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Name: LUCIFER
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 26/10/1912
Launched: 29/12/1913
Completed: 08/1914
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 833
Dimensions: 965disp - 1003disp, 269.0 x 27.0 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, geared, 24500shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
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:
08/1914 British Royal Navy
01/12/1921 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Laforey Class of destroyers
Order was subcontracted from Parsons & Co, Wallsend
26/10/1912: Laid down as ROCKET
30/09/1913: Renamed LUCIFER
01/12/1921: Sold for breaking up at Dover by Stanlee Shipbreaking & Salvage Co Ltd
NOTE: Some sources have this vessel as built by Hawthorn Leslie


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Shields Daily News, Tuesday, 30/12/1913