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Name: TORRENT
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 16/05/1916
Launched: 26/11/1916
Completed: 27/02/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1023
Dimensions: 975disp, 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 QF guns; 2 x 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
27/02/1917 British Royal Navy
23/12/1917 Sank
Comments: 23/12/1917: Mined & sunk off the Maas Light Vessel with the loss of 98 crew
The mines were laid by German destroyers on the 10-11/12/1917