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HMS Patriot (1916)
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Thornycroft M class destroyer
Name: HMS Patriot
Builder: Thornycroft & Company, Southampton
Launched: 20 April 1916
Fate: Transferred to Canada in September 1920
Career (Canada) Canadian Blue Ensign
Name: HMCS Patriot
Operator: Royal Canadian Navy
Acquired: September 1920
Fate: Sold for scrap in 1929
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,004 tons
Length: 274 ft (84 m) o/a
Beam: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
Draught: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Propulsion: Brown-Curtis steam turbines
26,500 shp
2 shafts
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h)
Range: 255 tons of oil
Complement: 78

3 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mark IV guns, mounting P Mk.IX
1 × single QF 2-pounder "pom-pom" Mk.II

2 × twin 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Patriot was a Thornycroft M class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy.

Built by Thornycroft & Company, Southampton, she was launched on the 20th April 1916.

HMS Patriot saw extensive service throughout the First World War. She maintained continuous operations both as a convoy escort, and in harbour protection. At the end of the war, she was deemed surplus and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and was renamed HMCS Patriot. She was transferred to Halifax in late 1920 along with her sister ship HMS Patrician and the cruiser HMS Aurora.


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