HMS Whirlwind (D30)

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History
United Kingdom
Class and type: Admiralty W class destroyer
Name: HMS Whirlwind
Ordered: 9 December 1916
Builder: Swan Hunter
Launched: 15 December 1917
Fate: sunk by the German submarine U-34 5 July 1940
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,100 tons
Length:
  • 300 ft (91 m) o/a
  • 312 ft (95 m) p/p
Beam: 26.75 ft (8.15 m)
Draught:
  • 9 ft (2.7 m) standard
  • 11 to 25 ft (3.4 to 7.6 m) in deep
Propulsion:
  • 3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers
  • Brown-Curtis steam turbines
  • 2 shafts
  • 27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range:
  • 320-370 tons oil
  • 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
  • 900 nmi (1,700 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Complement: 110
Armament:

The first HMS Whirlwind (R87) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War I and World War II.

Whirlwind was built by Swan Hunter and was launched on 15 December 1917. On 5 July 1940, she was sunk by the German submarine U-34 under the command of Wilhelm Rollmann in the North Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland.

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Coordinates: 50°17′N 8°48′W / 50.283°N 8.800°W / 50.283; -8.800