Saturday, 18 February 2017

British destroyer HMS Ferret to be used as target according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no. 6

An item reported that the British destroyer Ferret (1) was prepared to be used as a target to investigate what the effect was of firing 7,6cm shrapnel at destroyers.

1. Laid down at Laird, Son&Co., Birkenhead, England in July 1893, launched on 9 December 1893, completed in March 1895 and finally sunk while used as a target.