|Laid down:||20 October 1937|
|Launched:||19 January 1939|
|Commissioned:||12 December 1939|
|Identification:||Pennant number: F91|
|Fate:||Sunk on 11 May 1942, by Luftwaffe bombers at Coordinates:|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class and type:||K-class destroyer|
|Length:||356 ft 6 in (108.66 m) o/a|
|Beam:||35 ft 9 in (10.90 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft 6 in (3.81 m) (deep)|
|Propulsion:||2 × shafts; 2 × geared steam turbines|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)|
|Range:||5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Complement:||183 (218 for flotilla leaders)|
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The K-class destroyers were repeats of the preceding J class, except that they were not fitted for minesweeping gear. They displaced 1,690 long tons (1,720 t) at standard load and 2,330 long tons (2,370 t) at deep load. The ships had an overall length of 339 feet 6 inches (103.5 m), a beam of 35 feet (10.7 m) and a draught of 9 feet (2.7 m). They were powered by two Parsons geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. The turbines developed a total of 40,000 shaft horsepower (30,000 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). The ships carried a maximum of 484 long tons (492 t) of fuel oil that gave them a range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). The ships' complement was 183 officers and men.
The ships were armed with six 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mark XII guns in twin mounts, two superfiring in front of the bridge and one aft of the superstructure. For anti-aircraft (AA) defence, they had one quadruple mount for 2-pounder "pom-pom" guns and two quadruple mounts for the 0.5 inch Vickers Mark III anti-aircraft machinegun. The K-class ships were fitted with two above-water quintuple mounts for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes. The ship was fitted with two depth charge throwers and one rack for 20 depth charges.
HMS Kipling, named after the author and poet Rudyard Kipling, was laid down by Yarrow, Scotstoun on 20 October 1937, launched on 19 January 1939, by Kipling's daughter, and commissioned on 12 December 1939. On 11 October 1940, Kipling, along with another six destroyers, escorted the battleship HMS Renown to bombard the French port of Cherbourg. On 17 December 1941, she was lightly damaged by splinters from a 203 mm round from the Italian cruiser Gorizia during the First Battle of Sirte. The British assessment concluded instead that Kipling was hit by near-misses from 305 mm shells fired by the battleships Andrea Doria and Giulio Cesare. Her wireless aerials were knocked down, her structure, hull and attached boats holed. One crewmember was killed in action. On 28 December 1941 Kipling sank the German submarine U-75. Kipling was attacked by German Ju 88 bombers of Lehrgeschwader 1 north-west of Mersa Matruh in Egypt on 11 May 1942 and sunk by Joachim Helbig. 29 of her crew were killed and 221 men were rescued.
This is the complete order of battle for the Battle of Crete and related operations in 1941.Kipling (disambiguation)
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was a British author.
Kipling can also refer to
PeopleJohn Lockwood Kipling (1837–1911), father of Rudyard Kipling
Alice Kipling (1837–1910), mother of Rudyard KiplingPlaces
Kipling, Ohio, an unincorporated community in Center Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Kipling, Saskatchewan, a town in Saskatchewan
Kipling Airport, an airport near Kipling, Saskatchewan
Kipling Avenue, a street in Toronto and York Region
Kipling station, a station on the Toronto subway system
Kipling GO Station, a GO Train commuter rail station in Toronto
Colorado State Highway 391, also known as Kipling StreetOther
Mr Kipling, a brand of baked goods in the United Kingdom
Kipling House, a boarding house at Haileybury and Imperial Service College, a public school near Hertford, England
Harry Kipling, a character in 2000 AD, a British science-fiction comic
HMS Kipling (F91), a British K class destroyer named after the author and sunk in the Second World War
Rudyard Kipling (ship), British steam trawler sunk in 1939
Kipling (brand), Belgian bag brand
Kipling (crater), a crater on planet Mercury.
Bagheera kiplingi, a species of jumping spider
Willoughby Kipling, a fictional character by DC ComicsList of Royal Navy losses in World War II
This is a list of Royal Navy ships and personnel lost during World War II, from 3 September 1939 to 1 October 1945.
See also List of ships of the Royal Navy.List of shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean
This is a partial list of shipwrecks which occurred in the Atlantic Ocean. The list includes ships that sank, foundered, grounded, or were otherwise lost. The Atlantic Ocean is here defined in its widest sense to include: the Baltic Sea; Black Sea; the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico; the English Channel; the Labrador Sea; the Mediterranean Sea; the Mid-Atlantic; the North Sea; and the Norwegian Sea.
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