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HMS Sprightly (1901)

Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Sprightly
Builder: Laird, Son & Co., Birkenhead
Laid down: 20 June 1899
Launched: 25 September 1900
Completed: March 1902
Fate: Scrapped, 1920
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 385 long tons (391 t)
Length: 219 ft (67 m)
Beam: 21.25 ft (6.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft 7 in (2.6 m)
Propulsion: Vertical triple-expansion steam engines
Coal-fired Normand boilers
6,250 hp (4,661 kW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament: 1 × QF 12-pounder gun
3 × 6-pounder guns
3 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Sprightly was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was bought by the navy in 1901.

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