HMS Spiteful (1899)
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HMS Spiteful was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer privately built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited, Jarrow, for the Royal Navy in 1899. In 1904 she had her boilers modified to burn fuel oil as an experiment and comparative trials were carried out with her sister ship HMS Peterel. Unfortunately the novel fuel system was not a success and billowed out large clouds of black smoke, leading to the abandonment of the idea for several years. She was scrapped in 1920.
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