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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 10th, 2017, 9:22 pm
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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 11th, 2017, 12:25 am
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Beautiful work, as usual.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 16th, 2021, 9:51 pm
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Hi all!

A little necropost (but with drawings, so probably OK): British A-, B-, and C-class destroyers / Palmer 27- and 30-knotters

Early British destroyers were built to a broad Admiralty specifications, the particulars left to the builders. All had the same armament (1 - 76mm, 5 - 57mm and 2 - 457mm torpedo tubes), and none were able to sustain their design speed. There were twelve different yards involved, and all boats differed from each other (although some not much). These boats were designated A-Class (27-knotters), B-Class (four-funnel 30-knotters), C-Class (three-funnel 30-knotters) and D-Class (2-funnel 30-knotters) in 1912/3.

Palmer delivered three 27-knotters in 1895 (Janus, Lightning and Porcupine).
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Palmer then built thirteen 30-knotters in 1897 through 1901 (Star, Whiting, Bat, Crane, Chamois, Flying Fish, Fawn, Flirt, Peterel, Spiteful, Myrmidon, Syren and Kangaroo). Of the 30-knotters, the first eight were three-funnel C-class vessels with the exhausts of the center boilers trunked together.
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The newer ones had one funnel for each of their four boilers.
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To replace accident losses, two additional destroyers were purchased from Palmers in 1909, named Albacore and Bonetta. Both were turbine-powered, but only good for 26,5 knots (although sustained; the lower figure likely resulted from a more realistic trials regime). They were beamier and heavier and had more freeboard forward.
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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 17th, 2021, 11:03 am
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These are fantastic, so no worries about necroing an old thread.
Lovely work.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 17th, 2021, 11:32 am
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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 17th, 2021, 7:33 pm
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WOOT!! Great to have these in to the bucket

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: January 18th, 2021, 12:52 pm
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Absolutely beautiful, glad to see more pretty tin cans

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