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Name: SWIFTSURE
Type: Battleship
Keel: 22/03/1902
Launched: 13/01/1903
Completed: 15/06/1904
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 733
Dimensions: 11853 - 13840disp, 436.0 x 71.1 x 24.6(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (29, 47 & 54, 54ins), 12500ihp
Engines by: Humphrys, Tennant & Co, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 10.0ins, 14 x 1 x 7.5ins, 14 x 1 x 14pdr QF, 4 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns;
2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
15/06/1904 British Royal Navy
18/06/1920 Broken up
Comments: 1902 : Ordered for the Govenment of Chile
13/01/1903: Launched as CONSTITUCION for Chile
1903: Sought by both Russian and Japanese Governments
27/11/1903: Purchased by the British Government
18/06/1920: Sold for breaking up by Stanlee Shipbeaking Co at Dover


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Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 14/01/1903