HMS Contest

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Contest, 1894
Type: Torpedo Boat Destroyer ;
Launched : 1 Dec 1894 ; Disposal date or year : 11 Jul 1911
Displacement: 290 tons
Complement: 50
Machinery notes: 4,400 IHP ; Speed ; 27.4 knots ;
Notes:

26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.


Controller Admiralty Trawler No. 298, 1914
Type: Trawler ; Armament: unarmed during the first year of service
Requisitioned as Admiralty Minesweeper : Nov 1914 ? ;
Notes:

1 Dec 1916 has been in action with enemy submarine near Gulf of Santo and hit conning tower - see p 57 - page out of order.