Fervent 1895 HMS - Torpedo Boat Destroyer

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Fervent 1895 HMS - Torpedo Boat Destroyer

Post by Woody » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:23 am

HMS Fervent,
TBD, Hanna, Donald and Wilson 27-knotter. - N.17, D.97, D.39
1913 reclassified as A Class
One of two built by HD&W, the Fervent and Zephyr.
Laid down 27/3/1894 and launched at the Abercorn Shipbuilding Company Paisley, managed by HD&W, Yard No 108, on 28/3/1895. Sold 29/4/1920 to Ward, Rainham..
275t; 320t full load
204ft 6in oa x 19ft x 12ft 6in
2-shaft, ET, 3,860 HIP giving about 26 knots
1 x 12 pdr, 5 x 6pdr and 2 x TTs
Crew 53.

She and Zephyr first had locomotive boilers with one funnel as the Admiralty would not accept boilers from HD&W as proposed. They could not reach their contracted speed, so the Admiralty agreed to change them to Reed Boilers, with four funnels. The changes also produced problems with extra weight and they never reached their design speed and were not a success.
Eventually she was completed 14/5/1900 and served in Home Waters
1901 took part in the Naval Manoeuvres
1902 Paid Off at Portsmouth to be strengthened after suffering hull damage in heavy weather. She then joined the Portsmouth Instructional Flotilla
1910 6th Destroyer Flotilla based at the Nore
by February 1913 attached as a tender to the Torpedo School at Chatham
Disposal list after the war

20/3/2017
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C1 I Fervent on trials with one funnel.jpg
Original trials with one funnel
C2 1904.jpg
1902
C3 I 1908.jpg
1908

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Re: Fervent 1895 HMS - Torpedo Boat Destroyer

Post by Woody » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:52 pm

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