Palmer Class

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Palmer Class Destroyers.  Photos and history of the Palmer class destroyers.  The Palmer class destroyers were HMS Erne, HMS Etterick, HMS Exe, HMS Albacore and HMS Bonetta.
HMS Erne 14th January 1903 Wrecked in 1915.
HMS Etterick 28th February 1903 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Exe 27th April 1903 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Albacore 19th September 1906 Sold for scrapping in August 1919.
HMS Bonetta 14th January 1907 Sold for scrapping in June 1920.

HMS Erne

HMS Erne

HMS Albacore

HMS Albacore - Name History

The seventh ?Albacore? is a turbine torpedo-boat destroyer, purchased in 1909 from Messrs. Palmer of Jarrow, who had built her on the chance of her being required.  She is of 440 tons, 8000 horsepower, and 30 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 221ft, 21ft, and 8ft.