Charger-class destroyer

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HMS Dasher
HMS Dasher
Class overview
Name: Charger class
Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Cubitt Town
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Ardent class
Succeeded by: Hardy class
Built: 1894–1895
In commission: 1894–1912
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo boat destroyer
Displacement: 255 long tons (259 t)
Length: 195 ft (59 m)
Beam: 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Draught: 7.25 ft (2.2 m)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)

Three Charger-class destroyers served with the Royal Navy. Charger, Hasty and Dasher were built by Yarrow Shipbuilders and armed with one twelve pounder gun and two torpedo tubes. They were given new boilers in 1900/01. They carried a complement of 53 officers and men.


  • Lyon, David (1996). The First Destroyers. ISBN 1-84067-364-8. 
  • Manning, T. D., Captain (1961). The British Destroyer. Putnam & Co. 

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