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Name: ALBACORE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 01/09/1905
Launched: 19/09/1906
Completed: 03/1909
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 786
Dimensions: 440disp, 215.0 x 21.0 x 8.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR Geared, 8000hp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 12pdr guns, 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
1908 Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
03/1909 British Royal Navy
01/08/1919 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Palmer Class of destroyers
1905: Built as a speculative contract
1907: Offered to The Admiralty for about 75000
1909: Purchased by The Admiralty for 45000
1913: Reclassified as a B Class destroyer
09/03/1917: Damaged by a mine off Kirkwall. Subsequently repaired
01/08/1919: Sold for breaking up to TR Sales


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo showing mine damage is copyright of the Imperial War Museum