Last ones for this year: Almirante Lynch/Faulknor-class destroyers
The chilean government ordered six destroyers from the British White yard in 1911. Only two were delivered to the Chilean Navy as Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch; the other four were requisitioned for the RN in August 1914. They were considerably larger and more powerful than any contemporary RN destroyer design and carried six 102mm guns. Unlike the RN, the Chileans provided their guns with full-sized gunshields. Sources differ widely as to their torpedo armament; four single 457mm and four single 533mm (side mounted in either case) are both quoted, but a construction plan shows three tubes on the centerline, caliber unknown. There is virtually no photographic evidence on the www (none I found anyway) to shed light on that matter, so I decided to show the Chilean version as designed.
They had a long service life with the Chilean Navy, into the early 1950s; during this period, they were only little altered. The most significant modification was landing the single torpedo tubes and installing two twin sets on the centerline in the 1930s. They also received a pair of Pompoms aft.
The other four - to be named Almirante Goni, Almirante Riveros, Almirante Simpson and Almirante Williams - were renamed HMS Broke, HMS Tipperary, HMS Faulknor and HMS Botha. Faulknor and Botha retained the somewhat awkward gun arrangement of the original design, with three pairs of guns mounted abreast, two forward, two aft and two beside the bridge. These also received four single 533mm TTs at the ship sides and a single Pompom.
The other pair, Broke and Tipperary, had their gun arrangement altered with only one gun fore and aft (the latter on a prominent bandstand) and two pairs abreast, one beside the bridge and the other just aft of the backup conning station, giving a broadside of four instead of three guns, and two twin 533mm torpedo tubes, also side-mounted.
Tipperary was sunk at Jutland by the German battleship Nassau. The other three survived the war. Broke was refitted early in 1918. She landed four of her 102mm guns (those at the ends and the aft flank pair), receiving one 120mm gun forward and one aft instead. Wikipedia said the aft 120mm gun was mounted on a bandstand between the aft funnels; this arrangement is not only implausible, but not supported by photographic evidence, which clearly shows a gun aft on the bandstand. The forward flank pair of 102mm remained on board.
The other two received a similar refit immediately postwar; accordoing to period photographs (as I interpret them), Botha received a bandstand for the aft 120mm gun like Broke, while it was placed slightly forward in the deck in Faulknor. Both also lost their single 533mm TTs in favour of two twins, mounted at the sides as in Broke, and got a second Pompom.
In this state, the three survivors were transferred to Chile in 1920. Unlike their slightly older sisters, they were badly worn out by their war service and had to be decommissioned in the early 1930s. They did not receive any further modernizations.
As usually when drawing WWI ships, most of the available period photographs are - if at all - labeled wrongly more often than not. This might have led to mistakes (apart from these that result from my personal laziness). Anyone with superior knowledge please let me know.