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ACHATES

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acasta class

Grouping

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

John Brown, Clydeside

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1912

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Acasta, Ambuscade, Christopher, Contest, Fortune, Garland, Hardy, Midge, Owl, Porpoise, Shark, Sparrowhawk, Spitfire, Unity

Eventual Fate

Sold 1921

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commander Reginald B. C. Hutchinson, D.S.C.

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

75 - 77

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

984 Acasta

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

267' 6"

Length (mtrs)

81.53

Beam (ft)

29' 9"

Beam (mtrs)

8.15

Draught (ft)

9' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

2.9

Max. Speed (knots)

32

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shaft steam turbines. Yarrow water tube boilers, giving 24,500 ihp. Normally either Brown Curtiss or Parsons.

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Three QF 4" Mk IV guns (101.6 mm), One QF 2 pdr Pom Pom Mk II gun

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

530 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources