Tuesday, 4 July 2017

British destroyer HMS Bullfinch executing trials according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British destroyer HMS Bullfinch was executing her trials with forced draught, when she was sent back to the harbour after 1,5 hours due to the fact that her speed still not passed the 29 miles. When she resumed her temporarily was the medium speed during 6 runs 30,19 miles.(1)

1. Built under 1896-1897 Naval Estimates, laid down by Earl’s Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited, Hull, Yorkshire, England on 17 September 1896, launched on 10 February 1898, commissioned in June 1901 and sold to be broken up on 10 June 1919. C-class destroyer.