Contest, built by Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd, Birkenhead,
launched 1st December 1894. Banshee Class Torpedo Boat destroyer
distinguished by the funnels which were further aft than usual
due to the Engine Room being sited between the two boiler
rooms. Her displacement was 290 tons, compliment 53. armament
was one 12 pounder plus two torpedo Tubes. Spent most of its
service life in Home waters.