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Name: SANDFLY
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 23/08/1910
Launched: 26/07/1911
Completed: 07/12/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 875
Dimensions: 750disp, 240.0 x 25.6 x 8.5(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 13500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 27.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.0ins, 2 x 1 x 12pdr QF guns, 2 x 1 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
07/12/1911 British Royal Navy
09/05/1921 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Acheron Class of destroyers
1917: Converted to a fast minelayer
09/05/1921: Sold to TW Ward Ltd for breaking up at Milford Haven


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum - Symonds & Co Collection

Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum - E Hopkins Collection