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Destroyer histories. Royal naval Q and R class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Quilliam, HMS Quadrant, HMS Quail, HMS Quality, HMS Queenborough, HMS Quentin, HMS Quiberon, HMS Quickmatch, HMS Rotherham, HMS Racehorse, HMS Raider, HMS Rapid, HMS Redoubt, HMS Relentless, HMS Rocket and HMS Roebuck from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Q and R Class destroyers.

Displacement : 1705 tons (HMS Quilliam 1725 tons, HMS Rotherham 1750 tons).  Speed : 36 knots.  Complement : 175 (HMS Quilliam and HMS Rotherham 225).  Armament : Four 4.7in, Four 2pdr AA, Eight 20mm AA guns, Eight 21in TT.

HMS Quadrant   G.11 28th February 1942 RAN 1945 Sold to be Broken up  January 1963.
HMS Quail   G.45 1st June 1942 Sunk on 18th June 1944. after being mined  south of Calabria 15th November 1943 and foundered while be towed between Bari and Taranto 
HMS Quality  G.62  6th October 1941 RAN 1945 Finally Broken up  in Japan 1958.
HMS Queenborough G.70 16th January 1942  Transferring the RAN 1945  Broken up 1975.
HMS Quentin   G.78 5th November 1941 Sunk on 2nd December 1942. By Italian Aircraft North of Tangiers 
HMS Quiberon  G.81 31st January 1942 Transferred RAN 1942 Broken up  in Japan 1972.
HMS Quickmatch  G.92 11th April1 942  RAN in 1942 finally Broken up  in Japan 1972.
HMS Quilliam  G.09 29th November 1941 Transferred to the Netherlands 1945. becoming Banckert  finally being scrapped Burght 8th February 1957 
HMS Racehorse  H.11 1st June 1942 Broken up at Troon 11th April 1949.
HMS Raider   H.15 1st April 1942 Transferred to India 1949. becoming  Rana
HMS Rapid  H.32 16th July 1942 For disposal 1979.
HMS Redoubt   H.41 2nd May 1942 Transferred to India 1949.becoming Ranjit
HMS Relentless  H.85 15th July 1942 Broken up 1971.
HMS Rocket  H.92 28th October 1942 Broken up  Dalmuir March 1967.
HMS Roebuck  H.95 10th December 1942 Broken up at Inverkeithing August  1969.
HMS Rotherham  H.09 21st March 1942 Transferred to India 1949. becoming Rajput 

HMS Quadrant

HMS Quadrant, March 1946.

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HMS Quail

HMS Quail, November 1943.

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HMS Quail, after being mined, December 1943.

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HMS Quail, March 1944.

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HMS Quality

HMS Quality, May 1944.

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HMS Quality at Auckland.  Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality off Durban, South Africa, practicing manoeuvres with HMS Queensborough (lead) and HMS Quadrant (middle)Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality off Durban, South Africa, practicing manoeuvres with HMS Queenborough (lead) and HMS Quadrant (middle)Many thanks to Mike Gray 

HMS Quality pictured 27/9/1943. Photo sent in by Darren Miller whose grandfather, Tom Bucknell, served on her from about 1942 till 1945

The crew of HMS Quality pictured in 1944. Photo sent in by Darren Miller whose grandfather, Tom Bucknell, served on her from about 1942 till 1945

HMS Queenborough

HMS Queenborough, October 1943.

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HMS Queenborough, November 1943.

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HMS Queenborough under tow to the breakers, May 1975.

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HMS Quickmatch

F04 HMS Quickmatch after she was transferred to the Australian Navy - sent in by Warren Swaine.

HMS Quilliam

HMS Quilliam, March 1943.

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HMS Racehorse

HMS Racehorse, May 1944.

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HMS Raider

HMS Raider, November 1943.

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HMS Rapid

HMS Rapid, September 1946.

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HMS Rapid, October 1947.

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HMS Rapid, September 1960.

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HMS Rapid, as target ship, July 1978.

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HMS Redoubt

Ranjit (ex - HMS Redoubt), June 1953.

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HMS Relentless

HMS Relentless, laid up, June 1949.

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HMS Relentless, September 1966.

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HMS Relentless

Robert Bowes and mate, from HMS Relentless.

Contributed by his nephew (see message board)

HMS Rocket

HMS Rocket, July 1947.

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HMS Rocket, June 1953.

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HMS Roebuck

HMS Roebuck, 1950s.

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HMS Roebuck, May 1959.

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HMS Rotherham

HMS Rotherham, October 1947.

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Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

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

MESSAGES

HMS QUALITY

"GINGE" BROOKS....   My father served on board Quality during WW2 anybody wishing to get in contact with "GINGE" Brooks can do so at andybrooks6759@hotmail.com

HMS RAIDER

HAROLD WILKINSON.. I am trying to find information on my father's ships HMS Inconstant, HMS Woolwich and HMS Raider. I would like to get in touch with some of his old shipmates and would also like to get photos of these ships. Contact me at WlknsnGeor@aol.com

HMS QUILLIAM:

ROY JOHNSON..  Anyone who remembers able seaman Roy Johnson, 1941-44 Hms Quilliam , also Cleopatra
serving the Meditteranian , Pacific Ocean , Trincomalee , Sabang , Australia.  Contact Here 

H T Hulme, stoker served on HMS Quilliam in Task Force 7 from 1943-1945. I would love to hear from any old ship mates. Contact H T Hulme at jane@popeworld.fsnet.co.uk .

HMS QUENTIN:

Albert (Buster) Brown. My father served on HMS Quentin from May 1942 to October 1942. She operated in the Mediterranean and was sunk in December 1942. If anyone remembers my father AB Alfred (Buster) Brown, C.SSX28399, please let me know. Also I would be grateful to get any pictures of the ship. contact browns@thepipeshop.fsbusiness.co.uk 

HMS ROEBUCK

My Grandad served on HMS Roebuck, her told me a lot about the ship but I would like to fidn out more about Her and its crew. If you can help please contact me  at lisa@milward1977.freeserve.co.uk 


HMS RELENTLESS

ROBERT BOWES.  My uncle, Robert Bowes, was from Lancashire and served on HMS Relentless.  He drowned on New Years Eve, 1952 (along with two others) in one of the sea lochs when the ship was berthed in Scotland ... there was one survivor.  Any information at all on Robert and any to do with this incident would be gratefully received. Contact Here

LSM ERIC CHAPMAN..  This is LSM (later P.O.) Eric Chapman who served on HMS Relentless when it was in the Londonderry Flotilla in the early 50's. Was Engineer Officers writer (Lt.Commander Windibank) Any of my former shipmates can contact me at: chappie@reach.net

P.O WILLIAM HOOPER.  Served on HMS Relentless and HMS fame. they escorted 3 Russian Convoys. can anybody help me obtain any history or information on these two destroyers. contact Ken Hooper at  Kenwel@mail.dingoblue.net.au 

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