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Name: ERNE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 03/07/1902
Launched: 14/01/1903
Completed: 04/12/1903
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 767
Dimensions: 550disp, 221.0 x 23.5 x 7.1(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl, 6200hp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 26.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns, 2 x 1 x 18ins torpedoes
History:
04/12/1903 British Royal Navy
06/02/1915 Wrecked
Comments: Member of the River Class of Destroyers
1906: Armament of 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns replaced by 3 x 1 x 12pdr guns
1913: Redesignated as a member of the E Class of destroyers
06/02/1915: Wrecked on Rattray Head
Wreck sold to Forth Shipbreaking at Bo’ness for £405


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum