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HMS Boxer (1894)

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Name  HMS Boxer
Christened  Miss Joan Thornycroft
Displacement  265 long tons (269 t)
Launched  28 November 1894
Laid down  1894
Class and type  Ardent-class destroyer
Construction started  1894
Length  61 m
Fate  Sunk after collision, 8 February 1918
Builder  John I. Thornycroft & Company

HMS Boxer was an Ardent-class destroyer which served with the Royal Navy, launched on 28 November 1894.

At the launch on 28 November 1894 at Chiswick the destroyer was named by Miss Joan Thornycroft, daughter of the artist Hamo Thornycroft and niece of the yards founder John Isaac Thornycroft.

Service history

Boxer served with the Mediterranean Squadron in 1901. From 1 January 1902 she was commanded by lieutenant Bertram Owen Frederick Phibbs. She underwent repairs to re-tube her boilers in 1902, following which lieutenant Phibbs was back in command.

Boxer collided with the merchant ship SS St Patrick in the English Channel on 8 February 1918, sinking as a result.


HMS Boxer (1894) Wikipedia

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