HMS Faulknor (1914)
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|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||J S White, Cowes|
|Launched:||26 February 1914|
|Fate:||Transferred to Chile, 1920|
|Class & type:||Faulknor class|
|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)|
As built :
|Motto:||Dulcit amor : Patria : 'Love of fatherland leads'|
|Honours & awards:||Jutland 1916
Dover Patrol 1916-18
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.