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Earle 27-knots destroyers, 1893 - 94 follow up order (SALMON) (2, 1896)


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Snapper 1896

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Salmon   384 Earle, Hull 12/3/1894 15/1/1895 1/1896 sold 5/1912
Snapper   385 Earle, Hull 2/4/1894 30/1/1895 1/1896 sold 5/1912


Technical data


Displacement normal, t305
Displacement full, t

340

Length, m

61.5 oa 61.0 pp

Breadth, m

5.97

Draught, m

2.36

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 3-cyl VTE, 8 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

3700

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

52



Standard scale images


<i>Salmon</i> 1896
Salmon 1896


Graphics


<i>Snapper </i>1896
Snapper 1896


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 vessels had four funnels, the middle pair closely spaced.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.