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Name: SHARK
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 18/10/1911
Launched: 30/07/1912
Completed: 03/04/1913
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 903
Dimensions: 935disp, 260.0 x 27.0 x 8.6(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 24500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 31.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF guns; 2 x 1 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
03/04/1913 British Royal Navy
31/05/1916 Sank
Comments: Member of the Acasta Class of destroyers
31/05/1916: Badly damaged by gunfire & finally sunk by torpedoes from
German light cruisers at the Battle of Jutland. 6 of the crew of 92 survived.


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums