HMS Amazon (1908)

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HMS Amazon
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Amazon
Builder: J I Thornycroft, Woolston
Laid down: 24 June 1907
Launched: 29 July 1908
Commissioned: 18 January 1909
Fate: Sold for scrap on 22 October 1919
General characteristics
Class and type: Tribal-class destroyer
Displacement: 970 long tons (986 t)
Length: 280 ft 4 in (85.45 m) (p/p)
Beam: 26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power:
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Range: 1,400 nmi (2,600 km; 1,600 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 68
Armament: 3 × QF 12-pounder 12-cwt[Note 1] guns

HMS Amazon was a Tribal-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. She survived the First World War and was sold in 1919. During the First World War she served in the North Sea and the English Channel with the 6th Destroyer Flotilla.


  1. ^ "Cwt" is the abbreviation for hundredweight, 12 cwt referring to the weight of the gun.



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  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5.
  • Manning, T. D. (1961). The British Destroyer. London: Putnam & Co.

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