Swordfish Class (1896) TBD
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
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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