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- Speed trials of the torpedo boat destroyer Starfish
- The Engineer
- vol. 80, 11 October 1895, p. 365
The torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. Starfish (length 190 feet, beam 19 feet, draught 5 feet 7 inches; displacement 252 tons) Fitted with two 4,510 indicated horsepower (total) 18-inch by 27-inch by 42-inch by 18-inch stroke triple-expansion condensing marine engines, operating at 407 revolutions per minute, with steam supplied at 200 pounds per square inch by four Blechynden's water-tube boilers with a grate surface of 170 square feet; built by the Naval Armaments and Construction Company, Barrow-on-Furness, for the British Government, underwent her official trials in October 1895. The contract for the Starfish required that the vessel maintain a speed of 27 knots during a trial of three hours duration, with deadweight of 30 tons on board. The Starfish attained a mean speed of 27.87 knots during six runs, and during the longer part of the trial attained a speed of 28.05 knots, which was 1 knot faster than the contract speed of 27 knots.