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Name: EDEN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 12/07/1902
Launched: 14/03/1903
Completed: 16/06/1904
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 386
Dimensions: 555 - 625disp, 220.0 x 23.0 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 1 x HP Steam turbine, 2 x LP Steam turbine, 7000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd
Propulsion: 3 x 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
16/06/1904 British Royal Navy
18/06/1916 Sank
Comments: A member of the River Class of destroyers
She was a sub-contract from Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd
Fitted with 2 x screws per shaft. Trial speed 26.0knots
1903: Gun armament changed to 4 x 1 x 12pdr QF guns
28/01/1910: Broke away from moorings in bad weather & sank under East Cliff, Dover
30/01/1910: Refloated and repaired
18/06/1916: Sank after a collision with FRANCE in the English Channel


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Dundee Evening Telegraph, Saturday, 23/01/1904