The Tribal-class destroyer was a class of twenty-six heavily armed destroyers used by Great Britain and several of her commonwealths during World War II. First conceived in 1934 using the designs from a cancelled light cruiser class, the Tribals were fast and durable, earning them praise from their crews. They were built between 1936 and 1945, and were armed with eight 4.7 inch guns, four QF 2 pounder AA guns, eight .5 inch machine guns, and four torpedo tubes. They were used by the Royal Navy (16 including 12 war losses), Royal Australian Navy (3), and Royal Canadian Navy (7).
HMCS Athabaskan (I),
HMCS Athabaskan (II),