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The Daring and the Hornet
The Engineer
Description of Work
Letter to the Editor by Brassey
vol. 78, 10 August 1894, p. 132

Accession No.320.


Lord Brassey in his recent address to the Institution of Naval Architects had stated that the speed of the torpedo-destroyer Daring was 29.368 knots and that of the Hornet 27.628 knots. In justice to the builders of the latter vessel Brassey wished to explain that the speed claimed for the Hornet was the mean speed obtained during a continuous run of three hours, whereas the speed of the Daring was the maximum speed reached during a one mile run with the tide.