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Name: PORCUPINE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 28/03/1894
Launched: 19/09/1895
Completed: 03/1896
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 683
Dimensions: 385disp, 204.5 x 19.5 x 8.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl, 3900ihp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF gun, 5 x 1 x 6pdr guns, 2 x 18inch torpedoes
History:
03/1896 British Royal Navy
29/04/1920 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Janus Class of Destroyers
1913: Redesignated as a member of the A Class
29/04/1920: Sold for breaking up by TW Ward at Rainham, Essex


Marine Engineer, October 1895