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Naval Construction & Armament 27-knotters, 1893-94 follow-up order destroyers (1896)

Sturgeon 1898

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sturgeon     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 1/3/1894 21/7/1894 1/1896 sold 5/1912
Starfish     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 22/3/1894 26/1/1895 1/1896 sold 5/1912
Skate     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 20/3/1894 13/3/1895 1/1896 sold 4/1907

 

Displacement normal, t

300

Displacement full, t

340

Length, m

59.3 oa 57.9 pp

Breadth, m

5.79

Draught, m

2.31

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VTE, 4 Blechynden boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

27.8

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 (4)

Complement

52

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.

Modernizations: 1901, Skate: - 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service: Skate was put on sale list in November 1905 but was used as a target for shore batteries and sold for BU in 1907.

Sturgeon 1896

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