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HMS Syren (1900)

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Name  HMS Syren
Fate  Sold, 1920
Launched  1900
Namesake  Sirens
Displacement  350 long tons (356 t)
Length  64 m
Class and type  Myrmidon-class destroyer
Propulsion  2 × Triple expansion steam engines 4 × Coal-fired Reed water tube boilers 6,200 hp (4,623 kW)
Builder  Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company

HMS Syren was one of two Myrmidon-class destroyers which served with the Royal Navy. She was launched by Palmers in 1900, served in home waters and was sold off, after the First World War, in 1920.

Service history

HMS Syren was commissioned at Portsmouth on 10 April 1902 by Lieutenant and Commander the Hon. Herbert Meade and the crew of the destroyer Teazer, taking the place of Teazer in the instructional flotilla. Less than a month later, she had one of her funnels damaged in a collision with the service yacht Hawk off Portsmouth. She was quickly repaired at Devonport, and re-joined the flotilla in mid-June.


HMS Syren (1900) Wikipedia

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