HMS Cobra (1899)

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HMS Cobra was a turbine-powered destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Armstrong Whitworth and then offered for sale to the British Admiralty. She was launched on 28 June 1899, and purchased by the Navy on 8 May 1900 for £70,000. Her short career came to an end when she broke her back and sank near Cromer on 18 September 1901. The break occurred 150 ft (46 m) from her bows, between the two aft boilers.
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