HMS Thrasher (1895)

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Career
Name: HMS Thrasher
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Launched: 5 November 1895
Fate: Sold for disposal, 1919
General characteristics
Class & type: Quail-class destroyer
Displacement: 395 long tons (401 t)
Length: 215 ft (66 m)
Propulsion: 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 Thrasher was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was completed by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, in 1895. One of four Quail-class destroyers, she served in the Great War and was sold off after hostilities ended.

Service history[edit]

On 5 December 1901 Thrasher was commissioned as tender to the battleship Formidable on the Mediterranean station.[1] She left Devonport for Malta in January the following year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 6 December 1901. (36631), p. 6.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Monday, 20 January 1902. (36669), p. 6.