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HMS Myrmidon (1900)
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.


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

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