HMS Faulknor (1914)

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Name: HMS Faulknor
Builder: J S White, Cowes
Launched: 26 February 1914
Commissioned: 1914
Fate: Transferred to Chile, 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Faulknor class
Displacement: 1,700 tons
Length: 331 ft (100.9 m)
Beam: 32.6 ft (9.9 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Propulsion: 6 White-Forster type water-tube boilers, steam turbines, 3 shafts, 30,000 shp
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 197
Armament:

As built :
6 × 4" L/40 QF Mark VI, single mounting P Mk. XI
2 × twin tubes for 21" torpedoes (4×single" Botha)
Following refit and rearmament in 1918 :
2 × BL 4.7" (120-mm) L/45 Mark I guns, single mounting CP Mk. VI
2 × 2 pdr pom-pom Mk. II, single mounting HA Mk. II
2 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark IV, single mounting P Mk. IX

2 × twin tubes for 21" torpedoes
Motto: Dulcit amor : Patria : 'Love of fatherland leads'
Honours & awards: Jutland 1916
Dover Patrol 1916-18
Zeebrugge 1918
Ostend 1918
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Faulknor.

HMS Faulknor was a British destroyer of the First World War. She was purchased by the Royal Navy whilst still under construction in Britain for the Chilean Navy who had ordered her in 1912 as part of the Almirante Lynch class. She was renamed after the Faulknor family of British nineteenth century naval officers.

Faulknor was a large destroyer leader that served throughout the war in the Dover Patrol, a force tasked with preventing German raiding craft gaining access to the English Channel where vulnerable troopships and other targets were constantly available. Faulknor conducted numerous operations against the coastline of German-held Belgium, including participating in both the First and Second Ostend Raid during the spring of 1918.

In 1920, following the end of the war, Faulknor and her surviving sisters were all returned to Chile, where she served as Almirante Riveros until 1933.

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