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Destroyer histories. Royal naval N class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Napier, HMS Nepal, HMS Nestor, HMS Nizam, HMS Noble, HMS Nonpareil and HMS Norman from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of N Class destroyers.

Displacement : 1690 tons.  Speed : 36 knots.  Complement : 183 - 218.  Armament : Six 4.7in, Four 2pdr AA, Two 20mm AA, Eight 5in AA guns,  Ten 21in. (2 x 

HMS Napier   G.97 22nd May 1940 R.A.N 1940 - 1945 Broken up  January 1956. at Briton Ferry
HMS Nepal G.25 (ex HMS Norseman 4th December 1941 HMS Norseman became HMS Nepal in 1942 Broken up  at Briton ferry January 1956.
HMS Nestor   G.02 9th July 1940 RAN 1941-42 Sunk by Italian Aircraft eastern Mediterranean  on 15th June 1942.
HMS Nizam   G.38 4th July 1940 RAN 1941 - 45 Broken up  at Grays 16th November 1955.
HMS Noble   G.84 17th April 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands in 1942. N. Van Galen scrapped 8th February 1957 
HMS Nerissa  (Piorun)  G.65 7th May 1940 Becoming Piorun of the polish Navy in 1940 to 1946 returning to the Royal navy as HMS Noble finally scrapped at Dunston December 1955 
HMS Nonpareil  G.16 25th June 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands 1942. became Tjerk Hiddes and sold to Indonesia becoming Gadjah Mada in 1951
HMS Norman G.49 30th October 1940 RAN 1941 - 1945 Broken up at Briton Ferry January  1958.
HMS Napier

HMS Napier, June 1944.

Contributed by Paul van der Moezel

HMS Nepal

HMS Nepal. Contributed by Peter Saxon

G16 Tjerk Hiddes (nearest) with British destroyers G25 HMS Nepal (far) and G29 HMS Offa (centre).

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HMS Nizam

HMS Nizam, laid up, July 1950.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2029

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2029

HMS Nerissa

Piorun (ex - HMS Nerissa), April 1944.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2030

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2030

 

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

N Class destroyers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts and crew descendents of N Class Destroyers. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of N Class Destroyers.

Photographs and information on historical events about the aforementioned destroyers requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these destroyers and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

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HMS NEPAL

My Grandfather, Leslie William Bushell (Subi), was drafted to the ship in 1943. He is in the process of writing about his NAVY career in the Royal Australian Navy from 1942 to 1946 and has a photo of the Nepal if you still want one. Any information about the crew would be greatly appreciated.  Thankyou    Joel Taylor

My father served on HMAS Nepal and Napier throughout WW2 with the Royal Australian Navy. I would like to hear from any family or crew. Contact me at james.grant@goconnect.com.au 

I am trying to get information on HMS Nepal, My Father served in her during WW2. I would be pleased to hear form anyone who was on the ship or who's father was. contact me Linda at jim@jstoneleigh.freeserve.co.uk 

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