HMS Orwell (1901)
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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Orwell.
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||9 November 1897|
|Launched:||29 September 1898|
|Displacement:||360 long tons (366 t)|
|Length:||216.25 ft (65.91 m)|
|Beam:||21.5 ft (6.6 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft 7 in (2.9 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)|
|Armament:||1 × QF 12-pounder gun
2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes
HMS Orwell was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was bought by the navy in 1901.
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 19 April 1901. (36433), p. 10.
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