HMS Turbulent (1916)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Turbulent
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne
Laid down: 1915
Launched: 5 January 1916
Completed: 1 May 1916
Renamed:
  • Built as Ogre
  • Renamed on 15 February 1915
Fate: Sunk on 1 June 1916
General characteristics
Class and type: Talisman-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,098 long tons (1,116 t)
Length: 309 ft (94 m) o/a
Beam: 28 ft 7 in (8.71 m)
Draught: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 3 Shafts; 3 steam turbines
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Complement: 102
Armament:

HMS Turbulent was one of four Talisman-class destroyers ordered for the Ottoman Navy and taken over by the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Description[edit]

The Talismans were designed by Armstrong Whitworth for the Ottoman Navy, but were sub-contracted to Hawthorn Leslie and Company for building.[1] They displaced 1,098 long tons (1,116 t). The ships had an overall length of 309 feet (94.2 m), a beam of 28 feet 7 inches (8.7 m) and a draught of 9 feet 6 inches (2.9 m). They were powered by three Parsons direct-drive steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by three Yarrow boilers. The turbines developed a total of 25,000 shaft horsepower (19,000 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). The ships carried a maximum of 237 long tons (241 t) of fuel oil. The ships' complement was 102 officers and ratings.[2]

The Talisman-class ships were heavily armed for their time, shipping five single QF 4-inch (102 mm) Mark IV guns. Two of the guns were side-by-side on the forecastle. The other guns were carried on the centreline; one between the first and second funnels, one after the searchlight platform and one on a bandstand on the quarterdeck. All the guns had half-shields.[2] The ships were designed to accommodate three above water twin mounts for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes, but only two mounts were fitted in British service.[3]

Construction and career[edit]

The vessel was originally to have been named Ogre, but was renamed whilst under construction, on 15 February 1915.[4] She was launched on 5 January 1916.

The ship served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla of the Grand Fleet on completion. She was sunk on 1 June 1916 at the battle of Jutland by the German battleship, SMS Westfalen[5] with the deaths of 90 crew members, and the surviving 13 became prisoners of war.[6] The wrecksite is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Friedman, p. 143
  2. ^ a b Gardiner & Gray, p. 78
  3. ^ Friedman, p. 142
  4. ^ Colledge, p. 647
  5. ^ jtalarico (2016-05-13). "Battle Of Jutland Timeline". Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  6. ^ Campbell, p. 338

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

  • SI 2008/0950 Designation under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986