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Name: SPITFIRE
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 20/12/1911
Launched: 23/12/1912
Completed: 19/06/1913
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 907
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, 30.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF guns; 2 x 1 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
19/06/1913 British Royal Navy
09/05/1921 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Acasta Class of destroyers
09/1917: Re-designated as part of the K Class
31/05/1916: Damaged in collision with German battleship NASSAU at the Battle of Jutland
09/05/1921: Sold for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd at Hayle


The damage to SPITFIRE after the collision with NASSAU