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Palmers 30-knots modified destroyers (ALBACORE) (2, 1909)


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Albacore 1910

Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Albacore     Palmer, Jarrow 9/1905 19/9/1906 3/1909 sold for BU 8/1919
Bonetta     Palmer, Jarrow 9/1905 14/1/1907 3/1909 sold for BU 6/1920


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

440

Displacement full, t

550

Length, m

65.7 oa 65.6 pp

Breadth, m

6.48

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Reed boilers

Power, h. p.

7000

Max speed, kts

26.5

Fuel, t

coal 91

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

3 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT (4)

Complement

56



Graphics


<i> Bonetta</i>  
Bonetta  
<i>Albacore</i> 1910
Albacore 1910


Ship project history


Two destroyers were laid down by Palmer of Jarrow in September 1905 on speculation and completed in 1907. They were then bought in March 1909 as 'stock' boats to replace Tiger and Lee. They were in general similar to the standard 30-knotters, with turtleleback forecastles, but had a more powerful armament of 3 12pdr, and had turbines. Listed as 'B' class from 1 October 1913.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Bonetta served mainly as tender to submarine flotillas.