Ardent-class destroyer

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HMS Ardent
HMS Ardent
Class overview
Builders: Thornycroft, Church Wharf, Chiswick
Operators:  Royal Navy
In commission: 1894–1918
Completed: 3
Lost: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Class & type: A class destroyer
Displacement: 265 long tons (269 t)
Length: 200 ft (61 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engines
Coal-fired water-tube boilers
Armament: 1 × 12-pounder gun
5 × 6-pounder guns
2 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes

The Ardent-class torpedo boat destroyers ("Thornycroft 27-knot (50 km/h) A class") served with the Royal Navy. Built by Thornycroft, they displaced 265 tons, and were 200 feet (61 m) long.

The Ardent-class were, except for their armament, identical to the preceding Daring class,[1] being armed with one 12 pounder quick-firing gun forward and five 6-pounder guns, mounted on the broadside and aft, and two torpedo tubes on a revolving mount abaft the two funnels.[2]

Ships[edit]

  • Ardent, launched 16 October 1894, sold 1911.
  • Boxer, launched 28 November 1894, lost in collision 8 February 1918.
  • Bruizer, launched 27 February 1895, sold 26 May 1914.

See also[edit]

Media related to Ardent class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daring Class". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "HMS Ardent Association Online". hmsardent.org.uk. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  • Lyon, David (1996). The First Destroyers. ISBN 1-84067-364-8. 
  • Manning, Captain T.D. (1961). The British Destroyer. Putnam and Co.