Banshee-class destroyer

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HMS Banshee
HMS Banshee
Class overview
Builders: Cammell Laird
Operators: Royal Navy
Preceded by: Salmon-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Fervent-class destroyer
Built: 1894
In commission: 1894 to 1912
Completed: 3
Active: 0
Lost: 0
Scrapped: 3
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Displacement: 290 long tons (295 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Draught: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53
Armament: 1 × 12 pounder gun
2 × torpedo tubes

The 'Banshee' class was a class of three torpedo boat destroyers that served with the Royal Navy into the early part of the Twentieth century.

They were all built by Laird at Birkenhead. Displacing 290 tons, they carried one 12-pounder gun and two torpedo tubes. With 4,400 horsepower (3,300 kW) they made a speed of 27 knots (50 km/h).

Banshee had a length of 210 ft (64 m), beam 19 ft (5.8 m) and draught of 7 ft (2.1 m) They carried a complement of 53 officers and men.

Along with the near-identical Ferret-class torpedo boat destroyers they were all disposed of in 1911/1912.

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