Bullfinch-class destroyer

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HMS Bullfinch
HMS Bullfinch
Class overview
Builders: Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull
Operators:  Royal Navy
Built: 1898
In commission: 1898–1920
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: C-class destroyer
Displacement: 345 long tons (351 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Propulsion: Thornycroft boilers, 5,800 hp (4,325 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 63

Two Bullfinch-class destroyers served with the British Royal Navy;[1] Bullfinch and Dove were both built by Earle's Shipbuilding company in Hull in 1898. They were 345-ton class C-class destroyers, sporting three funnels, and capable of a speed of 30 knots (56 km/h), thanks to their Thornycroft boilers. They were 210 feet long, generated 5,800 HP and carried a full complement of 63 officers and men. They were distinguished from other similar C-class ships by their flat-sided centre funnels and conspicuous steam pipes. They were armed with the standard twelve-pounder and two torpedo tubes, and served through the Great War, being broken up after the end of hostilities.

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