Index
Leaders
Admiralty Large Design
Thornycroft Type
Admiralty "V" Leaders
Marksmen (later) Type
Marksmen Type
White Boats
Special Boat (Swift)
Destroyers
Admiralty "V" (Post War)
Yarrow "S"
Thorneycroft "S"
Admiralty "S"
Thorneycroft "V" (6 Tube)
Admiralty "V" (6 Tube)
Thorneycroft "V"
Admiralty "V"
Yarrow "Later M"
Thornycroft "R"
Admiralty Mod "R"
Admiralty "R"
Admiralty "M"
Thornycroft "M"
Hawthorn "M"
Yarrow "M"
Ex-Turkish
Ex-Greek
"L" Class
"K" Class
"I" Class
"H" Class
"G" Class
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

British Navy - Destroyers

50 Admiralty " S "


Page 103

2 Beardmore : Tactician, Tara.
9 Clydebank : Scimitar, Scotsman, Scout, Scythe, Seabear, Seafire, Searcher, Seawolf, Simoom.
6 Denny: Senator, Sepoy, Seraph, Serapis, Serene, Sesame.
2 Doxford : Shamrock, Shikarl.
5 Fairfield: Sikh, Sirdar, Somme, Spear, Spindrift.
4 Hawthorn Leslie: Tenedos, Thanet, Thracian, Turbulent.
4 Palmer: Steadfast, Sterling, Stonehenge, Stormcloud.
4 Scott: Strenuous, Stronghold, Sturdy, Swallow.
3 Stephen: Sabre, Saladin. Sardonyx.
6 Swan Hunter: Shark, Sparrowhawk, Splendid, Sportive, Tilbury, Tintaqel.
5 White: Tribune, Trinidad, Trojan, Truant, Trusty.

  • 1075 tons. Dimensions 265 (p.p.) 275-277 (o.a.) x 26.66 x 9 feet (mean) draught.
  • Guns: 3-4 inch (Mk. IV with 30 elevation), 1-2 pdr. pom-pom. Tubes, 4-21 inch in pairs.
  • Machinery : Turbines (all-geared type). Brown Curtis (A.G.) in all except following:-Palmer boats, Parson. (A.G.) ; Tilbury, Tintagel, Parsons (A.G.). Designed S.H.P. 27,000 = 36 kts. 2 screws. Yarrow boilers in all, except White boats with White-Forster. Oil: about 300/250 tons.
  • Complement, 90.

General Notes.-Emergency War Programme boats, but cost of completion of about 40 boats may come under post-war Estimates. Design derived from " Admiralty Modified R " boats. Came into service with a single 14 inch tube on each beam (mounted on turntables or racks) at break of fo'xle, making six tubes in all. These 14 inch have now been removed. Reported to be not quite so successful as the Admiralty M's and R's. No War Losses. Saturn, Sycamore (both Stephen) cancelled. Stalwart, Success, Swordsman, Tattoo, Tasmania, presented to Royal Australian Navy, 1918.

To distinguish. Long fo'xle. sheered and slightly turtle-backed. Funnels about equal in size, the extra height of fore funnel not being very prominent. Wedge-shaped bridges built off fo'xle, and open underneath. Features in these boats which also appear in the R and Modified R types are: Mounting of searchlight on after pair of tubes: pom-pom on platform just before mainmast: after 4 inch in bandstand: boats abeam of 2nd funnel.


TILBURY.                     Photo, Messrs. Swan Hunter (Builders).

  Began Launch Comp  
Tactician 21/11/17 7/8/18 23/10/18 Beardmore
Tara 21/11/17 12/10/18 9/12/18 Beardmore
Scimitar 30/5/17 27/2/18 4/18 Clydebank
Scotsman 10/12/17 30/3/18 6/18 Clydebank
Scout 25/10/17 27/4/18 6/18 Clydebank
Scythe 14/1/18 25/5/18 7/18 Clydebank
Seabear 13/12/17 6/7/18 9/18 Clydebank
Seafire 27/2/18 10/8/18 11/18 Clydebank
Searcher 30/3/18 11/9/18 11/18 Clydebank
Seawolf 30/4/18 2/11/18 1/19 Clydebank
Simoon 30/5/17 26/1/18 3/18 Clydebank
Senator 10/7/17 2/4/18 7/6/18 Denny
Sepoy 6/8/17 22/5/18 6/8/18 Denny
Seraph 4/10/17 8/7/18 25/12/18 Denny
Serapis 4/12/17 17/9/18 21/3/19 Denny
Serene 2/2/18 30/11/18 30/4/19 Denny
Sesame 13/3/18 30/12/18 28/3/19 Denny
Shamrock ........ 8/18 1919 Doxford
Shikari ........ 14/7/19 1919 Doxford
Sikh ......... 7/5/18 29/6/18 Fairfield
Sirdar ........ 6/7/18 6/9/18 Fairfield
Somme ........ 10/9/18 4/11/18 Fairfield
Spear ........ 9/11/18 17/12/18 Fairfield
Spindrift ........ 30/12/18 2/4/19 Fairfield
Tenedos 6/12/17 21/10/18 6/l9 Hawthorn Leslie
Thanet 13/12/17 5/11/18 1919 Hawthorn Leslie
Thracian 17/1/18 ........ ........ Hawthorn Leslie
Turbulent 14/11/17 1919 ........ Hawthorn Leslie 
Steadfast ........ 8/8/18 3/19 Palmer
Sterling ........ 8/10/18 3/19 Palmer
Stonehenge ........ 1919 9/19 Palmer
Stormcloud ........ 30/5/l9 ...... Palmer
Strenuous ........ 9/11/18 1/19 Scott
Stronghold ........ 5/18 1919 Scott
Sturdy ........ ........ ........ Scott
Swallow. ........ 1/8/18 9/18 Scott
Sabre 10/9/17 23/9/18 9/11/18 Stephen
Saladin 10/9/17 17/2/19 11/4/19 Stephen
Sardonyx 25/3/18 27/5/19 1919 Stephen
Shark ........ 9/4/18 7/18 Swan Hunter
Sparrowhawk ........ 14/5/18 9/18 Swan Hunter
Splendid ........ 10/7/18 10/18 Swan Hunter
Sportive ........ 19/9/18 12/18 Swan Hunter
Tilbury ........ 13/6/18 9/18 Swan Hunter
Tintagel ........ 9/8/18 12/18 Swan Hunter 
Tribune 21/8/17 28/3/18 16/7/18 White
Trinidad 15/9/17 8/5/18 9/9/18 White
Trojan 3/1/18 20/7/18 6/12/18 White
Truant 14/2/18 18/9/18 17/3/19 White
Trusty 11/4/18 6/11/18 9/5/19 White

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - p 103

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