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HMS Kangaroo (1900)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Kangaroo
Builder: Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company
Laid down: 29 December 1899
Launched: 8 September 1900
Fate: Sold for scrap, 23 February 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: B-class destroyer

HMS Kangaroo was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy, with the given pendant number of P02.[1] She was laid down by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company at Jarrow-on-Tyne on 29 December 1899 and built on speculation, launched on 8 September 1900 and completed in July 1901. She was commissioned in August 1901 for service on the Mediterranean Station.[2] Outside of this tour in the Mediterranean HMS Kangaroo spent most of her duty time around home water.[3] HMS Kangaroo was finally sold for scrap to M. Yates on 23 February 1920, but was resold to Thomas W. Ward and broken up at Milford Haven in June 1920.


With a crew complement of 63, HMS Kangaroo's displacement was about 400 tons and could reach speeds of 30 Knots with its 6,200HP Reed boiler engines.[3]

Armaments included a 12 pound gun and 2 torpedo tubes.[3]


  1. ""Arrowsmith" List: Royal Navy WW1 Destroyer Pendant Numbers". Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 5 August 1901. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Purchased Destroyers". Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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