Chilean destroyer Almirante Lynch (1912)

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History
Chile
Name: Almirante Lynch
Namesake: Patricio Lynch
Ordered: 1911
Builder: J. Samuel White, UK
Laid down: 1912
Launched: 28 September 1912
Commissioned: 1913
Decommissioned: 19 December 1945
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Almirante Lynch-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,430 long tons (1,453 t) standard
  • 1,850 long tons (1,880 t) full load
Length: 101 m (331 ft 4 in)
Beam: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)
Draught: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
  • 6 × Foster-White mixed fired boilers
  • 3 shaft Parsons direct turbines
  • 30,000 hp (22,371 kW)
Speed: 31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph)
Range: 4,205 nmi (7,788 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 160
Armament:
  • 6 × 4 in (100 mm) guns
  • 4 × machine guns
  • 6 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes

Almirante Lynch was a destroyer in service with the Chilean Navy through World War I and World War II. She was named after Admiral Patricio Lynch, Chilean sailor, hero of the War of the Pacific.

The Chilean Navy ordered six ships from J. Samuel White in 1911. These destroyers were larger and more powerful that contemporary British destroyers. Almirante Lynch was built by the United Kingdom as part of a six ship class of Almirante Lynch-class destroyers, of which only two were delivered before the outbreak of war, and served in the Chilean Navy until 1945.