HMS Whirlwind (D30)
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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Whirlwind.
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Admiralty W class destroyer|
|Ordered:||9 December 1916|
|Launched:||15 December 1917|
|Fate:||sunk by the German submarine U-34 5 July 1940|
|Length:||300 ft (91 m) o/a, 312 ft (95 m) p/p|
|Beam:||26.75 ft (8.15 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m) standard, 11 to 25 ft (3.4 to 7.6 m) in deep|
|Propulsion:||3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers
Brown-Curtis steam turbines
27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
|Speed:||34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)|
|Range:||320-370 tons oil, 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph), 900 nmi (1,700 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)|
Whirlwind was built by Swan Hunter and was launched on 15 December 1917. On 5 July 1940, she was sunk by the German submarine U-34 under the command of Wilhelm Rollmann in the North Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland.
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