HMS Amazon (1908)

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HMS Amazon
United Kingdom
NameHMS Amazon
BuilderJ I Thornycroft, Woolston
Laid down24 June 1907
Launched29 July 1908
Commissioned18 January 1909
FateSold for scrap on 22 October 1919
General characteristics
Class and typeTribal-class destroyer
Displacement970 long tons (986 t)
Length280 ft 4 in (85.45 m) (p/p)
Beam26 ft 8 in (8.13 m)
Draught10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power
Speed33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Range1,400 nmi (2,600 km; 1,600 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Armament3 × 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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