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Name: MATCHLESS
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 08/11/1913
Launched: 05/10/1914
Completed: 28/12/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 949
Dimensions: 994disp - 1042disp, 265.0 x 26.7 x 8.7(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 25000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 1 x 2pdr QF guns; 2 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
28/12/1914 British Royal Navy
26/10/1922 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty M Class
11/1915: Struck mine in North Sea. Stern blown off.
Towed to Harwich & then to Chatham for repair
26/10/1922: Sold for breaking up to Barking Shipbreaking Co


Photo showing MATCHLESS damage is copyright of the Imperial War Museum