Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The torpedo-boat destroyer Porcupine
- The Engineer
- vol. 81, 7 February 1896, p. 134
The torpedo boat destroyer Porcupine (length 200 feet, beam 19 feet 6 inches, draught 8 feet; displacement 275 tons) failed to complete her steam trials conducted in February 1896. The mean indicted horsepower obtained in two hours was 3,129, and the mean speed was 25 knots (the contract stipulated 27 knots). Porcupine's failure to reach the contracted speed was attributed to excessive priming of her boilers.