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FORTUNE

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acasta class

Grouping

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Fairfield shipbuilding and Engineering company, Govan

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Temporarily renamed HMS Kismet in October 1913.

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

17.03.2013

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

1913

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

H30

Photo Details

HMS Fortune (1913) by Royal Navy - NavyPhotos.co.uk. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

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Sister ships

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

Eventual Fate

Sunk at Jutland

Jutland result

HMS Fortune went down around 23:30 with 67 men after heavy fire from a number of battleships including SMS Westfalen.There was only man who was rescued.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander Frank G. Terry

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

75

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

935

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

297' 6"

Length (mtrs)

81.53

Beam (ft)

27'

Beam (mtrs)

8.2

Draught (ft)

10' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

3.2

Max. Speed (knots)

29

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shaft. Yarrow boilers. Parson steam turbines. Rating 24,500 ihp.

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

QF 4" (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark IV guns mountingg P Mk. IX

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

3

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

QF 2 pounder "Pom pom" Mk II

Guns (No.barrels) 2

1

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Three QF 4" L / 40 Mk IV guns (101.6 mm) on mounting P Mk.X. 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

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

single mounts

References & sources