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In 1894/95 a batch of 36 destroyers were delivered to the RN from 14 shipyards. The vessels were about 200 ft long, 19 ft beam and had a full load displacement of about 280 tons, including about 70 tons of coal. They had a crew of 50 (mainly stokers) and were required to undertake patrols of up to 28 days. Their Establishment Stores for 50 men for 28 days were: -


Biscuit 1,800 lb
Sugar 173 lb
Chocolate 98 lb
Preserved beef 343 lb
Corned beef 325 lb
Mutton 343 lb
Potatoes 171 lb
Rice 171 lb
Pepper 4 lb
Oatmeal 42 lb
Candles 200 lb
Rum 21⅜ gallons
Vinegar 6½ gallons

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