Swordfish Class (1896) TBD

The Swordfish Class was one of 14 Classes of Torpedo Boat Destroyers. Designed to a common contract speed of 27kts, with each class built by a different builder.

Built by Armstrong, part of the 1893/94 construction programme. They were a class of two ships.

In comparison with the prototypes the bow torpedo tube was omitted.

Both ships had difficulty making their contract speed of 27kts and delivery was delayed. As a result of this Armstrong did not built another destroyer for some years. Instead they concentrated on building Cruisers and Battleships.


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This page last edited - 11 August, 2012.

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