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HMS Shark (1912)

Summary
HMS Shark, was an built in 1912 for the Royal Navy. Shark was sunk during the Battle of Jutland on the evening of 31 May 1916. Design and construction Under the 1911–1912 shipbuilding programme for the Royal Navy, the British Admiralty ordered 20 s, with 12 to the standard Admiralty design and 8 more builder's specials, with detailed design left to the builders. Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson received an order for one destroyer, HMS Shark, to be built to the Admiralty design. The Acastas were larger and more powerful than the s ordered under the previous year's programme. Greater speed was wanted to match large fast destroyers building for foreign navies, while a larger radius of action was desired. The destroyers built to the Admiralty standard design were long overall and between perpendiculars, with a beam of and a draught of . Displacement was Normal and Deep load. Four Yarrow boilers fed steam to direct drive Parsons steam turbines
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