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HMS Myrmidon (1900)
Career
Name: HMS Myrmidon
Namesake: Myrmidons
Builder: Palmers, Jarrow
Launched: 26 May 1900
Fate: Lost after collision, 26 March 1917
General characteristics
Class & type: Myrmidon-class destroyer
Displacement: 350 long tons (356 t)
Length: 210 ft (64 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engines
Coal-fired water-tube boilers
6,200 hp (4,623 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 63
Armament: • 1 × QF 12-pounder gun
• 2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Myrmidon was one of two Myrmidon-class destroyers which served with the Royal Navy. She was launched by Palmers on 26 May 1900, and commissioned in August 1901 to serve on the Mediterranean Station.[1] During her later service she was used in both the Mediterranean and home waters. Myrmidon was badly damaged in a collision with the merchant ship Hamborn on 26 March 1917 off Dungeness. Her crew were rescued by HMS Mermaid and SS Tambour, with the loss of one life.


References

  1. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 5 August 1901. 


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