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Name: MYRMIDON
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 23/10/1899
Launched: 26/05/1900
Completed: 21/12/1900
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 751
Dimensions: 390disp, 215.0 x 21.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl, 6200hp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
21/12/1900 British Royal Navy
26/03/1917 Sank
Comments: Member of the Myrmidon Class of Destroyers
1913: Redesignated as a member of the B Class
26/03/1917: Sank after a collision with HAMBORN in the English Channel


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 28/05/1900