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

17 " H" Class


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3 Clydebank: Acorn, Alarm, Brisk (1910). 760-780 tons. Acorn and Alarm, Parsons turbines; Brisk, Curtis turbines. Trials: Acorn 27.2, Alarm 27.2, Brisk 27.6.

1 Denny : Sheldrake (1911). 748 tons. Parsons turbines. Trials : Sheldrake 28.3.

1 Fairfield: Cameleon (1910). 747 tons. Parsons turbines. Trials: Cameleon 28.03.

3 Hawthorn: Nemesis,* Nereide (1910), Nymphe (1911). All 740 tons. Parsons turbines. Trials: Nemesis 27, Nereide 27.8, Nymphe 27.5.

1 Inglis : Fury (1911). 760 tons. Parsons turbines. Trials: 27.3.

1 Swan Hunter: Hope (1910). 745 tons. Parsons turbine. Trials : 27.1.

4 Thornycroft: Larne, Lyra, Martin (all 1910), Minstrel* (1911). All 730 tons. Parsons turbine. Trials Larne 27.9, Lyra 28.7, Martin 28.9, Minstrel 28.9.

3 White : Redpole, Rifleman, Ruby (1910). All 720 tons. Parsons turbine. White-Forster boilers. Trials: Redpole 29.8, Rifleman 28.6, Ruby 29.3.

*Minstrel and Nemesis loaned to Japanese Navy, 1917-18, and commissioned as Japanese Sendan (Minstrel) and Kanran (Nemesis). Returned to British Navy, 1919.

Notes.-Formerly Acorn class. Belong to 1909-10 Programme, laid down end of 1909.

  • Dimensions: about 246.5 x 25.5 x 8.66 feet.
  • Armament: 2-4 inch, 2-12 pdr., 1-3 pdr. AA.*, 1 M.G., 2-21 inch tubes.
  • Designed H.P. 13,500 = 27 kts. 3 screws. Yarrow boilers in all, except Redpole, Rifleman and Ruby, with White-Forster. Fuel about 170/140 tons oil.
  • Complement, 72.

*In a few boats only.

To distinguish: High bridges, thick middle funnel, no gun or tubes between 2nd and 3rd funnels. 12 pdrs. at break of fo'xle. Big ventilators between funnels.

War Losses. Comet, Goldfinch.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - p 113

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