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HMS Sparrowhawk (1895)
Name: HMS Sparrowhawk
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Launched: 8 October 1895
Fate: Wrecked, 17 June 1904
General characteristics
Class & type: Quail-class destroyer
Displacement: 395 long tons (401 t)
Length: 215 ft (66 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
6,300 hp (4,698 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 Sparrowhawk was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was completed by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, and was launched on 8 October 1895.[1] She served on the China Station and was wrecked in the mouth of the Yangtze River in 1904.[2] She was one of four Quail-class destroyers.


  1. The Times (London), Wednesday, October 9, 1895, p.7
  2. "HMS Sparrowhawk". Retrieved 12 July 2010. 

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