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Yarrow 27-knots destroyers, 1893 - 94 initial order (CHARGER) (3, 1896)


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Hasty

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Charger   991 Yarrow, Poplar 11/1893 15/5/1894 2/1896 sold 5/1912
Hasty   993 Yarrow, Poplar 12/1893 16/6/1894 5/1896 sold 7/1912
Dasher   992 Yarrow, Poplar 12/1893 28/11/1894 3/1896 sold 5/1912


Technical data


Displacement normal, t255
Displacement full, t

295

Length, m

59.4 oa 58.1 pp

Breadth, m

5.64

Draught, m

2.21

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 3-cyl VTE, 2 locomotive fire-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 57

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

Complement

53



Standard scale images


<i>Charger</i> 1896
Charger 1896


Graphics


<i> Hasty</i>
Hasty
<i>Dasher </i>after reboilering
Dasher after reboilering


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. These ships were slightly enlarged versions of the Hornet and, like most Yarrow-built vessels, both fast and lightly built. Overall length varied slightly.

Modernizations


1899-1900, all: re-boilered with 4 Yarrow water-tube boilers

Naval service


No significant events.



reboilering