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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40mm_qf_mkxv_he_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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80 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
280 Rp icon.png
Cost:
380 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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40mm_qf_mkxv_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
260 Rp icon.png
Cost:
350 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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102mm_uk_mkxvi_navy_he_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
290 Rp icon.png
Cost:
400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Bomb mortar
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
610 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret2 x 4 inch/45 Mark XVI cannon
Ammunition400 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 85°

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Secondary armament

Turret4 x 40 mm 2pdr QF Mk.IIc automatic cannon
Ammunition8960 rounds
Belt capacity56 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret2 x 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark 24 autocannon
Ammunition3600 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. 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. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 13 x 533 mm Mk.IX wet-heater torpedo
Setup 228 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge
Setup 33 x 533 mm Mk.IX wet-heater torpedo
4 x Y-gun Mk.VII depth charge

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Usage in battles

Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don't try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

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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

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

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  Town (L45) · Montgomery (G95)
G-class  G-class (H89) · Garland (H37)
Hunt-class  Hunt (L71) · Hunt (L79)
Tribal-class  Haida (G63) · Tribal (F75)
J-class  J-class (Flotilla leader)
K-class  K class (F37)
N-class  N class (G25)
Battle-class  Battle (D14) · Battle (D37)