Here we see HMS Acorn, the name ship of the Acorn class of destroyers, from the right. Compared to the previous Beagle class they had more deck space amidships because they were oil powered, which was more efficient than the coal power of the Beagles. As a result the torpedo tubes were moved forwards, and are on either side of the rear searchlight platform (just at the front of the long awning). In addition they could carry a second 4in gun on the stern, in place of the 12-pounder of the Beagles. At the bow the 4in gun was carried directly on the deck instead of on the Beagle's raised platform.
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