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Name: CHAMOIS
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 28/05/1896
Launched: 03/11/1896
Completed: 14/07/1897
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 713
Dimensions: 360 - 440disp, 215.0 x 20.5 x 7.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl, 6200ihp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr & 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns, 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
14/07/1897 British Royal Navy
26/09/1904 Sank
Comments: Member of the Star Class
1913: Redesignated as a C Class destroyer
26/09/1904: A propeller blade came off while at speed in the
Gulf of Patras, Greece. The unbalanced shaft broke the shaft bracket,
tearing a large hole in the hull and causing her to sink by the stern


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 04/11/1896