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SPARROWHARK

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acasta class

Grouping

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Builder's Yard

Swann, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

12.10.2012

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Courtesy Alan Bush, Sparrowhawk going into action

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Sister ships

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

Eventual Fate

Sunk at Jutland

Jutland result

The Sparrowhawk sank after a collission with HMS Broke which collided around the bridge and another one from HMS Contest which took 2 metres off her stern. After the Tipperary sank, Sparrowhark took on some survivors from her lifeboats. She was towed part way by HMS Marksman which eventually dropped the cable and fired 18 rounds to finish her off.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander Sydney Hopkins

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)

8.1999999999999993

Draught (ft)

10' 6" (or 9' 6")

Draught (mtrs)

3.2 (or 2.9)

Max. Speed (knots)

29

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Yarrow boilers. Parson steam turbines. Rated at 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

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" L/40 Mark IV guns mounting P Mk. IX(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

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

single mounts

References & sources