Yarrow Later M-class destroyer
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|Preceded by:||Yarrow M class|
|Length:||273 ft 6 in (83.36 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft 7.5 in (7.81 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Speed:||36 knots (41 mph; 67 km/h)|
The Yarrow Later M class were a class of seven destroyers built for the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I. They were based on the preceding and successful Yarrow M class with minor alterations; notably reduced beam to compensate for increased displacement and a sloping stern. They were sometimes described as the Yarrow R class of destroyers.
Four vessels were ordered in July 1915:
- Sabrina - Laid down August 1915, launched 24 July 1916, completed September 1916. Sold for breaking up 5 November 1926.
- Strongbow - Launched 30 September 1916 and completed late 1916. Sunk by gunfire from German cruisers Bremse and Brummer off Norway, 17 October 1917.
- Surprise - Launched 25 November 1916 and completed 1916, torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat off Maas light ship on night of 22 December/23 December 1917.
- Sybille - Laid down August 1915, launched 5 February 1917, completed February 1917. Sold for breaking up 5 November 1926.
Three vessels were ordered in March 1916:
- Truculent - Laid down March 1916, launched 24 March 1917, completed May 1917. Sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.
- Tyrant - Laid down March 1916, launched 19 May 1917, completed July 1917. Sold for breaking up April 1938.
- Ulleswater - Launched 4 August 1917 and completed 1917, torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat UC-17 off Dutch coast 15 August 1918.
- Destroyers of the Royal Navy, 1893-1981, Maurice Cocker, 1983, Ian Allan ISBN 0-7110-1075-7
- Jane's Fighting Ships, 1919, Jane's Publishing