HMS Hind (1911)
|Builder:||John Brown & Company of Clydebank|
|Laid down:||13 February 1911|
|Launched:||28 July 1911|
|Fate:||Sold 9 May 1921|
|Class and type:||Acheron-class destroyer|
|Length:||75 m (246 ft)|
|Beam:||7.8 m (26 ft)|
|Draught:||2.7 m (8.9 ft)|
|Installed power:||13,500 shp (10,100 kW)|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h)|
She was built under the 1910-11 shipbuilding programme by John Brown & Company of Clydebank, Glasgow. She (and her sisters Hornet and Hydra) differed from the standard Admiralty I-class destroyer in only having two shafts instead of three. They had two Brown-Curtis type turbines, and twin boilers. Capable of 28 knots, she carried two 4-inch guns, other smaller guns and two 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes and had a complement of 72 men. She was launched on 28 July 1911.
|H47||6 December 1914||1 January 1918|
|H40||1 January 1918||Early 1919|
|H60||Early 1919||9 May 1921|
The Battle of Heligoland Bight
Transfer to Third Battle Squadron
Hind was not present with her flotilla at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. She was one of seven destroyers to go with the First Destroyer Flotilla when it was transferred from the Grand Fleet to screen the Third Battle Squadron in November 1916.
In 1917 the Third Battle Squadron was sent to the Mediterranean, where they took part in the 1918 Naval campaign in the Adriatic, including enforcing the Otranto Barrage. Hind was present at the entry of the Allied Fleet through the Dardanelles on 12 November 1918.
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