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Yarrow 27-knotters, 1893-94 initial order destroyers (1896)

Charger 1896

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Charger   991 Yarrow, Poplar 11/1893 15/5/1894 2/1896 sold 5/1912
Hasty   993 Yarrow, Poplar 12/1893 16/6/1894 5/1896 sold 7/1912
Dasher   992 Yarrow, Poplar 12/1893 28/11/1894 3/1896 sold 5/1912

 

Displacement normal, t

255

Displacement full, t

295

Length, m

59.4 oa 58.1 pp

Breadth, m

5.64

Draught, m

2.21

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 3-cyl VTE, 2 locomotive fire-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 57

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 5 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

53

Ship project history: Before the Havock had completed it was decided to order another six destroyers from Thornycroft and Yarrow. Another nine were ordered from other builders making up, a few months later, the 1893/94 Programme. Apart from a slight increase in size the main difference was that the gun armament was increased by 2 57mm guns. The first six (the Thornycroft and Yarrow boats) had a bow tube fitted, but it was found to throw up clouds of spray in anything except a flat calm, had a bad effect on seakeeping and was soon removed.
These ships were slightly enlarged versions of the Hornet and, like most Yarrow-built vessels, both fast and lightly built. Overall length varied slightly.

Modernizations: 1899-1900, all: re-boilered with 4 Yarrow water-tube boilers

Naval service: No significant events.

Hasty

Dasher after reboilering

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