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Name: URCHIN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 09/1916
Launched: 07/06/1917
Completed: 19/08/1917
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 871
Dimensions: 975disp - 1085disp, 265.0 x 26.5 x 11.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 27000shp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
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 torpedoes
History:
19/08/1917 British Royal Navy
07/01/1930 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty Modified R Class of destroyers
07/01/1930: Sold for breaking up by Metal Industries at Charlestown
Scrap price 6415
20/01/1930: Departed Portsmouth in tow of tug NORMAN
25/01/1930: Arrived Charlestown for breaking up
05/02/1930: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship