HMS Sceptre (1917)

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HMS Sceptre
Sceptre in 1917
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Sceptre
Builder: Alexander Stephen and Sons
Launched: 13 April 1917
Fate: Sold for scrapping 1926
General characteristics
Class and type: R-class destroyer
Length: 276 ft (84.1 m)
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.15 m)
Draught: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
Speed: 36 knots (41.4 mph; 66.7 km/h)
Range: 3,440 nmi (6,370 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 82

HMS Sceptre was an R-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, built by Alexander Stephen and Sons, at Linthouse (in Glasgow) and launched on 13 April 1917. During sea trials she averaged nearly 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph) in force 6 wind. In total 51 ships were in this class and saw service in World War I from 1916 to 1917, suffering comparatively light losses. Sceptre saw action as part of Admiral David Beatty's force, primarily employed in convoy escort and patrol duty in the North Sea and Atlantic. On 17 July 1917, Sceptre shot down a Zeppelin and later that year she sank an armed German trawler. She survived the war and was sold for disposal in 1926.