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HMS Bruce (D81)
HMS Bruce (D81) IWM SP 001351
HMS Bruce
Career (UK) Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
Name: HMS Bruce
Namesake: Robert the Bruce
Ordered: April 1916
Laid down: 12 May 1917
Launched: 26 February 1918
Commissioned: 29 May 1918
Fate: Sunk as target off the Isle of Wight, 22 November 1939
General characteristics
Class & type: Admiralty type destroyer leader
Displacement: 1,801 long tons (1,830 t)
Length: 332 ft 6 in (101.35 m)
Beam: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Installed power: 40,000 ihp (30,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × steam engines
2 × shafts
Speed: 36.5 kn (42.0 mph; 67.6 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (5,800 mi; 9,300 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 164-183
Armament: 5 × BL 4.7 in (120 mm) Mk I guns, 6 × 21 inch torpedo tubes

HMS Bruce was the second of eight Admiralty type flotilla leaders of the Royal Navy. Built by Cammell Laird, Bruce was commissioned on 29 May 1918. During World War I, she served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich. She was sunk as a target ship on 22 November 1939.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Destroyers". http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/warships/destroyers-2/. 
  • Friedman, Norman (2009). British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the First World War. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal, eds (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
  • Lenton, H. T. (1970). British Fleet and Escort Destroyers: Volume One. London: Macdonald & Co.. ISBN 0-356-02950-6. 
  • Preston, Antony (1971). 'V & W' Class Destroyers 1917-1945. London: Macdonald. OCLC 464542895. 

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