HMS Griffon (1896)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Griffon.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Griffon
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Laid down: 7 March 1896
Launched: 21 November 1896
Completed: November 1897
Fate: Scrapped, 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Earnest-class destroyer
Displacement: 395 long tons (401 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Beam: 21.5 ft (6.6 m)
Draught: 9.75 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion: vertical triple-expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
6,300 hp (4,698 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 63
Armament: 1 × QF 12-pounder gun
2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Griffon was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was completed by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, in 1896.

She served with the Mediterranean Squadron in 1900 and 1901.[1][2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 23 January 1900. (36046), p. 12.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 19 April 1901. (36433), p. 10.