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Name: SWORDFISH
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 04/06/1894
Launched: 27/02/1895
Completed: 02/12/1896
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 616
Dimensions: 280disp, 200.0 x 19.0 x 5.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (18.75, 27.25 & 28, 28 x 18ins), 4590ihp
Engines by: GE Belliss & Co, Birmingham
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns, 2 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
02/12/1896 British Royal Navy
11/10/1910 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Swordfish Class
11/10/1910: Broken up by J Cashmore at Newport


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