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Doxford 27-knots destroyers, 1893 - 94 follow up order (HAUGHTY) (2, 1896)


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Hardy 1897

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Haughty     Doxford, Pallion 28/5/1894 18/9/1895 8/1896 sold 4/1912
Hardy     Doxford, Pallion 4/6/1894 16/12/1895 8/1896 sold 7/1911


Technical data


Displacement normal, t260
Displacement full, t

325

Length, m

61.0 oa 59.7 pp

Breadth, m

5.85

Draught, m

2.36

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 3-cyl VTE, 8 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 68

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

54



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<i>Hardy</i> 1896
Hardy 1896


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<i>Hardy</i> 1897
Hardy 1897


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. The Admiralty accepted a slightly lower contract speed from Doxford than from any other builder, and these boats were officially only credited with 26kts, though both made over 27 on trials. They had three funnels.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.