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Name: LEONIDAS
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/10/1912
Launched: 30/10/1913
Completed: 08/08/1914
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 832
Dimensions: 965 - 1003disp, 269.0 x 26.8 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: Parsons geared turbines
Engines by: Parsons & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins, 1 x 2pdr QF guns, 2 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
08/08/1914 British Royal Navy
09/05/1920 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Laforey Class of destroyers
Order was subcontracted from Parsons & Co
30/10/1913: Launched as ROB ROY
09/05/1920: Sold for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd at Hayle
10/1922: Broken up
NOTE: Some sources have this vessel as built by Hawthorn Leslie


The Times, Friday, October 31st, 1913