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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

TORPEDO SHIPS

Yarrow 26-knotters destroyers (1894)

Havock 1894

Hornet 1894

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Havock   Yarrow, Poplar 7/1892 12/8/1893 1/1894 despatch vessel 1905, sold 5/1912
Hornet   Yarrow, Poplar 7/1892 23/12/1893 7/1894 despatch vessel 1905, sold 10/1909

 

Displacement normal, t

275

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

56.4 oa 54.9 pp

Breadth, m

5.67

Draught, m

2.21

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Havock: 4-cyl VTE, 2 locomotive fire-tube boilers

Hornet: 4-cyl VTE, 8 Yarrow water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 47

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 3 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 - 450 TT (bow aw), 2 x 1 - 450 TT (6 at all)

Complement

46

Ship project history: The first 5 destroyers were 26-knotters with an armament of 3-450mm TT (one fixed bow tube, two single deck tubes), 1 76mm and 3 57mm. This was the armament carried, but provision was made for landing the two deck tubes and replacing them by an extra 2 57mm if they were to be used entirely for anti-torpedo boat work. All these destroyers had twin shafts and triple expansion engines, though the Thornycroft boats had a special four cylinder triple expansion design. Havock was the only destroyer with locomotive boilers, and with this well-tried installation she could therefore be completed before the others, the first destroyer. She had only two funnels very close together whilst Hornet with water-tube boilers had four.

Modernizations: 1900, Havock: was re-boilered with 3 Yarrow water-tube boilers (3800hp, 26kts); - 1 - 450 TT (without spare torpedoes)

1905: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service: No significant events.

Havock 1894

Hornet 1902

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14