HMS Orwell (1901)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Orwell
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Laid down: 9 November 1897
Launched: 29 September 1898
Completed: January 1900
Fate: Scrapped, 1922
General characteristics
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)
Complement: 63
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.

She served with the Mediterranean Squadron.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 19 April 1901. (36433), p. 10.