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HMS Spitfire (1895)

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Name  HMS Spitfire
Ordered  1893
Commissioned  July 1895
Construction started  1894
Builder  Armstrong Whitworth
Namesake  Spitfire
Laid down  1894
Decommissioned  1912
Launched  7 June 1895

HMS Spitfire was one of two Swordfish-class destroyers which served with the Royal Navy. She was launched on 7 June 1895 by Armstrong Mitchell & Co. at Newcastle upon Tyne and sold off in 1912. Her fate is unknown.

Service history

Spitfire served in home waters. In early February 1900 she had repairs at Chatham, before joining the Medway instructional flotilla. She was tender to Wildfire, the shore establishment at Sheerness. She underwent repairs to re-tube her boilers in 1902. On 7 May 1902 she was commissioned as tender to the cruiser Immortalité, which itself served as a sea-going tender at Sheerness.

References

HMS Spitfire (1895) Wikipedia


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