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Name: OPOSSUM
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 17/05/1894
Launched: 09/08/1895
Completed: 08/01/1896
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 326
Dimensions: 320disp, 200.0 x 19.0 x 9.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (18.5, 28 & 42 x 18ins), 4000ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr, 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns; 2 x 1 x torpedoes
History:
1896 British Royal Navy
29/07/1920 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Sunfish Class also referred to as the Opossum Class
1912: Reclassified as a member of the A Class
29/07/1920: Sold to TW Ward at Preston for breaking up


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

The Marine Engineer, September 1896