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Thames Iron Works 27-knotter, 1893-94 follow-up order destroyer (1900)

Zebra 1900

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Zebra     Thames Iron Wks, Blackwall 7/1894 3/12/1895 1/1900 sold 7/1914

 

Displacement normal, t

310

Displacement full, t

365

Length, m

62.4 oa 61.0 pp

Breadth, m

5.79

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VTE, 3 White boilers

Power, h. p.

4800

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 68

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

54

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: None.

Naval service: Zebra was used in experiments in April 1913 to test effect of 102mm lyddite shells on oil fuel, special tanks were fitted to simulate fuel tanks.

Zebra 1902

Ivan Gogin, 2020