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Name: FLIRT
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 05/09/1896
Launched: 15/05/1897
Completed: 09/11/1898
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 722
Dimensions: 360 - 440disp, 215.0 x 20.5 x 7.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl, 6200ihp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr & 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns, 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
09/11/1898 British Royal Navy
27/10/1916 Sank
Comments: Member of the Star Class
1913: Redesignated as a C Class destroyer
27/10/1916: Torpedoed & sunk by German destroyers in the Dover Strait


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Daily News - London, Monday, May 17, 1897