HMS Scythe


The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1931

HMS Scythe, built by John Brown,launched 25/5/1918. Sold for breaking up at Newport, 28/11/1931.

The S class were a class of 67 destroyers built from 1916 for the Royal Navy. The design was based on the Admiralty modified R class and all ships had names beginning with S and T.

They were built in three discrete groups; the Admiralty S class and special Yarrow and Thornycroft classes. All ships had 2 funnels, a long fo'c'sle and a tall bridge which, unusually, was located behind the break in the main deck. Most of these ships commissioned after World War I but only eleven survived to serve in World War II. The remainder were scrapped in the mid to late 1930s.

Destroyer, S Class 2nd Order
1075t legend
276ft x 26ft 8in x 9ft mean
2 shaft Brown-Curtis, single reduction geared turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers, Oil, 27,000shp giving 36 knots.
3 x 4in 45 cal QF Mk IV, 1 x 2pdr pom-pom, and 4 x 21in TTs (2 x 2).
Crew 90

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