Hardy-class destroyer

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Class overview
Name: Hardy class
Builders: William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Charger class
Succeeded by: Janus class
Built: 1895
In commission: 1895–1912
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo boat destroyer
Displacement: 260 long tons (264 t)
Length: 196 ft (60 m)
Propulsion: Yarrow boilers
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53

Two Hardy-class destroyers served with the Royal Navy. HMS Hardy and HMS Haughty were both built by Doxford with Yarrow boilers. They displaced 260 tons, were 196 feet long and were armed with one twelve pounder gun and two torpedo tubes. They carried 53 officers and men and served in home waters before being sold off before the Great War.


  • Manning, Captain T.D (1979) [1961]. The British Destroyer. Godfrey Cave Associates. ISBN 0-906223-13-X.