HMS Archer (1911)
|Builder:||Yarrow & Company, Scotstoun|
|Launched:||21 October 1911|
|Class and type:||Acheron-class destroyer|
|Length:||75 m (246 ft)|
|Beam:||7.9 m (26 ft)|
|Draught:||2.6 m (8.5 ft)|
Three Yarrow boilers (oil fired)
|Speed:||31 kn (57 km/h)|
|Armament:||2 × BL 4-inch (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark VIII guns, mounting P Mark V
2 × QF 12-pounder 12 cwt naval gun, mounting P Mark I
Archer and Attack used steam at higher pressures than the other Acheron-class destroyers and consequently were faster than the standard Admiralty-designed members of their class. Achieving 31 knots (57 km/h) on trials, she carried two 4-inch (102 mm) guns, other smaller guns and 21-inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes and had a complement of 70 men.
|H10||6 December 1914||1 September 1915|
|H29||1 September 1915||1 January 1918|
|H06||1 January 1918||Sold 9 May 1921|
Battle of Heligoland Bight
From 1917 the Third Battle Squadron was deployed to the Mediterranean. Archer was present at the entry of the Allied fleet through the Dardanelles on 12 November 1918.
She was sold to Ward on 9 May 1921 for breaking.
HMS Archer in fiction
In Out of Time, a J D Stanton Mystery by Alton Gansky, the First World War Archer forms the scene of an adventure in which three adults and five teenagers find themselves lost in time after a storm at sea.
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- S E Brooks. "The Entry of the Allied Fleet through the Dardanelles". Oxford University. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- Out of Time, J D Stanton Mysteries #3, by Alton Gansky, Zondervan, 2003, ISBN 978-0-310-24959-7