HMS Lynx (1894)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Lynx
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Laid down: July 1893
Launched: 9 December 1893
Completed: March 1895
Fate: Scrapped, 1912
General characteristics
Class and type: Ferret-class destroyer
Displacement: 199 long tons (202 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Beam: 19.25 ft (5.9 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)
Armament:

HMS Lynx was a Ferret-class destroyer which served with the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1894 and sold in 1912.

Construction[edit]

Service history[edit]

She served in the Devonport instructional flotilla, when in early February 1900 she was transferred to become tender to the HMS Defiance, torpedo school ship off Devonport.[1]

In 1902 she served in the Channel Squadron,[2] underwent repairs to re-tube her boilers in May,[3] and took part in the Coronation Review for King Edward VII in August.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36054). London. 1 February 1900. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36800). London. 21 June 1902. p. 12. 
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36767). London. 14 May 1902. p. 12. 
  • Lyon, David (1996). The First Destroyers. ISBN 1-84067-364-8. 
  • Captain T.D. Manning, (1961). The British Destroyer. Putnam and Co.