Charger-class destroyer

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HMS Dasher
HMS Dasher
Class overview
Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Cubitt Town
Operators: Royal Navy
Preceded by: Ardent-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Hardy-class destroyer
Built: 1894–1895
In commission: 1894–1912
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Class and type: Charger-class destroyer
Displacement: 255 long tons (259 t)
Length: 195 ft (59 m)
Beam: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Draught: 7.25 ft (2.2 m)
Propulsion: vertical triple-expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
3,800 hp (2,834 kW)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Armament: 1 × QF 12-pounder gun
3 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

Three Charger-class destroyers served with the Royal Navy. HMS Charger, HMS Hasty and HMS Dasher were built by Yarrow Shipbuilders and armed with one twelve pounder gun and two torpedo tubes. They were given new boilers in 1900/01. They carried a complement of 53 officers and men.


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