|Builders:||Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland|
|Type:||Torpedo boat destroyer|
|Displacement:||350 long tons (356 t)|
|Length:||209.75 ft (63.93 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Draught:||8 ft 2 in (2.5 m)|
|Propulsion:||Triple expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
6,300 hp (4,698 kW)
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Armament:||1 × QF 12-pounder gun
2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes
Three Gipsy-class destroyers served with the Royal Navy; Osprey, Fairy and Gipsy were three funnelled 30-knot (56 km/h) C-class destroyers built by Fairfield with Thorneycroft boilers. Leven, Falcon and Ostrich are sometime referred to as the Falcon class but are here listed under the Gipsy class. These 209-foot (64 m) long ships were armed with the standard 12-pounder gun and two torpedo tubes and all served in the First World War in home waters.
|Osprey||7 April 1897||Broken up in 1919|
|Fairy||29 May 1897||Foundered 1918|
|Gipsy||9 March 1897||Sold 1921|
|Leven||28 June 1898||Broken up in 1920|
|Falcon||29 December 1899||Collided with another vessel in 1918|
|Ostrich||22 March 1900||Broken up in 1920|
Media related to Gipsy class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons
- "Gypsy class at BattleshipsCruisers.co.uk". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- "Leven at BattleshipsCruisers.co.uk". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- "Falcon class at BattleshipsCruisers.co.uk". Retrieved 2009-04-03.
- See British National Archives ADM 1/8522/112 "Court Martial on loss of HMS FALCON in collision with HM Armed Trawler JOHN FITZGERALD" http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=6&CATID=6004257
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