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Name: CHEERFUL
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 07/09/1896
Launched: 14/07/1897
Completed: 01/02/1900
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 343
Dimensions: 370disp, 210.0 x 21.1 x 13.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (19, 29 & 46 x 18ins), 6100ihp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
01/02/1900 British Royal Navy
30/06/1917 Sank
Comments: A Mermaid Class Destroyer
1912: Reclassified as a member of the C Class
30/06/1917: Mined & sunk off the Shetland Islands


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 15/07/1897