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Fairfield 27-knots destroyers, 1893 - 94 follow up order (HANDY) (3, 1895 - 1896)


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Hart

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Handy     Fairfield, Govan 7/6/1894 9/3/1895 10/1895 stricken 3/1914, sold 1916
Hart     Fairfield, Govan 7/6/1894 27/3/1895 1/1896 sold 7/1911
Hunter     Fairfield, Govan 7/6/1894 28/12/1895 5/1896 sold 11/1912


Technical data


Displacement normal, t275
Displacement full, t

310

Length, m

60.1 oa 59.1 pp

Breadth, m

5.94

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 65

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

55



Standard scale images


<i>Hunter </i>1896
Hunter 1896


Graphics


<i> Hart</i>
Hart


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


Handy and Hart were sold for BU at Hong Kong (Handy  was put on sale list in 1914).