HMS Wolverine (1910)

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Coordinates: 55°09′58″N 8°41′06″W / 55.166°N 8.685°W / 55.166; -8.685

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Wolverine.
HMS Wolverine
HMS Wolverine
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Wolverine
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Launched: 15 January 1910
Fate: Sunk in collision, 12 December 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Beagle-class destroyer
Length: 274 ft (84 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power: 12,500 ihp (9,300 kW)
Propulsion: Steam engines
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 96
Armament: • 1 × BL 4-inch (100 mm) L/40 Mark VIII guns
• 3 × QF 12 pdr 12 cwt Mark I
• 1 × 3-pounder anti-aircraft gun
• 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Wolverine was a Beagle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 15 January 1910. She was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead.

Service history[edit]

At the outbreak of the First World War, Wolverine was a member of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla, part of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet.[1] The flotilla was involved in the pursuit of the German battlecruiser Goeben. On 1 November 1914 she sank the Turkish gunboat Beyrut at Urla.

In 1915, along with numerous other Beagle, River and Laforey-class destroyers, she took part in the naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign. Work included naval artillery support and the landing of infantry reinforcements, particular at the exposed Anzac Cove beachhead.

On 12 December 1917, Wolverine sank following a collision with the fleet sweeping sloop Rosemary off the northwest coast of Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fleets and Squadrons in Commission at Home and Abroad: Mediterranean Fleet". The Navy List: p. 270. August 1914. Retrieved 20 April 2015.