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HMS Ambuscade (D38)
HMS Ambuscade
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Launched: 15 January 1926
Fate: broken up in 1946
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,192 tons
Length: 323 ft (98 m)
Propulsion: geared turbines, 2 shafts, 35,500 hp (26.47 MW)
Speed: 37 knots (69 km/h)
Complement: 138

four BL 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns
two 2-pounder anti-aircraft guns

six 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Ambuscade (D38) was a British Royal Navy destroyer which served in the Second World War. She and her Thornycroft competitor, HMS Amazon, were prototypes designed to exploit advances in construction and machinery since World War I and formed the basis of Royal Navy destroyer evolution up to the Tribal of 1936.

She was launched at Yarrow on 15 January 1926, served in World War II, and was broken up at Troon in 1946.


  • Winser, John de D. (1999). B.E.F. Ships Before, At and After Dunkirk. Gravesend, Kent: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-91-6. 

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