HMS Sprightly (1900)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Sprightly
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Laid down: 20 June 1899
Launched: 25 September 1900
Completed: March 1902
Fate: Scrapped, 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Lively-class destroyer
Displacement: 385 long tons (391 t)
Length: 219 ft (67 m)
Beam: 21.25 ft (6.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft 7 in (2.6 m)
Propulsion: Vertical triple-expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
6,250 hp (4,661 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament: 1 × QF 12-pounder gun
3 × 6-pounder guns
3 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Sprightly 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.

Sprightly arrived at Plymouth from Birkenhead in late November 1901 for tests and fitting of navy equipment.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Monday, 25 November 1901. (36621), p. 10.