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Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leaders.  Photographs and history of the Shakespeare class flotilla leaders, including HMS Shakespeare, HMS Spenser, HMS Wallace, HMS Keppel and HMS Rooke.  History of the Shakespeare Class Flotilla leaders launched 1917 - 1920

Displacement : 1554t  Speed 36kts    Complement : 183    Armament : Five 4.7in. BL MkI, One 3in AA, Two 2pdr pom poms, Six 21in. TT

HMS Keppel, HMS Wallace and HMS Broke (ex - Rooke) had the following specifications during World War Two :  Displacement : 1480t, Speed : 36½kts, Complement : 164,  Armament : Two 4.7in.   One 3in. AA  Broke 2/ Keppel 4  20mm AA guns; Six 21in TT; One ATW except Wallace Four 4in. AA, Four 2pdr AA, Two 20mm AA, Eight 5in. AA guns.

HMS Shakespeare 7th July 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Spenser 22nd September 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Wallace  (L.64) 26th October 1918 Sold for scrapping in March 1945.
HMS Keppel   (D.84) 23rd April 1920. Sold for scrapping in July 1945.
HMS Rooke (HMS Broke) 16th September 1920 Renamed HMS Broke in April 1921. Sunk on 8th November 1942.
HMS Shakespeare

HMS Shakespeare.

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HMS Shakespeare, 1917.

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HMS Shakespeare pictured c.1930.

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HMS Shakespeare.

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HMS Shakespeare.

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HMS Spenser

HMS Spenser  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Wallace

HMS Wallace, 1935.

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HMS Wallace.    ©Walker Archive

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HMS Wallace, 1935.

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HMS Keppel

HMS Keppel.

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HMS Keppel with Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert, 1939.

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HMS Rooke

HMS Broke (ex - HMS Rooke).

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HMS Broke, July 1935.

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HMS Broke, 1938.

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