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Name: SPLENDID
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 24/10/1917
Launched: 10/07/1918
Completed: 29/10/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1073
Dimensions: 1000disp - 1220disp, 265.0 x 26.7 x 9.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, 27000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 2pdr guns, 2 x 2 x 21.0ins & 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes;
& fitted for depth charges
History:
29/10/1918 British Royal Navy
08/01/1931 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Admiralty S Class of destroyers
08/01/1931: Sold for breaking up to Metal Industries Ltd. Cost 3500
23/01/1931: Arrived at Charlestown for breaking up
04/1931: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is courtesy of Ian Rae

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum