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Warship construction on the Clyde
The Engineer
vol. 87, 17 March 1899, p. 257

Accession No.558


The Clyde shipbuilders had not done well with their torpedo boat destroyers. Certainly their achievements in this line had not matched the uniform successes that had been achieved with their warships and cruisers. The Paisley had become a vexed story. Clydebank builders had also laboured long over the successful completion of the 30-knot torpedo destroyers launched more than a year before, but in February and March 1899 the Vulture completed a number of successful trials, and on her official trials on the 8th of March 1899 she made three double runs over the measured mile and had achieved a mean speed of 30.70 knots. The average speed over the three hours' run was 31.18 knots with a mean indicated horsepower of 6,202. It was anticipated that with better weather, all of the destroyers built on the Clyde would successfully complete their trials, and would be added to the effective force of the British Navy before the end of April 1899.