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Name: GHURKA
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 06/02/1906
Launched: 29/04/1907
Completed: 19/12/1908
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 408
Dimensions: 880 - 1010disp, 255.0 x 25.5 x 8.5(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 12500shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 5 x 1 x 12pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
19/12/1908 British Royal Navy
08/02/1917 Sank
Comments: Note the incorrect spelling of the name. Should have been GURKA
A member of the Tribal Class of Destroyers
08/02/1917: Mined & sunk off Dungeness
Only 5 of the crew survived


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archive & Museums

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

The Times, Wednesday, March 31st, 1909