HMS Wolverine (1910)
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|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird, Birkenhead|
|Launched:||15 January 1910|
|Fate:||Sunk in collision, 12 December 1917|
|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)|
|Speed:||27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)|
|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
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. 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.
- "Fleets and Squadrons in Commission at Home and Abroad: Mediterranean Fleet". The Navy List: p. 270. August 1914. Retrieved 20 April 2015.