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HMS Afridi (1907)
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Afridi
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs
Launched: 8 May 1907
Fate: Sold for scrap, 1919
General characteristics
Class & type: Tribal-class destroyer
Displacement: 872 long tons (886 t)
Length: 275 ft (84 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 12,500 shp (9,300 kW)
90 tons fuel oil
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Armament: • 5 × QF 12 pdr 12 cwt Mark I, mounting P Mark I
• 2 × single 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Afridi was a Tribal class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched in 1907 and sold for scrap in 1919.

During the First World War she served in the North Sea and the English Channel with the 6th Destroyer Flotilla and as part of the Dover Patrol.

It is assumed - though never definitely confirmed - that explosive sweeps deployed by the Afridi were responsible for the destruction of the German U-Boat UB-13, which on 23 April 1916 departed Zeebrugge for a patrol off the mouth of the Thames and was never heard from again.

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