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Rocket class destroyer

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Name  Rocket class
Preceded by  Sunfish class
Built  1894–1895
Operators  Royal Navy
Succeeded by  Sturgeon class
Builders  J & G Thomson, Clydebank

Three Rocket-class destroyers served with the Royal Navy. HMS Rocket, HMS Shark and HMS Surly were launched at Clydebank in 1894. The ships displaced 280 tons, were 200 ft (61 m) long and their Normand boilers produced 4,100 horsepower (3,100 kW). to give a top speed of 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph). They were armed with one 12-pounder and two torpedo tubes. They carried a complement of 53 officers and men.

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Rocket-class destroyer Wikipedia


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