HMS Hunter (1895)

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HMS Hunter
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hunter
Builder: Fairfields, Govan
Launched: 28 December 1895[1]
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 10 April 1912[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Handy-class destroyer
Displacement: 275 long tons (279 t)
Length: 194 ft (59 m)
Propulsion: Thornycroft boilers, 4,000 hp (2,983 kW)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53

HMS Hunter was a Handy-class destroyer which served with the Royal Navy. She was built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company yard in 1895, spent her career in home waters and was sold in 1912.

Operational service[edit]

In early December 1901 Wizard, tender to Excellent, the shore establishment near Portsmouth, was damaged in a collision with a tug at Portsmouth. Her crew was transferred to Hunter during repairs.[2]

She took part in the fleet review held at Spithead on 16 August 1902 for the coronation of King Edward VII.[3]


  1. ^ a b "HMS Hunter". Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36634). London. 10 December 1901. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Naval Review at Spithead". The Times (36847). London. 15 August 1902. p. 5.