HMS Contest (1894)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Contest.
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Contest
Builder: Laird, Son and Co., Birkenhead
Launched: 1 December 1894
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1911
General characteristics
Class and type: Banshee-class destroyer
Displacement: 290 long tons (295 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Draught: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53

HMS Contest was one of three Banshee-class destroyers to serve with the Royal Navy.

She was launched on 1 December 1894 at the Laird, Son and Co shipyard, Birkenhead,[1] and served most of her career in home waters. She served as part of the Medway Instructional Flotilla in 1901.[2]

She was sold off in 1911.


  1. ^ The Times (London), Monday, 17 December 1894, p.10
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 22 March 1901. (36409), p. 11.