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Naval Construction & Armament Co 27-knots destroyers, 1893 - 94 follow up order (STURGEON) (3, 1896)


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Sturgeon 1896

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sturgeon     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 1/3/1894 21/7/1894 1/1896 sold 5/1912
Starfish     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 22/3/1894 26/1/1895 1/1896 sold 5/1912
Skate     Naval Construction & Armament, Barrow 20/3/1894 13/3/1895 1/1896 sold 4/1907


Technical data


Displacement normal, t300
Displacement full, t

340

Length, m

59.3 oa 57.9 pp

Breadth, m

5.79

Draught, m

2.31

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VTE, 4 Blechynden boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

27.8

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 (4)

Complement

52



Standard scale images


<i>Sturgeon </i>1898
Sturgeon 1898


Graphics


<i>Sturgeon</i> 1896
Sturgeon 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.

Modernizations


1901, Skate: - 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service


Skate was put on sale list in November 1905 but was used as a target for shore batteries and sold for BU in 1907.