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Name: KALE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 16/02/1904
Launched: 08/11/1904
Completed: 07/08/1905
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 396
Dimensions: 550 - 625disp, 220.0 x 23.6 x 10.9(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (20.5, 31 & 48 x 19.5ins), 7000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 26.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
07/08/1905 British Royal Navy
27/03/1918 Sank
Comments: A River Class Destroyer
1906: Gun armament changed to 4 x 1 x 12pdr QF guns
1913: Reclassified as a member of the E Class
27/03/1918: Mined and sunk in the North Sea


Above photo is copyright of Tyne & Wear Archive and Museums

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 09/11/1904