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HMS Narborough (1916)
Career
Name: HMS Narborough
Builder: John Brown & Company, Clydebank
Launched: 2 March 1916
Fate: Wrecked on 12 January 1918
General characteristics
Class & type: Admiralty M-class destroyer
Displacement: 994 long tons (1,010 t) standard
1,042 long tons (1,059 t) full load
Length: 269 ft (82 m)
Beam: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Draught: 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m) mean
10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) maximum
Propulsion: 3 shafts, steam turbines, 25,000 shp (18,642 kW)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range: 237–298 tons fuel oil
Complement: 80
Armament: • 3 × QF 4 in (100 mm) Mark IV guns, mounting P Mk. IX
• 3 × single QF 2 pdr "pom-pom" Mk. II
• 2 × twin 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Narborough was an M class destroyer launched in 1916. On 12 January 1918, she and her sister ship HMS Opal were wrecked on the Pentland Skerries after running aground. Only one sailor survived, 188 were killed. Most of the casualties were never found and are commemorated on the Portsmouth Memorial.

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