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World War 1 at Sea - Ships of the Royal Navy, 1914-1919

 

WARSHIPS, Part 1, Capital Ships to Submarines


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Based on "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge
 

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NAME ORDER - the INDEX
 
A.1 to Gwenllian

H.1 to Ozone

P.11 to Zylpha
     

TYPE/CLASS

Warships -
capital ships to motor launches (Part 1 here)

Auxiliary Patrol
- hired yachts, Admiralty and hired trawlers, Fishery Reserve, whalers, Admiralty and hired steam drifters, hired motor drifters

Support and Harbour vessels - patrol vessels, tugs, salvage, boom defence & mooring vessels, blockships, fleet auxiliaries, hospital ships, troopships including RIM


NUMBER
all by Number and by Vessel Name

Pendant Numbers

Admiralty Numbers

Motor Boat Numbers

Fishing Port Registration Numbers






Notes

There are ship additions from other sources, as well as chartered oilers and colliers lost in Admiralty service from "British Vessels Lost at Sea" HMSO 1919.

See "British Naval Vessels Lost, Damaged and Attacked" for fuller details of oilers and colliers, as well as the loss of other vessels.

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Contents

1. Pre-Dreadnought Battleships (41)

Royal Sovereign, Majestic, Canopus, Formidable, London, Duncan, ex-Chilean Ships, King Edward VII, Lord Nelson classes

2. Dreadnought Battleships (35)

Dreadnought, Bellerophon, St Vincent, Neptune and Colossus, Orion, King George V, Iron Duke, ex-Turkish and Chilean ships, Queen Elizabeth, Royal Sovereign ships or classes

3. Battlecruisers (16)

Invincible, Indefatigable, Lion, Tiger, Renown, Glorious (1st class cruisers or light battlecruisers), Furious (1st class cruiser or light battlecruiser), Hood ships or classes

4. Cruisers (49, excluding conversions) 4.1 ex-1st-class cruisers (15) - Blake, Edgar, Powerful, Diadem classes
 

4.2 ex-Armoured cruisers (34) Cressy, Drake, Kent, Devonshire, Duke Of Edinburgh, Warrior, Minotaur classes

5. Light Cruisers (122, excluding conversions)

5.1 ex-2nd-class cruisers (42) - Apollo, Astraea, Eclipse, Arrogant, Highflyer, Challenger, Bristol, Weymouth, Chatham, Birmingham classes

 

5.2 ex-3rd-class cruisers (12) - Pearl, P, Gem classes

 

5.3 ex-Scout cruisers (15) - Adventure, Forward, Pathfinder, Sentinel, Boadicea, Active classes

 

5.4 modern light cruisers (52) - Arethusa, Birkenhead, C-Classes (Caroline, Calliope, Centaur, Caledon, Ceres, Carlisle), Danae or D, E, Hawkins classes

 

5.5 seized cruiser (1)

6. Aircraft Carriers (22, including kite balloon ships etc)

mercantile conversions, warship conversions, warship design, kite balloon ships, catapult ship, paddle air service scout

7. Torpedo Boats (111)

including ex-coastal destroyers

8. Destroyer Leaders (35)

wartime ex-Chilean, Marksman, improved Marksman, Shakespeare, Scott, Admiralty V classes

9. Destroyers (539)

A, B, C, D, ex-Chinese, E (River), F (Tribal), experimental (Swift), G (Beagle), H (Acorn), I (Acheron), Australian I, K (Acasta), L, 1913 M Programme, ex-Chilean, Admiralty M and repeat M, Yarrow M, Thornycroft M, ex-Greek M, ex-Portuguese, Talisman, Admiralty R, Thornycroft R, Modified R, Admiralty V, Admiralty W, Thornycroft V & W, Admiralty S, Thornycroft S, Yarrow S, Admiralty Modified W, Thornycroft Modified W ships or classes

10. Submarines (263)

A, B, C, Canadian C, D, E (E.1 Group, Australian, E.9 Group), F, experimental, intermediate (S, V, W), G, H.1, H.21, J, K, K.26, L.1, L.9, L.50, R anti-U-boat classes

 
11. Old Sloops and Gunboats (23)

Ant-class, other harbour service employed as gunboat, old sloops, Bramble 1st-class gunboats, Condor-class sloops, Espiegle-class sloops, prize sloop

12. Wartime Construction Sloops and Escorts (255)

Flower-Class (Acacia-type fleet sweeping sloops, Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloops, Arabis-type fleet sweeping sloops including French construction, Aubrietia-type convoy sloops, Anchusa-type convoy sloops); other wartime types - 24-Class fleet sweeping sloops, P-class patrol boats, PC-class patrol boats, Kil-class patrol gunboats, RIM Sloops, other vessels listed as serving as escort vessels.

13. Monitors (40)

Abercrombie, Lord Clive, Marshal Ney, improved Marshall Ney, Erebus, Humber river monitor, M coastal monitor, Gorgon coast defence classes. Also, M-designated monitors, M.1-M.37 (Summary)

14. River Gunboats (38)

Heron, Woodcock, Moorhen, Widgeon, purchased river steamer, Fly, Insect classes and types

15. Minesweepers  (259 plus many other Auxiliary Patrol and other vessels)

15.1 Pre-war torpedo gunboat conversions (14) - Sharpshooter, Alarm, Dryad classes
 

15.2 Wartime Fleet Minesweepers (231) - Flower-Class fleet sweeping sloops, Kil-Class patrol gunboats, screw minesweeper conversions, paddle minesweeper conversions, wartime Admiralty paddle construction (Ascot or Racecourse-class, proposed Sea Bird-class), ex-patrol paddle vessels, wartime Admiralty screw construction (early Hunt-class, later Hunt or Aberdare-class).

 

15.3 Other minesweepers (14) - War Department shallow-draught tunnel minesweepers (Dance-Class), other vessels listed as serving as minesweepers (motor launches, Auxiliary Patrol vessels, miscellaneous patrol vessels, tugs), vessels listed as serving as minesweeper mark vessels,

16. Minelayers (18 plus other warships and auxiliaries)

pre-war conversions (Apollo-class cruisers), wartime warship conversions, warships employed as minelayers, mercantile conversions, other vessels listed as serving as minelayers (tugs)

17. Armed Merchant Cruisers (67)
18. Commissioned Escort Ships (12)
19. Armed Boarding Steamers (35), including other vessels serving with Examination Service
20. Patrol Paddle Vessels (12)
21. Coastguard and Fishery Protection (13)
22. Q-Ships (117) (comprising 1 warship construction and 116 mercantile conversions. Also 111 warship or auxiliary conversions. Total of 575 names identified.)

22.1 By Names (575) Warships and Merchant Ships, original and decoy names

22.2 By Types, Warship or Auxiliary Conversions (112) - submarine-trawler decoys, sloops (Azalea-type fleet sweeping sloop, Aubrietia-type convoy sloops, Anchusa-type convoy sloops), PC-type patrol boats, commissioned escort ship, armed boarding steamer, fleet messengers, flotilla supply ships, squadron supply ships, store carriers, miscellaneous mercantile fleet auxiliaries, yachts, Admiralty trawlers, hired trawlers, hired drifters, motor drifters, hired screw tug, salvage vessel, lighter, wartime naval construction

22.3 By Types, Mercantile Conversions (116) - cargo ships, colliers, coasters, barkentines, brigantines, schooners, sailing ships, possible trawlers, fishing smacks, motor smacks, motor ketches, motor luggers, unknown types

23. Dummy Capital Ships (14)

original merchantmen, battleships, battlecruisers, dummy capital ship numbers

24. Motor Boats (194)

ex-civilian, by name, by number

25. Motor Launches (580)

ML.1-ML.580 US Elco-built Motor Launches

26. Coastal Motor Boats (123)

CMB.1-CMB.123, also Distant Control Boats DCB.1-5

27. Assault Ships (3) used at Gallipoli and Zeebrugge

Total - 2036

 




1. PRE-DREADNOUGHT BATTLESHIPS

 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN-class


HMS Revenge (Photo Ships)

HOOD, pre-dreadnought battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class (see REVENGE). On sale list 8.14, sunk 4.11.14 as blockship at the southern entrance to Portland harbour.

REDOUBTABLE (1915) - see REVENGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class,

REVENGE (1), pre-dreadnought battleship, old Royal Sovereign-class, P.55 (1914), N.12 (9.15) N.84 (1.18). Launched 3.11.92 Palmer. 14,150 tons, 410(oa), 380(pp)x75x27ft. TE 13000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-13.5in (relined to 12in 1914), 10-6in, 7-18in tt. Armour: (compound) 18in sides, 3in deck, 18in guns. Bombarding ship 1914, renamed REDOUBTABLE 8.15, served at Dover until 10.15, laid up Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards): as REVENGE, Belgian Coast 1914/15, as REDOUBTABLE Belgian Coast 1915. Sold 6.11.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

 

MAJESTIC-class

HMS Jupiter (CyberHeritage)

 

CAESAR, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.27 (1914), P.02 (9.15), P.10 (1.19). Launched 2.9.96 Portsmouth DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in war went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, remained on foreign stations for some time, depot ship Malta 11.18. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

HANNIBAL, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.36 (1914), P.45 (9.15), N.54 (1.19). Launched 28.4.96 Pembroke DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, later disarmed, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.1.20 M. Yates, BU in Italy.

ILLUSTRIOUS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.40 (1914), P.40 (9.15), P.97 (1.19). Launched 17.9.96 Chatham DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, disarmed in 1915 to provide guns for Lord Clive-class monitors, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Sold 18.6.20 Ward, Barrow.

JUPITER, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.50 (1914), P.50 (9.15), N.64 (1.19). Launched 18.11.95 Thomson. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, remained on foreign stations for some time, accommodation ship at Devonport. Paid off as of 11.18. Log Book Availability. Sold 15.1.20 Hughes Bolckow, Tyne.

MAGNIFICENT, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.13 (1914), P.83 (9.15), P.3A (1.19). Launched 19.12.94 Chatham DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, disarmed in 1915 to provide guns for Lord Clive-class monitors, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Inverkeithing.

MAJESTIC, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.04 (1914). Launched 31.1.95 Portsmouth DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, Sunk 27.5.15 by U.21 off Cape Helles. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915.

MARS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.42 (1914), P.01 (9.15), P.6A (1.19). Launched 3.3.96 Laird. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, disarmed in 1915 to provide guns for Lord Clive-class monitors, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

PRINCE GEORGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.46 (1914), P.86 (9.15), P.9A (1.19). Launched 22.8.95 Portsmouth DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, later disarmed, became depot ship or unarmed transport. Renamed VICTORIOUS II 7.18, PRINCE GEORGE 2.19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 21.9.21 Cohen, resold and foundered 30.12.21 off Kamperduin on passage to Germany to BU.

VICTORIOUS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class, D.48 (1914), P.65 (9.15), P.3C (1.19). Launched 19.10.95 Chatham DY. 14,900 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x75x27ft. TE 12000ihp, 17.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 18-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 4in deck, 14in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, later in 1914 went abroad, most of class to Mediterranean, disarmed in 1915 to provide guns for Lord Clive-class monitors, repair ship 3.16. Renamed INDUS II 1920. Sold 19.12.22 A. J. Purves, resold 4.23 Stanlee, Dover.

VICTORIOUS II (1918) - see PRINCE GEORGE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class

 

CANOPUS-class

HMS Albion in 1911 (Maritime Quest)

 

ALBION (1), pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class, N.48 (1914), N.00 (1.18). Launched 21.6.98 Thames IW. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.12.19 Ward, Morecambe.

CANOPUS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class N.29 (1914), N.17 (1.18). Launched 13.10.97 Portsmouth DY. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.2.20 Stanlee.

GLORY, pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class, P.08 (1914), P.92 (1.18). Launched 11.3.99 Laird. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad, later service in North Russia. Depot ship 4.20, renamed CRESCENT. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.12.22 Granton S. Bkg. Co.

GOLIATH (1), pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class, N.54 (1914). Launched 23.3.98 Chatham DY. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Torpedoed 13.5.15 by Turkish TB MAUVENET off Cape Helles.

OCEAN, pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class, N.56 (1914). Launched 5.7.98 Devonport DY. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Mined 18.3.15 in the Dardanelles. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Mesopotamia 1914, Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915, Dardanelles 1915.

VENGEANCE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Canopus-class, N.57 (1914), N.1A (1.18). Launched 25.7.99 Vickers. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

 

FORMIDABLE-class

HMS Implacable at Malta in 1908 (Maritime Quest)

 

FORMIDABLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Formidable-class, 50 (1914). 1897 Estimates, launched 17.11.98 Portsmouth DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet by end of year. Sunk 1.1.15 by U.24 off Portland Bill.

IMPLACABLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Formidable-class, 63 (1914), 72 (1.18), N.48 (4.18). 1897 Estimates, launched 11.3.99 Devonport DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915, harbour service 1917-19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

IRRESISTIBLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Formidable-class, 64 (1914). 1897 Estimates, launched 15.12.98 Chatham DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915. Mined 18.3.15 in the Dardanelles. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915.

 

LONDON-class


HMS Bulwark (Terry Phillips/CyberHeritage)

BULWARK, pre-dreadnought battleship, London-class, 95 (1914). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 18.10.99 Devonport DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet. Sunk 26.11.14 by internal explosion in the Medway.

LONDON, pre-dreadnought battleship, London-class, later minelayer, 70 (1914), 81 (1.18), N.41 (4.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 21.9.99 Portsmouth DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915. Conversion to minelayer completed 18.5.18 Rosyth DY, 3-6in, 1-4in AA, 240 mines. 1st Mine Squadron, Grangemouth 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 4.6.20 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

PRINCE OF WALES, pre-dreadnought battleship, improved London or Queen-class, 81 (1914), 94 (1.18), N.46 (4.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 25.3.02 Chatham DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915, harbour service 1917-19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 12.4.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

QUEEN, pre-dreadnought battleship, improved London or Queen-class, 82 (1914), 96 (1.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 8.3.02 Devonport DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915, remained until end of war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 4.11.20 Ward, Birkenhead and Preston.

VENERABLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, London-class, 96 (1914), A8 (1.18), N.36 (4.18). 1898 or 1900 Estimates, launched 2.11.99 Chatham DY. 15,000 tons, 431(oa), 400(pp)x75x27ft. TE 15000ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-4in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck. 12in guns. 5th BS, Channel Fleet 8.14, then Grand Fleet at end of year, to Mediterranean 1915, harbour service 1917-19. Sold 4.6.20 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 

DUNCAN-class

HMS Albemarle in 1903 (Maritime Quest)

 

ALBEMARLE, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 07 (1914), 06 (1.18), N.39 (4.18). Launched 5.3.01 Chatham DY. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. Crew: 750. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean, harbour service from 1917. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.11.19 Cohen, Swansea, arrived 11.22 after stranding.

CORNWALLIS, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 33 (1914). Launched 13.7.01 Thames IW. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean. Sunk 9.11.17 by U.32 east of Malta. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915.

DUNCAN, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 43 (1914), 59 (1.18), N.53 (4.18). Launched 21.3.01 Thames IW. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean, harbour service from 1917. Sold 18.2.20 Stanlee.

EXMOUTH, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 12 (1914), 63 (1.18), N.44 (4.18). Launched 31.8.01 Laird. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean, harbour service from 1917. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 15.1.20 Forth S. Bkg. Co. Bo'ness, resold and BU in Holland.

MONTAGU (ex-MONTAGUE), pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class. Wrecked 30.5.05 on Lundy Island.

RUSSELL, pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class, 23 (1914). Launched 19.2.01 Palmer. 14,000 tons, 432(oa), 405(pp)x75x27ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 3rd BS 8.14, later 6th BS at the Nore, few months in Mediterranean. Mined 27.4.16 off Malta. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915/16.

 

ex-Chilean Ships

HMS Swiftsure (Photo Ships)

 

SWIFTSURE, pre-dreadnought battleship, P.05 (1.18). Launched as Chilean CONSTITUCION 12.1.03 Armstrong, purchased 3.12.03. 11800 tons, 479(oa), 435(pp)x71x24ft. TE 14000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 4-10in, 14-7.5in, 14-14pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 3in deck, 10in guns. East Indies until 1915, then Mediterranean, converted to blockship at Chatham 1918, but not used. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.6.20 Stanlee.

TRIUMPH, pre-dreadnought battleship. Launched as Chilean LIBERTAD 15.1.03 Vickers, purchased 3.12.03. 11,985 tons, 479(oa), 435(pp)x71x24ft. TE 14000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 4-10in, 14-7.5in, 14-14pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 7in sides, 3in deck, 10in guns. China Station until 1915, then Mediterranean. Sunk 25.5.15 by U.21 off Gaba Tepe, Dardanelles, even with anti-torpedo nets deployed. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915.

 

KING EDWARD VII-class

HMS Africa (Maritime Quest)

 

AFRICA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 25 (1914), 02 (1.18), N.07 (4.18). Launched 20.5.05 Chatham DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, Mediterranean 1916-17, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.6.20 Ellis, Newcastle.

BRITANNIA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 27 (1914), 21 (1.18), N.40 (4.18). Launched 10.12.04 Portsmouth DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, Mediterranean 1916-17. Log Book Availability. Sunk 9.11.18 by UB.50 off Cape Trafalgar.

COMMONWEALTH, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 31 (1914), 44 (1.18), 31 (4.18), N.88 (6.18). Launched 13.5.03 Fairfield. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

DOMINION, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 41 (1914), 54 (1.18), 41 (4.18), N.90 (6.18). Launched 25.8.03 Vickers. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, arrived Preston 28.10.24 after laying up at Belfast.

HIBERNIA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 60 (1914), 70 (1.18), N.66 (4.18). Launched 17.6.05 Devonport DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

HINDUSTAN, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 62 (1914), 71 (1.18), N.67 (4.18). Launched 19.12.03 John Brown. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, arrived 14.10.23 after laying up at Belfast.

KING EDWARD VII, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, 66 (1914). Launched 23.7.03 Devonport DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14. Mined 6.1.16 off Cape Wrath.

NEW ZEALAND (1911) - see ZEALANDIA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class.

ZEALANDIA, pre-dreadnought battleship, King Edward VII-class, ex-NEW ZEALAND renamed 1.11.11, 73 (1914), 2C (1.18), 19 (4.18), N.89 (6.18). Launched 4.2.04 Portsmouth DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Sold 8.11.21 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 

LORD NELSON-class


HMS Agamemnon (Maritime Quest)

AGAMEMNON, pre-dreadnought battleship, Lord Nelson-class, 01 (1914), 03 (1.18, cancelled 4.18). Launched 23.6.06 Beardmore. 16,500 tons, 443(oa), 410(pp)x79x27ft. TE 16750ihp, 18.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 10-9.2in, 24-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 12in guns. 5th BS for year in Channel and Grand Fleet, then Mediterranean until 1919. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Converted to radio-controlled target ship at Chatham 6.19-7.21. Sold 24.1.27 Cashmore.

LORD NELSON, pre-dreadnought battleship, Lord Nelson-class, 04 (1914), 82 (1.18, cancelled 4.18). Launched 4.9.06 Palmer. 16,500 tons, 443(oa), 410(pp)x79x27ft. TE 16750ihp, 18.5kts. Armament: 4-12in, 10-9.2in, 24-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 12in guns. 5th BS for year in Channel and Grand Fleet, then Mediterranean until 1919. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 4.6.20 Stanlee, resold Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 


 

 

2. DREADNOUGHT BATTLESHIPS

 

DREADNOUGHT


HMS Dreadnought (Maritime Quest)

DREADNOUGHT, the first dreadnought battleship, 00 (1914), 56 (1.18), 73 (4.18). Laid down 2.10.05, launched 10.2.06 Portsmouth DY, completed 12.06. 17900 tons, 526(oa), 490(pp)x82x27ft. Turbine 23000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 27-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 11in sides, 2.75in deck, 11in guns. Grand Fleet, 4th BS until 1916, 3rd BS to 1918, then returned to 4th BS. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Inverkeithing.

 

BELLEROPHON-class

HMS Temeraire (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

 

BELLEROPHON, dreadnought battleship, Bellerophon-class, 72 (1914), 11 (1.18), 63 (4.18). Launched 27.7.07 Portsmouth DY. 18,600 tons, 526(oa), 490(pp)x82x27ft. Turbine 23000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-18in tt. Armour: 11in sides, 4in deck, 11in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C., BU in Germany.

SUPERB, dreadnought battleship, Bellerophon-class, 49 (1914), A0 (1.18), 49 (4.18). Launched 7.11.07 Armstrong. 18,600 tons, 526(oa), 490(pp)x82x27ft. Turbine 23000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-18in tt. Armour: 11in sides, 4in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 4th BS 1915-18, Mediterranean in 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.12.22 Stanlee.

TEMERAIRE, dreadnought battleship, Bellerophon-class, 48 (1914), A2 (1.18), 92 (4.18). Launched 24.8.07 Devonport DY. 18,600 tons, 526(oa), 490(pp)x82x27ft. Turbine 23000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-18in tt. Armour: 11in sides, 4in deck, 11in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet 1914-18, Mediterranean in 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.12.21 Stanlee.

 

ST VINCENT-class


HMS Collingwood (Maritime Quest)

COLLINGWOOD, dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class, 26 (1914), 42 (1.18), 03 (4.18). Launched 7.11.08 Devonport DY. 19,250 tons, 536(oa), 500(pp)x84x27ft. Turbine 24500shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 20-4in, 2-18in tt. Armour: 10in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.12.22 Cashmore.

RODNEY (c1909) - see VANGUARD, dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class.

ST. VINCENT, dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class, 16 (1914), 7A (1.18), 85 (4.18). Launched 10.9.08 Portsmouth DY. 19,250 tons, 536(oa), 500(pp)x84x27ft. Turbine 24500shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 20-4in, 2-18in tt. Armour: 10in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

VANGUARD (was to be named RODNEY), dreadnought battleship, St Vincent-class, 39 (1914). Launched 22.2.09 Vickers. 19,250 tons, 536(oa), 500(pp)x84x27ft. Turbine 24500shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 20-4in, 2-18in tt. Armour: 10in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th BS. Sunk 9.7.17 by internal explosion at Scapa Flow. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

 

NEPTUNE AND COLOSSUS-class


HMS Colussus (Maritime Quest)

COLOSSUS, dreadnought battleship, improved Neptune or Colossus-class, 93 (1914), 43 (1.18), 24 (4.18). Launched 9.4.10 Scotts. 20,000 tons, 546(oa), 510(pp)x86x27ft. Turbine 25000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (4-4in replaced by 2-3pdr AA). Armour: 11in sides, 3in deck. 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet until 1916, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 7.28 Alloa S. Bkg. Co, Rosyth.

FOUDROYANT (c1909) - see NEPTUNE, dreadnought battleship, Neptune-class,

HERCULES, dreadnought battleship, improved Neptune or Colossus-class, 47 (1914), 69 (1.18), 54 (4.18). Launched 10.5.10 Palmer. 20,000 tons, 546(oa), 510(pp)x86x27ft. Turbine 25000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (4-4in replaced by 2-3pdr AA). Armour: 11in sides, 3in deck. 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet until 1916, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C., BU in Germany.

NEPTUNE (was to be named FOUDROYANT), dreadnought battleship, Neptune-class, 02 (1914), 89 (1.18), 79 (4.18). Launched 30.9.09 Portsmouth DY. 19,900 tons, 546(oa), 510(pp)x86x27ft. Turbine 25000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (4-4in replaced by 2-3pdr AA). Armour: 10in sides, 3in deck. 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet until 1916, then 4th BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.22 Hughes Bolckow.

 

ORION-class


HMS Orion (Photo Ships)

CONQUEROR, dreadnought battleship, Orion-class, 06 (1914), 47 (1.18), 95 (4.18). Launched 1.5.11 Beardmore. 22,500 tons, 581(oa), 545(pp)x88x27ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2 AA guns added during war). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 19.12.22 Cox & Danks, Upnor.

KING GEORGE V (c1911) - see MONARCH, dreadnought battleship, Orion-class,

MONARCH (was to be named KING GEORGE V), dreadnought battleship, Orion-class, 55 (1914), 88 (1.18), 60 (4.18). Launched 30.3.11 Armstrong. 22,500 tons, 581(oa), 545(pp)x88x27ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2 AA guns added during war). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sunk 20.1.25 as target off Scilly.

ORION (2), dreadnought battleship, Orion-class, 52 (1914), 91 (1.18), 86 (4.18). Launched 20.8.10 Portsmouth DY. 22,500 tons, 581(oa), 545(pp)x88x27ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2 AA guns added during war). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 19.12.22 Cox & Danks, Upnor

THUNDERER, dreadnought battleship, Orion-class, 32 (1914), A3 (1.18), 36 (4.18). Launched 1.2.11 Thames IW. 22,500 tons, 581(oa), 545(pp)x88x27ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2 AA guns added during war). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.26 Hughes Bolckow.

 

KING GEORGE V-class


HMS Ajax (CyberHeritage)

AJAX, dreadnought battleship, King George V-class, 40 (1914), 05 (1.18), 46 (4.18). Launched 21.3.12 Scotts. 23,000 tons, 597(oa), 555(pp)x89x28ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2-4in AA added). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.11.26 Alloa, Rosyth.

AUDACIOUS, dreadnought battleship, King George V-class, 54 (1914). Launched 14.9.12 Cammell Laird. 23,000 tons, 597(oa), 555(pp)x89x28ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2-4in AA added). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914. Mined 27.10.14 off Tory Island.

CENTURION, dreadnought battleship, King George V-class, 21 (1914), 35 (1.18), 83 (4.18). Launched 18.11.11 Devonport DY. 23,000 tons, 597(oa), 555(pp)x89x28ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2-4in AA added). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Converted to target ship at Chatham DY 4.20 to 8.27, dummy battleship ANSON 1941. Sunk 9.6.44 as blockship at Arromanches.

KING GEORGE V (was to be named ROYAL GEORGE), dreadnought battleship, King George V-class, 61 (1914), 77 (1.18), 70 (4.18). Launched 9.10.11 Portsmouth DY. 23,000 tons, 597(oa), 555(pp)x89x28ft. Turbine 27000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt (2-4in AA added). Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 2nd BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.26 Alloa, Rosyth.

ROYAL GEORGE (c1911) - see KING GEORGE V, dreadnought battleship, King George V-class.

 

IRON DUKE-class


HMS Benbow (Maritime Quest)

BENBOW, dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class, 75 (1914), 14 (1.18), 51 (4.18). Launched 12.11.13 Beardmore. 25,000 tons, 623(oa), 580(pp)x89x29ft. Turbine 29000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet to 1916, then 1st BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 3.31 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

DELHI (1) (1913) - see IRON DUKE, dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class.

EMPEROR OF INDIA, dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class, 11 (1914), 60 (1.18), 16 (4.18). Launched 27.11.13 Vickers. 25,000 tons, 623(oa), 580(pp)x89x29ft. Turbine 29000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet to 1916, then 1st BS. Sunk 1.7.31 as target, raised, sold 6.2.32 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

IRON DUKE (ex-DELHI renamed 10.13), dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class, 94 (1914), 76 (1.18), 14 (4.18). Launched 12.10.12 Portsmouth DY. 25,000 tons, 623(oa), 580(pp)x89x29ft. Turbine 29000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. Fleet flagship Grand Fleet 1914-17, then 1st BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Gunnery ship 1931, depot ship 1939. Sold 2.3.46, BU by Metal Ind, Rosyth.

MARLBOROUGH, dreadnought battleship, Iron Duke-class, 79 (1914), 85 (1.18), 66 (4.18). Launched 24.10.12 Devonport DY. 25,000 tons, 623(oa), 580(pp)x89x29ft. Turbine 29000shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 2.5in deck, 11in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 27.6.32 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

 

ex-Turkish and Chilean Ships


HMS Agincourt (Maritime Quest)

AGINCOURT, dreadnought battleship, ex-TURKISH SULTAN OSMAN I seized 2.8.14, ex-Brazilian Rio de Janeiro sold 1.14, 53 (1914), 04 (1.18), 09 (4.18). Launched 22.1.13 Armstrong. 27,500 tons, 672(oa), 632(pp)x89x27ft. Turbine 34000shp, 22kts. Armament: 14-12in, 20-6in, 6-3in, 2-3in AA. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet to 1915, 1st BS to 1918, 2nd BS late 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 19.12.22 Rosyth S. Bkg. Co.


HMS Canada (Maritime Quest)

CANADA (1), dreadnought battleship, 28 (1914), 26 (1.18), 01 (4.18). Launched as Chilean ALMIRANTE LATORRE (ex-Valparaiso) 27.11.13 Armstrong, purchased 9.9.14. 28,000 tons, 661(oa), 625(pp)x103x28ft. Turbine 37000shp, 22.5kts. Armament: 10-14in, 12-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 10in sides, 4in deck, 16in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet to 1916, then 1st BS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Returned 4.20 to Chilean Navy as ALMIRANTE LATORRE. (For Chilean sister ship, ALMIRANTE COCHRANE, see EAGLE, aircraft carrier).


HMS Erin (Maritime Quest)

ERIN, dreadnought battleship, ex-Turkish RESHADIEH seized 8.14, 56 (1914), 61 (1.18), 76 (4.18). Launched 3.9.13 Vickers. 23,000 tons, 559(oa), 525(pp)x91x28ft. Turbine 26500shp, 21kts. Armament: 10-13.5in, 16-6in, 2-12pdr AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 1.5in deck, 11in guns. 4th BS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 2nd BS 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 19.12.22 Cox & Danks, Queenborough.

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH-class


HMS Barham (Photo Ships)

AGINCOURT, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, ordered at Portsmouth DY. Cancelled 26.8.14.

BARHAM, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 97 (1914), 10 (1.18), 34 (4.18). Launched 31.12.14 John Brown. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sunk 25.11.41 by U.331 in central Mediterranean.

MALAYA, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 3A (1914), 84 (1.18), 06 (4.18). Launched 18.3.15 Armstrong. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 20.2.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane.

QUEEN ELIZABETH, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 10 (1914), 97 (1.18), 00 (4.18). Launched 16.10.13 Portsmouth DY. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion, Fleet Flagship from 1917. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 19.3.48, BU Arnott Young, Dalmuir.

VALIANT (2), dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 34 (1914), A6 (1.18), 43 (4.18). Launched 4.11.14 Fairfield. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.3.48, BU Arnott Young, Cairnryan.

WARSPITE, dreadnought battleship, Queen Elizabeth-class, 57 (1914), A9 (1.18), 12 (4.18). Launched 26.11.13 Devonport DY. 27,500 tons, 640(oa), 600(pp)x90x30ft. Turbine 75000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 5th BS attached to Battlecruiser Force, Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.7.46 for Metal Ind, Faslane, wrecked in tow 23.4.47 in Mounts Bay, wreck sold 6.49 R. H. Bennett.

 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN-class


HMS Ramillies in WW2 (Maritime Quest)

RAMILLIES, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 74 (1914), 98 (1.18), 21 (4.18). Launched 12.9.16 Beardmore. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 20.2.48, BU Arnott Young, Cairnryan and Troon.

RENOWN (c1915) - see REVENGE, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class,

RESISTANCE, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, ordered at Devonport DY. Cancelled 26.8.14.

RESOLUTION, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 8A (1914), 1A (1.18), 57 (4.18). Launched 14.1.15 Palmer. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 5.5.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane.

REVENGE (2) (was to be named RENOWN), dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 98 (1914), 2A (1.18), 29 (4.18). Launched Vickers 29.5.15. 25,750 tons, 628(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Arrived 5.9.48 Ward, Inverkeithing to BU.

ROYAL OAK, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 67 (1914), 4A (1.18), 38 (4.18). Launched 17.11.14 Devonport DY. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sunk 14.10.39 by U.47 in Scapa Flow.

ROYAL SOVEREIGN, dreadnought battleship, Royal Sovereign-class, 59 (1914), 5A (1.18), 89 (4.18). Launched 29.4.15 Portsmouth DY. 25,750 tons, 624(oa), 580(pp)x88 (102 over bulges)x28ft. Turbine 40000shp, 23kts. Armament: 8-15in, 14-6in, 2-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Armour: 13in sides, 5.5in deck, 13in guns. 1st BS Grand Fleet from completion. Lent Russia 30.5.44 to 9.2.49 as Archangelsk. Sold 5.4.49, BU Ward, Inverkeithing.

 


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3. BATTLECRUISERS

 

INVINCIBLE-class

HMS Invincible (both Maritime Quest)

 

INDOMITABLE (1), battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 77 (1914), 74 (1.18), 05 (4.18). Launched 16.3.07 Fairfield. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. In Mediterranean 8.14, joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914 until 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

INFLEXIBLE, battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 83 (1914), 75 (1.18), 47 (4.18). Launched 26.6.07 John Brown. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. In Mediterranean 8.14, detached to South Atlantic 1914 (Battle of the Falklands), joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914 until 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Dardanelles 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee, resold, BU in Germany.

INVINCIBLE, battlecruiser, Invincible-class, 85 (1914). Launched 13.4.07 Armstrong. 17,250 tons, 567(oa), 530(pp)x78x26ft. Turbine 41000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. At Queenstown 8.14, then Humber area, detached to South Atlantic 1914 (Battle of the Falklands), joined Grand Fleet Battlecruiser Force late 1914. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

 

INDEFATIGABLE-class

HMS New Zealand (Photo Ships)

 

AUSTRALIA (RAN), battlecruiser, Indefatigable-class, C6 (2.15), 09 (1.18), 81 (4.18). Launched 25.10.11 John Brown. 18,800 tons, 590(oa), 555(pp)x80x26ft. Turbine 43000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. Pacific 8.14, joined 2nd BCS Grand Fleet in 1915. Sunk 12.4.24 as target off Sydney.

INDEFATIGABLE, battlecruiser, Indefatigable-class, 13 (1914). Launched 28.10.09 Devonport DY. 18,750 tons, 590(oa), 555(pp)x80x26ft. Turbine 43000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. Mediterranean 8.14, 2nd BCS Grand Fleet in 1915.Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

NEW ZEALAND, battlecruiser, Indefatigable-class, 08 (1914), 90 (1.18), 53 (4.18). Launched 1.7.11 Fairfield. 18,800 tons, 590(oa), 555(pp)x80x26ft. Turbine 43000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-12in, 16-4in, 3-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 7in guns. 1st BCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 2nd BCS 1915-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.12.22 Rosyth S. Bkg. Co.

 

LION-class

HMS Princess Royal (Photo Ships)

 

LION, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 22 (1914), 79 (1.18), 67 (4.18). Launched 6.8.10 Devonport DY. 26,350 tons, 700(oa), 660(pp)x88x28ft. Turbine 70000shp, 28kts. Armament: 8-13.5in, 16-4in, 2-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet 1914-18, Battlecruiser Force flagship from 1915. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 31.1.24 Hughes Bolckow, Jarrow.

PRINCESS ROYAL, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 29 (1914), 95 (1.18), 68 (4.18). Launched 29.4.11 Vickers. 26,350 tons, 700(oa), 660(pp)x88x28ft. Turbine 70000shp, 28kts. Armament: 8-13.5in, 16-4in, 2-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.12.22 Rosyth S. Bkg. Co.

QUEEN MARY, battlecruiser, Lion-class, 14 (1914). Launched 20.3.12 Palmer. 26,500 tons, 704(oa), 660(pp)x88x28ft. Turbine 75000shp, 28kts. Armament: 8-13.5in, 16-4in, 2-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from 1914. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916.

 

TIGER


HMS Tiger (Maritime Quest)

TIGER, battlecruiser, improvement on Lion-class design, 42 (1914), A4 (1.18), 91 (4.18). Launched 15.12.13 John Brown. 28,500 tons, 704(oa), 660(pp)x90x28ft. Turbine 85000shp, 28kts. (later 108000shp, 29kts). Armament: 8-13.5in, 12-6in, 4-3pdr, 4-21in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 3in deck, 9in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 2.32 Ward, Inverkeithing.

 

RENOWN-class

HMS Renown at Auckland, possibly during post-war

Royal Tour (Dave Martin)

 

RENOWN, battlecruiser, Renown-class, 64 (1.16), 99 (1.18), 23 (4.18). Laid down as Royal Sovereign-class battleship, originally ordered from Palmer, launched 4.3.16 Fairfield. 26,500 tons, 794(oa), 750(pp)x90x27ft. Turbine 112000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 6-15in, 17-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.3.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane.

REPULSE, battlecruiser, Renown-class, 54 (1.16), OA (1.18), 26 (4.18). Laid down as Royal Sovereign-class battleship, launched 8.1.16 John Brown. 26,500 tons, 794(oa), 750(pp)x90x27ft. Turbine 112000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 6-15in, 17-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sunk 10.12.41 by Japanese aircraft off Malaya.

 

GLORIOUS-class (1st class cruisers or light battlecruisers)


HMS Glorious (Photo Ships)

COURAGEOUS, light battlecruiser, Glorious-class, 51 (1.18), 94 (4.18). Launched 5.2.16 Armstrong. 18,600 tons, 786(oa), 735(pp)x81x24ft. Turbine 90000shp, 31kts. Armament: 4-15in, 18-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-(later 14) 21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 3in deck, 7in guns. Fitted 4.17 to carry 202 mines, no operations, ordered removed 23.11.17. 1st CS Grand Fleet from completion. Converted to aircraft carrier 6.24 to 5.28. Sunk 17.9.39 by U.29, S.W. Approaches.

GLORIOUS, light battlecruiser, Glorious-class, 67 (1.18), 56 (4.18). Launched 20.4.16 Harland & Wolff. 18,600 tons, 786(oa), 735(pp)x81x24ft. Turbine 90000shp, 31kts. Armament: 4-15in, 18-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-(later 14) 21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 3in deck, 7in guns. 1st CS Grand Fleet from completion. Conversion to aircraft carrier completed by 3.30. Sunk 8.6.40 by German battlecruisers off Narvik.

 

FURIOUS (1st class cruiser or light battlecruiser)


HMS Furious (RF)

FURIOUS, light battlecruiser, later aircraft carrier, 65 (1.18), 40 (4.18). Designed to mount 2-18in guns, launched 15.8.16 Armstrong, completed with flight deck forward and 1-18in gun aft 7.17; on 1.9.17, gun ordered removed and flight deck added aft, completed 1918. 19,510 tons, 786(oa), 750(pp)x88x24ft. Turbine 94000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 1-18in, 11-5.5in, 4-3in AA, 18-(later 6) 21in tt. as aircraft carrier 16 aircraft. Armour: 3in sides, 3in deck, 7in guns. Served with Flying Squadron Grand Fleet 1918. Received full flight deck and island removed 1921-25. Sold 23.1.48, BU Dalmuir and Troon.

 

HOOD-class

HMS Hood (Maritime Quest)

 

HOOD, battlecruiser, Hood-class, 51 (3.20). Launched 22.8.18 John Brown, completed 3.20. 41,200 tons, 860(oa), 810(pp)x104x28ft. Turbine 144000shp, 31kts. Armament: 8-15 in. 12-5.5in, 4-4in AA, 4-3pdr, 6-21in tt. Armour: 12in sides, 3in deck, 15in guns. Log Book Availability. Sunk 24.5.41 by gunfire of German BISMARCK, Greenland Passage.

RODNEY, battlecruiser, Hood-class, building Fairfield. Work suspended 9.3.17, cancelled 10.18.

 


 

 

4. CRUISERS

 

4.1 ex-1st-class Cruisers

 

BLAKE-class

BLAKE - see Depot Ships.

BLENHEIM - see Depot Ships.

 

EDGAR-class

HMS Gibraltar (CyberHeritage)

 

CRESCENT, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A4 (1914), N.04 (9.15), N.29 (1.18). Launched 30.3.92 Portsmouth DY. 7,700 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 12-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. Guardship (4-6in guns) 2.15. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, depot ship in Scapa Flow/Rosyth area from 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.9.21, BU in Germany.

GIBRALTAR, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A7 (1914), N.19 (9.15), N.49 (1.18). Launched 27.4.92 Napier. 7,700 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 12-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, depot ship in Scapa Flow/Rosyth area from 6.15. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.23 Cashmore.

EDGAR, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A5 (1914), N.05 (9.15), N.38 (1.18). Launched 24.11.90 Devonport DY. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, fitted with bulges, served Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

ENDYMION, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A6 (1914), N.17 (9.15), N.41 (1.18). Launched 22.7.91 Earle. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, fitted with bulges, served Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 16.3.20 Evans, Cardiff.

GRAFTON, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A8 (1914), N.23 (9.15), N.53 (1.18). Launched 30.1.92 Thames IW. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, fitted with bulges, served Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

HAWKE, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, A9 (1914). Launched 11.3.91 Chatham DY. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic. Sunk 15.10.14 by U.9 in North Sea.

ROYAL ARTHUR (laid down as CENTAUR), cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, AO (1914), N.10 (9.15), N.86 (1.18). Launched 26.2.91 Portsmouth DY. 7,700 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 1-9.2in, 12-6in, 12-6pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914, depot ship in Scapa Flow/Rosyth area from 2.15. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

ST. GEORGE - see Depot Ships.

THESEUS, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Edgar-class, 2A (1914), N.14 (9.15), N.98 (1.18). Launched 8.9.92 Thames IW. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4- (1.18).tt, Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 

POWERFUL-class


HMS Powerful (Maritime Quest/Richard Usher)

POWERFUL - see Harbour Service.

TERRIBLE, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Powerful-class, P.70 (1914), P.A9 (1.18). Launched 27.5.95 Thomson. 14,200 tons, 538(oa), 500(pp)x71x27ft. TE 25000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 16-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in deck, 6in guns. Transport and trooping service, Mediterranean 1915-16, accommodation ship Portsmouth, harbour service 1.18. FISGARD III from 8.20. Sold 7.32 Cashmore.

 

DIADEM-class

HMS Amphitrite (Photo Ships)

 

AMPHITRITE, cruiser, later minelayer, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, D.52 (1914), P.7C (1.18). Launched 5.1.98 Vickers. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. 9th CS to 1915, then harbour service, conversion to minelayer completed 9.7.17 Portsmouth DY, 4-6in, 1-4in AA, 354 mines. 1st Mine Squadron, Grangemouth 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.4.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

ANDROMEDA, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class - see Harbour Service,

ARGONAUT, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, P.78 (1914), P.04 (1.18). Launched 24.1.98 Fairfield. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. 9th CS to 1915, then harbour service. Log Book Availability. Sold 18.5.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

ARIADNE, cruiser, later minelayer, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, P.69 (1914). Launched 22.4.98 Thomson. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. Laid up at Devonport, conversion to minelayer completed 20.3.17 Devonport DY, 4-6in, 1-4in AA, 400 mines. 1st Mine Squadron, Grangemouth from 1917. Sunk 26.7.17 by UC.65 off Beachy Head.

EUROPA, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, P.06 (1914), P.91 (1.18). Launched 20.3.97 John Brown. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. 9th CS to 1915, then depot ship in the Mediterranean 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 15.9.20 G. F. Bletto, Malta.

DIADEM, cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, P.20 (1914), N.50 (9.15), N.32 (1.18). Launched 21.10.96 Fairfield. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. Stokers' training ship Portsmouth 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

NIOBE (RCN), cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class. Launched 20.2.97 Vickers. 11,000 tons, 466(oa), 435(pp)x69x26ft. TE 16500ihp, 20.5kts. Armament: 16-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in deck, 4.5in guns. RCN 6.9.10. Halifax in 1914, disarmed for harbour service 10.15. BU 1922 at Philadelphia.

SPARTIATE, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class - see Harbour Service.

 

4.2 ex-Armoured Cruisers

 

CRESSY-class

HMS Bacchante in Port Said (Photo Ships)

 

ABOUKIR, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.00 (1914). Launched 16.5.00 Fairfield. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sunk with CRESSY and HOGUE, 22.9.14 by U.9 in North Sea.

BACCHANTE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.39 (1914), N.09 (1.18). Launched 21.2.01 John Brown. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt (4-6in removed 1916). Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914, 12th CS 1914-15, then Mediterranean to 1916, 9th CS West Africa 1917-18. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability - Jun 1917 to Apr 1919, Flagship 9th CS Gibraltar, incl Central and South Atlantic. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

CRESSY, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.40 (1914). Launched 4.12.99 Fairfleld. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914. Sunk with ABOUKIR and HOGUE, 22.9.14 by U.9 in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914.

EURYALUS, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.51 (1914), N.44 (1.18). Launched 20.5.01 Vickers. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. (4-6in removed 1916). Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914, 12th CS 1914-15, Mediterranean to 1916, then East Indies. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dardanelles 1915,]. Log Book Availability. Converting to minelayer from 11.17 at Hong Kong, not complete at war's end. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, resold and BU 1922 in Germany.

HOGUE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.59 (1914). Launched 13.8.00 Vickers. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 7th CS 1914. Sunk with ABOUKIR and CRESSY, 22.9.14 by U.9 in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914.

SUTLEJ, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Cressy-class, N.74 (1914), N.65 (4.18). Launched 18.11.99 John Brown. 12,000 tons, 472(oa), 440(pp)x69x25ft. TE 21000ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 12-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. (4-6in removed 1916). Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 9th CS 1914, 11th CS 1914-15, under repair at Devonport 1916, 9th CS West Africa 1916-17, accommodation ship Rosyth 1917-18, later depot ship. Log Book Availability. Renamed CRESCENT II 1.1920. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston.

 

DRAKE-class

HMS Drake (Navy Photos)

 

AFRICA (1899) - see GOOD HOPE, armoured cruiser, Drake-class.

DRAKE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.09 (1914). Launched 5.3.01 Pembroke DY. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 1914-15, North America & West Indies 1916-17. Log Book Availability. Torpedoed by U.79 in North Channel, capsized 2.10.17 in Rathlin Sound.

GOOD HOPE (laid down as AFRICA, renamed 2.10.99), cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.16 (1914). Launched 21.2.01 Fairfield. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 8.14, then 4th CS North America & West Indies. Sunk 1.11.14 at the Battle of Coronel.

KING ALFRED, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.10 (1914), P.98 (1.18). Launched 28.10.01 Vickers. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 1914, 9th CS West Africa 1915-17. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.1.20 F. Rijsdijk, Holland.

LEVIATHAN, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Drake-class, P.28 (1914), P.73 (9.15), P.1A (1.18). Launched 3.7.01 John Brown. 14,100 tons, 533(oa), 500(pp)x71x25ft. TE 30000ihp, 24kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 16-6in, 14-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 6in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 8.14, 1st CS, Grand Fleet 1914-15, North America & West Indies 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.3.20 Hughes, Bolckow.

 

KENT-class

HMS Berwick (Photo Ships)

 

BERWICK, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 36 (1914), P.74 (9.15), P.08 (1.18). Launched 20.9.02 Beardmore. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, BU in Germany 1922.

BEDFORD, armoured cruiser, Kent-class. Wrecked 21.8.10.

CORNWALL, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, D.31 (1914), P.04 (9.15), P.84 (1.18). Launched 29.10.02 Pembroke DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 5th CS West Africa 1914, South America 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915, China 1916-17, North America & West Indies 1917-18. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.6.20 Ward, Briton Ferry.

CUMBERLAND, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, D.37 (1914), P.76 (9.15), P.86 (1.18). Launched 16.12.02 London & Glasgow. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 5th CS West Africa 1914, 6th CS Grand Fleet 1914-15, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Cameroons 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

DONEGAL, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 9C (1914), 55 (1.18), N.28 (4.18). Launched 4.9.02 Fairfield. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 6th CS Grand Fleet 1915, 7th CS Grand Fleet 1915-16, 9th CS West Africa 1916-17, North America & West Indies 1916-18, China 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, resold Granton S. Bkg. Co.

ESSEX, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 51 (1914), 62 (1.18), N.38 (4.18). Launched 29.8.01 Pembroke DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-15, 9th CS Atlantic 1915-16, accommodation ship Devonport 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

KENT, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, P.27 (1914), P.80 (9.15), P.99 (1.18). Launched 6.3.01 Portsmouth DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.20 at Hong Kong.

LANCASTER, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 71 (1914), 78 (1.18). Launched 22.3.02 Armstrong. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-15, Pacific 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 3.3.20 Ward, Preston.

MONMOUTH, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, D.28 (1914). Launched 13.11.01 London & Glasgow. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 5th CS West Africa, then South America 1914. Sunk 1.11.14 at Coronel.

SUFFOLK, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Kent-class, 20 (1914), P.87 (9.15), P.A5 (1.18). Launched 15.1.03 Portsmouth DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-16, China 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, resold, BU 1922 in Germany.

 

DEVONSHIRE-class

HMS Antrim (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

 

ANTRIM, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 09 (1914), 07 (1.18), N.58 (4.18). Launched 8.10.03 John Brown. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 19.12.22 Hughes Bolckow, Derwanthaugh.

ARGYLL, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 80 (1914). Launched 3.4.04 Scotts. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. 3rd CS Grand Fleet from 1914. Wrecked 28.10.15 on Bell Rock.

CARNARVON, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 30 (1914), P.3A (9.15), P.80 (1.18). Launched 7.10.03 Beardmore. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. 5th CS West Africa 1914, South America 1914-15, North America & West Indies 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

DEVONSHIRE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 38 (1914), 53 (1.18), N.19 (4.18). Launched 30.4.04 Chatham DY. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston and Barrow.

HAMPSHIRE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 50 (1914). Launched 4.9.03 Armstrong. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. China 1914, 6th CS and 7th CS Grand Fleet 1915-16. Mined 5.6.16 off the Orkneys. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

ROXBURGH, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Devonshire-class, 86 (1914), 3A (1.18), N.34 (4.18). Launched 19.1.04 London & Glasgow. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 

DUKE OF EDINBURGH-class

HMS Duke of Edinburgh (Navy Photos)

 

BLACK PRINCE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Duke of Edinburgh-class, 65 (1914). Launched 8.11.04 Thames IW. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 10-6in, 23-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. Mediterranean 1914, 1st CS Grand Fleet 1914-16. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Duke of Edinburgh-class, 15 (1914), 58 (1.18), N.33 (6.18). Launched 11.6.04 Pembroke DY. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 10-6in, 23-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. Mediterranean 1914, 1st CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America and West Indies 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.4.20 Hughes Bolckow.

 

WARRIOR-class

HMS Achilles (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

 

ACHILLES, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Warrior or improved Duke of Edinburgh-class, 24 (1914), 00 (1.18), N.03 (4.18). Launched 17.6.05 Armstrong. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 4-7.5in, 1-12pdr, 29-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. Crew: 712. 2nd CS Grand Fleet 1914-17, North America and West Indies 1917-18, then returned to 2nd CS. Single ship action with DUNDEE v LEOPARD (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) 16 Mar 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

COCHRANE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Warrior or improved Duke of Edinburgh-class, 19 (1914), 41 (1.18). N.10 (4.18). Launched 20.5.05 Fairfield. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 4-7.5in, 1-12pdr, 29-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. 2nd CS Grand Fleet 1914-17, North America and West Indies 1917-18, then returned to 2nd CS. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Stranded 14.11.18 in the Mersey.

NATAL, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Warrior or improved Duke of Edinburgh-class, 69 (1914). Launched 30.9.05 Vickers. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 4-7.5in, 1-12pdr, 29-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. 2nd CS Grand Fleet from 1914. Sunk 30.12.15 by internal explosion, Cromarty Firth.

WARRIOR (1), cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Warrior or improved Duke of Edinburgh-class, 18 (1914). Launched 25.11.05 Pembroke DY. 13,550 tons, 505(oa), 480(pp)x73x26ft. TE 23000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 6-9.2in, 4-7.5in, 1-12pdr, 29-3pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1in deck, 6in guns. Mediterranean 1914, 1st CS Grand Fleet 1914-16. Foundered in tow 1.6.16 after damage at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

 

MINOTAUR-class

HMS Defence (Navy Photos)

 

DEFENCE, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Minotaur-class, 05 (1914). Launched 24.4.07 Pembroke DY. 14,600 tons, 519(oa), 490(pp)x75x25ft. TE 27000ihp, 22.5kts. Armament: 4-9.2in, 10-7.5in, 16-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1.5in deck, 8in guns. Mediterranean 1914, 1st CS Grand Fleet 1915-16. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

MINOTAUR, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Minotaur-class, 91 (2.15), 87 (1.18), 71 (4.18), N.73 (6.18). Launched 6.6.06 Devonport DY. 14,600 tons, 519(oa), 490(pp)x75x25ft. TE 27000ihp, 22.5kts. Armament: 4-9.2in, 10-7.5in, 16-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1.5in deck, 8in guns. China 1914, 7th CS Grand Fleet 1915-16, 2nd CS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.4.20 Ward, Milford Haven

ORION (1), armoured cruiser, Minotaur-class. Cancelled.

SHANNON, cruiser, ex-armoured cruiser, Minotaur-class, 92 (1914), 8A (1.18), 74 (4.18), N.25 (6.18). Launched 20.9.06 Chatham DY. 14,600 tons, 519(oa), 490(pp)x75x25ft. TE 27000ihp, 22.5kts. Armament: 4-9.2in, 10-7.5in, 16-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 1.5in deck, 8in guns. 2nd CS Grand Fleet 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 12.12.22 McLellan.

 


 

 

5. LIGHT CRUISERS

 

5.1 ex-2nd-class Cruisers

 

APOLLO-class

HMS Sirius (Photo Ships)

 

ANDROMACHE - see Minelayers.

APOLLO - see Minelayers.

BRILLIANT, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.16 (1914), N.14 (1.18). Launched 24.6.91 Sheerness DY. 3,600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Depot ship in the Tyne 1914-15, Lerwick 1915-18. Lost 23.4.18 in attempt to block Ostend. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918.

IPHIGENIA - see Minelayers.

INTREPID - see Minelayers.

LATONA - see Minelayers.

NAIAD - see Minelayers.

RAINBOW (RCN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class. Launched 25.3.91 Palmer. 3,600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. To RCN 8.10, served in Pacific, based at Esquimalt as depot ship. Sold 1920.

SAPPHO, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, P.41 (1914), P.A1 (1.18). Launched 9.5.91 Samuda. 3,400 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Grand Fleet flagship tender 1914-16, then laid up. Sold 3.21 Castle, Plymouth.

SIRIUS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class, N.20 (1914), N.94 (1.18). Launched 27.10.90 Armstrong. 3,600 tons, 314(oa), 300(pp)x43x16ft. TE 9000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 4-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Nore command until 1915, West Africa until 1918, the UK. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability. Lost 23.4.18 in attemptt to block Ostend.

SPARTAN - see Harbour Service.

THETIS - see Minelayers.

 

ASTRAEA-class

HMS Astraea (Photo Ships)

 

ASTRAEA, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class. Launched 17.3.93 Devonport DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Cape and West Africa stations 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Cameroons 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, BU in Germany.

BONAVENTURE - see Depot Ships

CAMBRIAN, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class. Launched 31.1.93 Pembroke DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Depot ship HARLECH from 3.16, VIVID from 9.21. Sold 21.2.23 Young, Sunderland.

CHARYBDIS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class, D.56 (1914), P.56 (9.15), N.21 (1.18). Launched 15.6.93 Sheerness DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. 12th CS, then laid up Bermuda 1914 after collision damage, completed 3.18 as cargo carrier, on loan to 12.19. Sold 27.1.22 in Bermuda, resold 10.23, BU in Holland.

FLORA - see Harbour Service.

FORTE. Sold 2.4.14.

FOX, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class. Launched 15.6.93 Portsmouth DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. East Indies 1914, East Africa & Egypt 1915-17, Red Sea 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 14.7.20 Cardiff Marine Stores.

HERMIONE, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class, P.17 (1914), N.32 (9.15), N.57 (1.18). Launched 7.11.93 Devonport DY. 4,360 tons, 339(oa), 320(pp)x49x17ft. TE 9000ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck, 4.5in guns. Guardship, then depot ship Southampton 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 25.10.21 Multilocular S. Bkg Co, resold 18.12.22, became training ship WARSPITE, BU 9.40 Ward, Gray.

 

ECLIPSE-class

HMS Diana (Photo Ships)

 

DIANA, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.18 (1914), P.58 (9.15), N.34. Launched 5.12.95 Fairfield. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 12th CS 1914-15, China and East Indies stations until 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

DIDO - see Depot Ships.

DORIS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.59 (1914), P.47 (9.15), no pendant. assigned (1.18). Launched 3.3.96 Vickers. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to Mediterranean and East Indies. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 20.2.19 at Bombay.

ECLIPSE, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.58 (1914), no pendant. assigned (9.15). Launched 19.7.94 Portsmouth DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 12th CS 1914-15, accommodation ship 1915-18, including depot ship 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.21 Cohen.

ISIS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.60 (1914), P.60 (9.15), N.61 (1.18). Launched 27.6.96 London & Glasgow. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to North America and West Indies. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.2.20 Granton S. Bkg. Co.

JUNO, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, N.37 (1914), N.65 (1.18). Launched 16.11.95 Vickers. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to East Indies. Log Book Availability. Sold 24.9.20 Earle & Co, resold and BU in Denmark

MINERVA (1), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, P.32 (1914), P.1A (9.15), P7A (1.18). Launched 23.9.95 Chatham DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to Eastern Mediterranean and East Africa. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915, Dardanelles 1915. LOG BOOK AVAILABILITY. Sold 5.10.20 Auten Ltd.

TALBOT, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, D.61 (1914), P.61 (9.15), P.A7 (1.18). Launched 25.4.95 Devonport DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 12th CS 1914-15, Mediterranean and E. Africa from 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.12.21 Multilocular S. Bkg. Co.

VENUS, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Eclipse-class, P.36 (1914), P.2C (1.18). Launched 5.9.95 Fairfield. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 11th CS to 1915, then to Eastern Mediterranean, China and East Indies. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

 

ARROGANT-class


HMS Vindictive, after the Zeebrugge Raid and before the attack on Ostend
(Jon Richards)

 

ARROGANT - see Depot Ships.

FURIOUS - see Harbour Service.

GLADIATOR (1), 2nd-class protected cruiser, Arrogant-class. Lost in collision 25.4.08.

VINDICTIVE (1), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Arrogant-class, 7C (1914), P.75 (9.15), P.4C (1.18). Launched 9.12.97 Chatham DY. 5,750 tons, 342(oa), 320(pp)x57x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 10-6in, 9-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2in sides (bow), 1.5in deck, 4.5in guns. 9th CS 1914-15, SE coast of America to 1916, White Sea 1916-17, converted to assault ship early 1918 for Zeebrugge raid. Sunk 10.5.18 as blockship at Ostend. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918, Ostend 10 May 1918. Log Book Availability.

 

HIGHFLYER-class

HMS Highflyer (Photo Ships)

 

HERMES, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Hyacinth-class. Launched 7.4.98 Fairfield. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns, fitted to carry seaplane 1913. Nore Command 1914. Sunk 31.10.14 by U.27 off the Ruylingen Bank.

HIGHFLYER, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Hyacinth-class, D.22 (1914), N.69 (9.15), N.58 (1.18, no Pendant No 4.18-9.18), N.85 (9.18). Launched 4.6.98 Fairfield. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. 9th CS and 5th CS 1914, based on Cape Verde Islands 1914-15, West Africa 1916-17, West Indies 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.21 at Bombay.

HYACINTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Hyacinth-class. Launched 27.10.98 London & Glasgow. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr, 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. Cape and East Africa stations 1914-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.23 Cohen, Swansea.

 

CHALLENGER-class

HMS Challenger (Photos Ships)

 

CHALLENGER, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Challenger-class, D.33 (1914), P.07 (9.15), P.81 (1.18). Launched 27.5.02 Chatham DY. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr. 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. 9th CS 1914, West Africa 1914-15, East Africa 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Cameroons 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 31.5.20 Ward, Preston.

ENCOUNTER (RAN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Challenger-class. Launched 18.6.02 Devonport DY. 5,650 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x54x20ft. TE 10000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 11-6in, 9-12pdr. 6-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck, 3in guns. RAN 7.12. Pacific 1914-15, China 1915-16, Pacific 1915-18. Depot ship PENGUIN from 5.23. Dismantled 10.29, hulk scuttled 9.32 off Sydney.

 

BRISTOL-class

HMS Bristol (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

 

BRISTOL, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class, 99 (1914), 20 (1.18). Launched 23.2.10 John Brown. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. West Indies and South America 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-18, South America 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

GLASGOW, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class. Launched 30.9.09 Fairfield. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. South America 1914-18, Mediterranean 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.4.27 Ward, Morecambe.

GLOUCESTER, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class, 58 (1914), 68 (1.18). Launched 28.10.09 Beardmore. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Mediterranean 1914, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 3rd LCS 1915-16, Mediterranean 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

LIVERPOOL, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class, 44 (1914), 80 (1.18). Launched 30.10.09 Vickers. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1914, 2nd LCS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

NEWCASTLE, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Bristol-class. Launched 25.11.09 Armstrong. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Pacific 1914-16, Mediterranean 1916-17, South America 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Lelant.

 

WEYMOUTH-class

HMS Dartmouth (Photo Ships)

 

DARTMOUTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Weymouth-class, A9 (2.15), 52 (1.18). Launched 14.12.10 Vickers. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. East Indies 1914, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 13.12.30 Alloa, Rosyth.

FALMOUTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Weymouth-class, 90 (1914). Launched 20.9.10 Beardmore. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 1st LCS 1914, 2nd LCS 1914-15, 3rd LCS 1915-16. Sunk 19.8.16 by U.63 in the North Sea. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability.

WEYMOUTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Weymouth-class, 03 (1914), 0C (1.18). Launched 18.11.10 Armstrong. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Mediterranean 1914, East Africa 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, 6th LCS Grand Fleet 1916-17, Mediterranean 1917-18. Armour: 2in deck. Log Book Availability. Sold 2.10.28 Hughes Bolckow.

YARMOUTH, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Weymouth-class, 95 (2.15), 1C (1.18), 72 (4.18). Launched 12.4.11 London & Glasgow. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. China 1914, 2nd LCS 1914-15, 3rd LCS 1915-18, 2nd LCS 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 2.7.29 Alloa, Rosyth.

 

CHATHAM-class

HMS Chatham (Photo Ships)

 

BRISBANE (RAN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class. Launched 30.9.15 Cockatoo DY. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Pacific 1916-18. Sold 13.6.36 Ward, Briton Ferry.

CHATHAM, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class, 37 (1914), 38 (1.18), 18 (4.18). Launched 19.11.11 Chatham DY. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Red Sea and East Africa 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, 3rd LCS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. To RNZN 10.20. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

DUBLIN, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class, 68 (1914), 57 (1.18), 42 (4.18). Launched 30.4.12 Beardmore. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Mediterranean 1914-15, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 7.26 King, Troon.

MELBOURNE (RAN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class, 86 (1.18), 93 (4.18). Launched 30.5.12 Cammell Laird. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Pacific 1914, North America and West Indies 1914-16, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Sold 8.12.28 Alloa, Rosyth.

SOUTHAMPTON, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class, 89 (1914), 9A (1.18), 35 (4.18). Launched 16.5.12 John Brown. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 2nd LCS 1915-18, 3rd LCS 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock,

SYDNEY (RAN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Chatham-class, A1 (1.18), 52 (4.18). Launched 29.8.12 London & Glasgow. 5,400 tons, 458(oa), 430(pp)x49x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 8-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Pacific 1914, North America and West Indies 1914-16, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) single ship action v EMDEN, 9 Nov 1914. Log Book Availability. BU 4.29 Cockatoo DY.

 

BIRMINGHAM-class


HMS Birmingham (Photo Ships)

ADELAIDE (RAN), light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Birmingham-class. Launched 27.7.18 Cockatoo DY, completed 8.22. 5,500 tons, 462(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. Sold 1.49 Australian Iron & Steel Co, Port Kembla.

BIRMINGHAM, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Birmingham-class, 45 (1914), 16 (1.18), 28 (4.18). Launched 7.5.13 Armstrong. 5,440 tons, 457(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. 1st LCS 1914-15, 2nd LCS 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 5.2.31 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

LOWESTOFT, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Birmingham-class, 17 (1914), 83 (1.18), (no pendant. from 4.18). Launched 23.4.13 Chatham DY. 5,440 tons, 457(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. 1st LCS 1914-15, 2nd LCS 1915-16, Mediterranean 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.1.31 Ward, Milford Haven.

NOTTINGHAM, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class cruiser, Birmingham-class, 35 (1914). Launched 18.4.13 Pembroke DY. 5,440 tons, 457(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-6in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 2in deck. 1st LCS 1914-15, 2nd LCS 1915-16. Sunk 19.8.16 by U.52 in the North Sea. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916.

 

5.2 ex-3rd-class Cruisers

 

PEARL-class

HMS Philomel (Navy Photos)

 

PHILOMEL, light cruiser, ex-3rd class protected cruiser, Pearl-class. Launched 28.8.90 Devonport DY. 2,575 tons, 278(oa), 265(pp)x41x15ft. TE 7500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 8-4.7in, 8-3pdr. Armour: 2.5in deck, 2in guns. To New Zealand Govt. 1914. Pacific 1914, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf 1914-17, RAN 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Depot ship 3.21. Sold 17.1.47 Strongman & Co NZ, hull scuttled 6.8.49 off E coast of New Zealand.

WALLAROO (ex-PERSIAN, renamed 4.90), light cruiser, ex-3rd class protected cruiser, Pearl-class, N.82 (1914), N.6A (1.18). Launched 5.2.90 Armstrong. 2,575 tons, 278(oa), 265(pp)x41x15ft. TE 7500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 8-4.7in, 8-3pdr. Armour: 2.5in deck, 2in guns. Harbour service 1906, commissioned as guardship in the Gunfleet, off Essex coast 11.14-1915, depot ship WALLINGTON from 3.19. Sold 27.2.20 G. Sharpe.

 

P-class

HMS Pelorus (Photo Ships)

 

PACTOLUS - see Depot Ships.

PANDORA. Sold 1913-14.

PEGASUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 4.3.97 Palmer. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Cape Station 1914. Sunk 20.9.14 by the German KONIGSBERG at Zanzibar.

PELORUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 15.12.96 Sheerness DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Bristol Channel patrol 1914, then Mediterranean, depot ship 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.5.20 Ward, Grays.

PERSEUS. Sold 1913-14.

PIONEER (RAN), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 28.6.99 Chatham DY. 2,200 tons, 318(oa), 305(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt; reduced to 4-3pdr in 1916. RAN 28.12.12. Australian waters to 1915, East Africa 1915-16, then paid off at Sydney. Sold 1924 at Sydney.

POMONE - see Harbour Service.

PROMETHEUS. Sold 1913-14.

PROSERPINE (sometimes mispelt PROSPERINE), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class, N84 (1914, no Pendant No 1.18). Launched 5.12.96 Sheerness DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 7th CS English Channel 1914, then Egypt and Mesopotamia to 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.11.19, BU at Genoa.

PSYCHE, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 19.7.98 Devonport DY. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt; 2-4.7in, 2-3pdr in 1918. Armour: 2in deck. New Zealand 1914, then China Station, RAN 1.7.15. Log Book Availability. Sold 6.22 at Melbourne.

PYRAMUS, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, P or Pyramus-class. Launched 15.5.97 Palmer. 2,135 tons, 313(oa), 300(pp)x36x16ft. TE 7000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. New Zealand 1914, Persian Gulf and East Indies 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 21.4.20 T.C. Pas, Holland.

 

GEM-class

HMS Amethyst (Cyber Heritage)

 

AMETHYST (1), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Gem-class, P.00 (1914), P.02 (1.18). Launched 5.11.03 Armstrong. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. Turbine 12000shp, 23kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt (2-6in, 8-4in from 1918). Armour: 2in deck. 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1914, Mediterranean 1915, South America 1915-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.10.20 J. W. Towers, Milford Haven.

DIAMOND, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Gem-class, N.61 (1914), N.33 (1.18), 32 (4.18), N.70 (6.18). Launched 6.1.04 Laird. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. TE 9800ihp, 22kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Attached 5th BS 1914-15 and 3rd BS 1915-18, Mediterranean 1918. Converted to CMB carrier 1918, fitted to carry 6-40ft CMBs. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

SAPPHIRE (1), light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Gem-class, N.78 (1914), N.89 (1.18). Launched 17.3.04 Palmer. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. TE 9800ihp, 22kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Attached 7th BS Channel Fleet 1914, 4th BS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, East Indies 1916-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TOPAZE, light cruiser, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser, Gem-class, P.29 (1914), P.2A (9.15), P.1C (1.18). Launched 23.7.03 Laird. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. TE 9800ihp, 22kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Attached 5th BS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-17, Red Sea 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

 

5.3 ex-Scout Cruisers

 

ADVENTURE-class

HMS Attentive (Photo Ships)

 

ADVENTURE (was to be named EDDYSTONE), light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Adventure-class, D.10 (1914), P.64 (9.15), P.01 (1.18). Launched 8.9.04 Armstrong. 2,670 tons, 395(oa), 374(pp)x38x13ft. TE 15000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 6th DF Leader, Dover 1914-15, then Queenstown 1915-18, joined Mediterranean Fleet 1918. Sold 3.3.20 Ward, Morecambe.

ATTENTIVE, light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Adventure-class, P.03 (1914), P.06 (1.18). Launched 24.11.04 Armstrong. 2,670 tons, 395(oa), 374(pp)x38x13ft. TE 15000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt (2-6in, 6-4in, 1-3in AA in 1918). Armour: 2in deck. 6th DF Leader 1914-18, then White Sea. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Log Book Availability. Sold 12.4.20 Ward, Preston.

 

FORWARD-class

FORESIGHT, light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Forward-class, D.38 (1914), N.26 (9.15), N.46 (1.18). Launched 8.10.04 Fairfield. 2,850 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 14,500ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 6th DF Leader, Dover 1914-15, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 3.3.20 Granton S. Bkg. Co.

FORWARD (was to be named NORE), light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Forward-class, N.53 (1914), N.48 (1.18). Launched 27.8.04 Fairfield. 2,850 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 14,500ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Shetlands Patrol 1914, 7th DF Leader, Humber 1914-15, then Mediterranean. Sold 27.7.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

 

PATHFINDER-class


HMS Patrol (CyberHeritage)

PATROL, light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Pathfinder-class, N.24 (1914), N.80 (1.18). Launched 13.10.04 Cammell Laird. 2,940 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 9th DF Leader, Forth and Tyne 1914-15, 7th DF Leader, Humber 1915-18. Sold 21.4.20 Machinehandel Co, BU in Holland.

PATHFINDER (was to be named FASTNET), light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Pathfinder-class. Launched 16.7.04 Cammell Laird. 2,940 tons, 379(oa), 370(pp)x38x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 8th DF Leader, Forth 1914. Sunk 5.9.14 by U.21 in the North Sea.

 

SENTINEL-class

SENTINEL (was to be named INCHKEITH), light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Sentinel-class, N.73 (1914), N.92 (1.18). Launched 19.4.04 Vickers. 2,895 tons, 381(oa), 360(pp)x40x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 6th DF Leader, Dover 1914, 8th DF Leader, Forth 1914-15, then Mediterranean. Sold 18.1.23 Young, Sunderland.

SKIRMISHER, light cruiser, ex-scout cruiser, Sentinel-class, D.55 (1914), P.55 (9.15), N.95 (1.18). Launched 7.2.05 Vickers. 2,895 tons, 381(oa), 360(pp)x40x13ft. TE 17000ihp, 25.5kts. Armament: 9-4in, 1-3in AA (originally 10-12pdr, 8-3pdr), 2-14in tt. Armour: 2in deck. 7th DF leader, Humber 1914-18. Sold 3.3.20 Ward, Preston.

 

BOADICEA-class


HMS Bellona (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

BELLONA, light cruiser, later minelayer, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, 1C (1914), 12 (1.18), 87 (4.18). Launched 20.3.09 Pembroke DY. 3,350 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt (10-4in, 1-3in AA in 1916). Armour: 1in deck. Attached to Grand Fleet battle squadrons 1914-19, fitted for minelaying 6.17, 66 mines (4 operations, laid 306). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Lelant.

BOADICEA, light cruiser, later minelayer, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, 4C (1914), 19 (1.18), 11 (4.18). Launched 14.5.08 Pembroke DY. 3,300 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-18in tt (10-4in, 1-3in AA in 1916). Armour: 1in deck. Attached to Grand Fleet battle squadrons 1914-19, fitted for minelaying 12.17, 66 mines (3 operations, laid 184). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Later on harbour service, was to be renamed POMENE 4.20, order cancelled 7.20. Sold 13.7.26 Alloa, Rosyth.

BLANCHE, light cruiser, later minelayer, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, 6C (1914), 17 (1.18), 84 (4.18). Launched 25.11.09 Pembroke DY. 3,350 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-21in tt. Armour: 1in deck. Attached to Grand Fleet battle squadrons 1914-19, fitted for minelaying 3.17, 66 mines (16 operations, laid 1238). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 27.7.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

BLONDE, light cruiser, later minelayer, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, C7 (1914), 18 (1.18), 64 (4.18). Launched 22.7.10 Pembroke DY. 3,350 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-21in tt. Armour: 1in deck. Attached to Grand Fleet battle squadrons 1914-19, fitted for minelaying 9.17, 66 mines. Sold 6.5.20 T. C. Pas, Holland.

 

ACTIVE-class

HMS Fearless (Photo Ships)

 

ACTIVE, light cruiser, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, A2 (1914), 01 (1.18), N.06 (4.18). Launched 14.3.11 Pembroke DY. 3,440 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-21in tt (10-4in, 1-3in AA in 1916; 8-4 in, 1-3in AA in 1918). Armour: 1in deck. 2nd DF Leader, Harwich 1914-15 and Grand Fleet 1915, 4th DF Leader, Portsmouth 1916-17, at Queenstown 1917-18, Mediterranean 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 21.4.20, BU in Norway.

AMPHION, light cruiser, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class. Launched 4.12.11 Pembroke DY. 3,440 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-21in tt. Armour: 1in deck. 3rd DF leader, Harwich 1914. Mined 6.8.14 North Sea.

FEARLESS, light cruiser, ex-Scout cruiser, Boadicea/Active-class, 46 (1914), 64 (1.18), 27 (4.18). Launched 12.6.12 Pembroke DY. 3,440 tons, 405(oa), 385(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 18000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-4in, 4-3pdr, 2-21in tt (8-4 in, 1-3in AA in 1918). Armour: 1in deck. 1st DF Leader, Harwich 1914-16, then 12th S/M Flotilla Grand Fleet to 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

 

 

5.4 Modern Light Cruisers

 

ARETHUSA-class


HMS Galatea (Photo Ships)

ARETHUSA, light cruiser, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 3C (1914). Launched 25.10.13 Chatham DY. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 5th LCS, Harwich. Wrecked 11.2.16 near Harwich after mine damage. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915.

AURORA, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, C1 (1914), 08 (1.18), (no pendant. from 4.18). Launched 30.9.13 Devonport DY. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 10th DF Leader, Harwich 1915-16, 5th LCS, Harwich 1916-18, then 7th LCS, Grand Fleet, fitted for minelaying 5.17, 74 mines (3 operations, laid 212). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915. To RCN 11.20. Sold 8.27 Lasseque, Sorel.

GALATEA, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 0C (1914), 66 (1.18), 33 (4.18). Launched 14.5.14 Beardmore. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 2nd DF Leader, Harwich for short time, then 1st LCS Grand Fleet 1915-18, fitted for minelaying 11.17, 74 mines (3 operations, laid 220). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 25.10.21 Multilocular S. Bkg. Co.

INCONSTANT, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 5A (1914), 73 (1.18), 77 (4.18). Launched 6.7.14 Beardmore. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 1st LCS, Grand Fleet 1915-18, fitted for minelaying 9.17, 74 mines (5 operations, laid 370). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.6.22 Cashmore.

PENELOPE, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 8A (1914), 92 (1.18), 17 (4.18). Launched 25.8.14 Vickers. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 5th LCS, Harwich from 1915, 7th LCS Grand Fleet in 1918, fitted for minelaying 11.17, 70 mines (3 operations, laid 210). Sold 10.24 Stanlee.

PHAETON, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 6A (1914), 93 (1.18), 45 (4.18). Launched 21.10.14 Vickers. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 4th LCS, Grand Fleet 1915, then 1st LCS 1915-18, fitted for minelaying 8.17, 74 mines (5 operations, laid 358). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 16.1.23 King, Troon.

ROYALIST, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 4A (1914), 6A (1.18), 75 (4.18). Launched 14.1.15 Beardmore. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 4th LCS 1915, 12th DF Grand Fleet 1915-16, 4th LCS, Grand Fleet 1916-17, then 1st LCS 1917-18, fitted for minelaying 2.17, 74 mines (16 operations, laid 1183). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 24.8.22 Cashmore.

UNDAUNTED, light cruiser, later minelayer, Arethusa-class, ordered 9.12, 2C (1914), A5 (1.18), 80 (4.18). Launched 28.4.14 Fairfield. 3,500 tons, 436(oa), 410(pp)x39x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 6-4in (altered to 3-6in, 4-4in, 2-3in AA), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. 3rd DF leader 1914-15, 9th DF Leader 1915-17, 10th DF Leader 1917-18, all Harwich, then 7th LCS Grand Fleet 1918, fitted for minelaying 4.17, 70 mines. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 9.4.23 Cashmore.

 

BIRKENHEAD-class


HMS Birkenhead (CyberHeritage/Terry Phillips)

BIRKENHEAD, light cruiser, Birkenhead-class, 9A (9.15), 15 (1.18), 07 (4.18). Laid down as Greek ANTINARKOS CONDOURITIS and purchased on the stocks, launched 18.1.15 Cammell Laird. 5,235 tons, 446(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 25000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 10-5.5in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides. 3rd LCS, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 26.10.21 Cashmore.

CHESTER, light cruiser, Birkenhead-class, C9 (9.15), 39 (1.18), 50 (4.18). Laid down as Greek LAMBROS KATSONIS and purchased on the stocks, launched 8.12.15 Cammell Laird. 5,185 tons, 446(oa), 430(pp)x50x16ft. Turbine 31000shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 10-5.5in, 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides. 3rd LCS, Grand Fleet from completion to 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

 


 

C-classes

 

CAROLINE-class

HMS Comus (Photo Ships)

 

CAROLINE, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, 87 (1914), 30 (1.18), 44 (4.18). Launched 29.9.14 Cammell Laird. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. RNVR drill ship 4.24, still extant as of 2012.

CARYSFORT, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, 88 (1914), 31 (1.18), 22 (4.18). Launched 14.11.14 Pembroke DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1915-16, Harwich 1916-17, Grand Fleet 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 1931 McLellan.

CLEOPATRA, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, 1A (1914), 40 (1.18), 88 (4.18). Launched 14.1.15 Devonport DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich 1915-18, then Grand Fleet. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916Sold 1931 Hughes Bolckow.

COMUS, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, 5C (1914), A7 (3.16), 45 (1.18), 02 (4.18). Launched 16.12.14 Swan Hunter. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.7.34 Ward, Barrow.

CONQUEST, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, C0 (1914), 48 (1.18), 37 (4.18). Launched 20.1.15 Chatham DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich 1915-18. Sold 29.8.30 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CORDELIA, light cruiser, Caroline-class, ordered 7/8.13, 78 (1914), 50 (1.18), 69 (4.18). Launched 23.2.14 Pembroke DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in in 1918), 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 31.7.23 Cashmore.

 

CALLIOPE-class

HMS Calliope (Photo Ships)

 

CALLIOPE, light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 7/8.13, 76 (1914), 23 (1.18), 78 (4.18). Launched 17.12.14 Chatham DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 2-6in, 8-4in (4-6in, 2-3in AA in 1918). Armour: 4in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.8.31 Ward, Inverkeithing.

CAMBRIAN, light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 9.14, A3 (1914), 25 (1.18), 30 (4.18). Launched 3.3.16 Pembroke DY. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-6in, 1-4in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.7.34 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CANTERBURY, light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 9.14, 0A (1914), 27 (1.18), 59 (4.18). Launched 21.12.15 John Brown. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-6in, 1-4in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force 1916-18, then Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 28.7.34 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CASTOR, light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 9.14, C4 (1914), 33 (1.18), 20 (4.18). Launched 28.7.15 Cammell Laird. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-6in, 1-4in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.7.36 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CHAMPION, light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 7/8.13, C8 (1914), 37 (1.18), 25 (4.18). Launched 29.5.15 Hawthorn Leslie. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-6in, 1-4in AA (4-6in, 2-3in AA in 1918). Armour: 4in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 28.7.34 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CONSTANCE (1), light cruiser, Calliope-class, ordered 9.14, C5 (1914), 49 (1.18), 90 (4.18). Launched 12.9.15 Cammell Laird. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x41x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-6in, 1-4in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 8.6.36 Arnott Young.

 

CENTAUR-class


HMS Centaur (Photo Ship)

CENTAUR, light cruiser, Centaur-class, ordered 12.14 (used material originally ordered for Turkish scout cruiser), 36 (9.15), 34 (1.18), 10 (4.18). Launched 6.1.16 Armstrong. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x42x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 28.5kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/17. Log Book Availability. Sold 2.34 King, Troon.

CONCORD, light cruiser, Centaur-class, ordered 12.14 (used material originally ordered for Turkish scout cruiser), 2A (9.15), 46 (1.18), 15 (4.18). Launched 1.4.16 Armstrong. 3,750 tons, 446(oa), 420(pp)x42x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 28.5kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force from completion. Sold 8.35 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

 

CALEDON-class


HMS Calypso launching (Rory Carson)

 

CALEDON, light cruiser, Caledon-class, ordered 12.15, 69 (4.17), 22 (1.18), 65 (4.18). Launched 25.11.16 Cammell Laird. 4,120 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. AA ship 12.43. Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 22.1.48, BU at Dover.

CALYPSO, light cruiser, Caledon-class, ordered 12.15, 24 (1.18), 82 (4.18). Launched 24.1.17 Hawthorn Leslie. 4,120 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Sunk 12.6.40 by Italian S/M BAGNOLINI South of Crete.

CARADOC, light cruiser, Caledon-class, ordered 12.15, A0 (6.17), 28 (1.18), 55 (4.18). Launched 23.12.16 Scotts. 4,120 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Log Book Availability. Base ship 4.44. BU 5.46 Ward, Briton Ferry.

CASSANDRA, light cruiser, Caledon-class, ordered 12.15, 3C (6.17), 32 (1.18), 04 (4.18). Launched 25.11.16 Vickers. 4,120 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet from completion. Mined 5.12.18 in the Baltic.

 

CERES-class


HMS Cardiff (Photo Ships)

CARDIFF (was to be named CAPRICE), light cruiser, Ceres-class, ordered 3/4.16, 29 (1.18), 39 (4.18). Launched 12.4.17 Fairfield. 4,190 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 23.1.46, BU at Troon.

CERES, light cruiser, Ceres-class, ordered 3/4.16, 66 (6.17), 36 (1.18), 58 (4.18). Launched 24.3.17 John Brown. 4,190 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Grand Fleet 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 5.4.46, BU Hughes Bolckow.

COVENTRY (was to be named CORSAIR), light cruiser, Ceres-class, ordered 3/4.16, 4C (1.18), 61 (4.18). Launched 6.7.17 Swan Hunter. AA ship 1937. 4,190 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force from completion to 1918. Log Book Availability. Sunk 14.9.42 by A/C in the Mediterranean.

CURACOA, light cruiser, Ceres-class, ordered 3/4.16, A7 (1.18), 62 (4.18). Launched 5.5.17 Pembroke DY. AA ship 1939. 4,190 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force from completion to 1918. Sunk 2.10.42 in collision with QUEEN MARY North of Ireland.

CURLEW (3), light cruiser, Ceres-class, ordered 3/4.16, 80 (8.17), 3C (1.18), 48 (4.18). Launched 5.7.17 Vickers. 4,190 tons, 450(oa), 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force from completion to 1918. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1938. Sunk 26.5.40 by A/C, Ofot Fjord, Norway.

 

CARLISLE-class

HMS Cairo in WW2 (Navy Photos/Mark Teadham)

 

CAIRO, light cruiser, Capetown or Carlisle-class, ordered 6/7.17, 97 (9.19). Launched 19.11.18 Cammell Laird. 4,190 tons, 451(oa) trawler bow, 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1939. Sunk 12.8.42 by Italian submarine AXUM off Bizerta.

CALCUTTA, light cruiser, Capetown or Carlisle-class, ordered 6/7.17, 74 (8.19). Launched 9.7.18 Vickers. 4,190 tons, 451(oa) trawler bow, 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1939. Sunk 1.6.41 by A/C off Crete.

CAPETOWN, light cruiser, Capetown or Carlisle-class, ordered 6/7.17, 88 (11.19). Launched 28.6.19 Cammell Laird, towed to Pembroke DY and completed 2.22. 4,190 tons, 451(oa) trawler bow, 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. Sold 5.4.46, BU Ward, Preston.

CARLISLE (was to be named CAWNPORE), light cruiser, Capetown or Carlisle-class, ordered 6/7.17, 41 (11.18). Launched 9.7.18 Fairfield. 4,190 tons, 451(oa) trawler bow, 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1939. Base ship 1944. Sold 1948 at Alexandria.

COLOMBO, light cruiser, Capetown or Carlisle-class, ordered 6/7.17, 7A (6.19). Launched 18.12.18 Fairfield. 4,190 tons, 451(oa) trawler bow, 425(pp)x43x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 5-6in, 2-3in AA, 8-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1943. Sold 22.1.48 BU Cashmere.

 


 

 

DANAE or D-class

HMS Danae (Photo Ships)

 

First Order

DANAE, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 9.16, 32 (7.18). Launched 26.1.18 Armstrong. 4,650 tons, 472(oa), 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force 1918. Log Book Availability. Polish CONRAD 10.44-46. Sold 22.1.48, BU Ward, Barrow.

DAUNTLESS, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 9.16, 71 (11.18). Launched 10.4.18 Palmer. 4,650 tons, 472(oa), 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. Training ship 3.44. Sold 13.2.46, BU by Ward, inverkeithing,

DRAGON (1), light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 9.16, 19 (9.18). Launched 29.12.17 Scotts. 4,650 tons, 472(oa), 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Harwich Force 1918. Log Book Availability. Sunk 8.7.44 as breakwater at Arromanches.

Second Order

DELHI (2), light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 7.17, 6A (11.18). Launched 23.8.18 Armstrong. 4,650 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. AA ship 1943. Sold 22.1.48, BU Cashmore.

DUNEDIN, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 7.17, 96 (8.19). Launched 19.11.18 Armstrong. 4,650 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. To RNZN 1925. Sunk 24.11.41 by U.124 in the S Atlantic.

DURBAN, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 7.17, 99 (9.21). Launched 29.5.19 Scotts, completed Devonport DY. 4,650 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Sunk 9.6.44 as breakwater at Normandy.

Third Order

DESPATCH, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, 30 (6.22). Launched 24.9.19 Fairfield, completed Chatham DY. 4,765 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. Sold 5.4.46, BU Dalmuir by Arnott Young.

DIOMEDE, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, 92 (4.22). Launched 29.4.19 Vickers, completed Portsmouth DY. 4,765 tons, 472(oa) trawler bow, 445(pp)x46x14ft. Turbine 40000shp, 29kts. Armament: 6-6in, 2-3in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Log Book Availability. To RNZN 1925, training ship 2.44. Sold 5.4.46, BU Dalmuir by Arnott Young.

Cancelled

DAEDALUS, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, building Armstrong. Cancelled 26.11.18.

DARING, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, building Beardmore. Cancelled 26.11.18.

DESPERATE, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, building Hawthorn Leslie. Cancelled 26.11.18.

DRYAD, light cruiser, D or Danae-class, ordered 3.18, building Vickers. Cancelled 26.11.18.

 

E-class


HMS Emerald (Navy Photos)

EMERALD, light cruiser, E or Emerald-class, ordered 3.18, 66 (1.26). Launched 19.5.20 Armstrong, completed 1.26 Chatham DY. 7,600 tons, 570(oa), 535(pp)x54x18ft. Turbine 80000shp, 33kts. Armament: 7-6in, 2-4in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Sold 23.6.48, BU Dalmuir by Arnott Young.

ENTERPRISE (2), light cruiser, E or Emerald-class, ordered 3.18, 52 (4.20). Launched 23.12.19 John Brown, completed 1.26 Devonport DY. 7,600 tons, 570(oa), 535(pp)x54x18ft. Turbine 80000shp, 33kts. Armament: 7-6in, 2-4in AA, 12-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1in deck. Sold 11.4.46, BU by Cashmore.

EUPHRATES, light cruiser, E or Emerald-class, ordered 3.18. Cancelled 26.11.18.

 

HAWKINS-class

HMS Raleigh entering St John's, Newfoundland (Photo Ships)

 

EFFINGHAM, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 98 (7.25). Launched 8.6.21 Portsmouth DY. 9,750 tons, 605(oa), 565(pp)x65x17ft. Turbine 70000shp, 31kts. Armament: 7-7.5in, 6-12pdr, 4-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1.5in deck. Wrecked 18.5.40 near Harstad, Norway.

FROBISHER, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 81 (9.24). Launched 20.3.20 Devonport DY. 9,750 tons, 605(oa), 565(pp)x65x17ft. Turbine 70000shp, 31kts. Armament: 7-7.5in, 6-12pdr, 4-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1.5in deck. Training ship 9.44. Sold 26.3.49, BU Cashmore.

HAWKINS, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 8A (7.19). Launched 1.10.17 Chatham DY. 9,750 tons, 605(oa), 565(pp)x65x17ft. Turbine 60000shp, 30kts. Armament: 7-7.5in, 6-12pdr, 4-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1.5in deck. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.8.47, BU Arnott Young.

RALEIGH, light cruiser, Hawkins-class, ordered 12.15, 96 (9.20). Launched 28.8.19 Beardmore. 9,750 tons, 605(oa), 565(pp)x65x17ft. Turbine 60000shp, 30kts. Armament: 7-7.5in, 6-12pdr, 4-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Armour: 3in sides, 1.5in deck. Log Book Availability. Wrecked 8.8.22 in Belle Isle Strait, Labrador.

 

 

5.5 Seized Cruiser

ASKOLD, Russian light cruiser - see GLORY IV

GLORY IV, light cruiser, ex-Russian Askold. Launched 3.1900 Krupp, Kiel. 5,905 tons, 444(oa), 426(pp)x49x20ft. TE 19500ihp (5 funnels), 23kts. Armament: 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 8-3pdr, 6-18in tt. Armour: 3in deck. Seized and commissioned 3.8.18. White Sea operations. Returned to Russia 1919.

 


 

 

6. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

 

Mercantile Conversions

(in approximate date order)

 

ARK ROYAL, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.80 (1914), N.07 (1.18). Launched 5.9.14 Blyth SB Co. 7080 tons, 366(oa), 35(pp)x51x171ft. TE 3000ihp, 11kts. Armament: 4-12pdr, 4 seaplanes. Eastern Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability. Depot ship 1923, renamed PEGASUS 12.34, catapult ship 4.41, depot ship 1944. Sold 18.10.46 as Anita I.


HMS Ark Royal (Maritime Quest)

 

Requisitioned 11.8.14

EMPRESS, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.38 (1914) N.39 (1.18). Launched 13.4.07 Denny. 1695grt, c316(pp)x41ft. Turbine, 21kts. Requisitioned 11.8.14, converted Chatham DY. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 4 to 6 seaplanes. Harwich 1914-15, Queenstown 1915, Mediterranean918. Log Book Availability. Returned 11.19.

 
HMS Empress in civilian service as SS Empress (Photo Ships)

ENGADINE, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.91 (1914). N.42 (1.18). Launched 23.9.11 Denny. 1676grt, c316(pp)x41ft. Turbine, 21kts. Requisitioned 11.8.14, converted Chatham DY. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 4 to 6 seaplanes. Harwich 1914-15, Grand Fleet 1915-17, Mediterranean 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Returned 12.19.

RIVIERA, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.85 (1914). Launched 1.4.11 Denny. 1675grt, c316(pp)x41ft. Turbine, 21kts. Requisitioned 11.8.14, converted Chatham DY. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 4 to 6 seaplanes. Harwich 1914-15, Dover 1915-18, Mediterranean 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Returned late 1919. Served as LAIRD'S ISLE in WW2.

 

Purchased 27.11.14

CAMPANIA, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, P.54 (4.15), N.15 (1.18). Launched 8.9.93 Fairfield. 18000 tons/12884grt, 622(oa), 601(pp)x65x26ft. TE 31050ihp, 23kts. Purchased 27.11.14 from shipbreakers, conversion completed by Cammell Laird 4.16. Armament: 6-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 10 aircraft. Sunk 5.11.18 in collision with GLORIOUS and ROYAL OAK during a gale in the Firth of Forth.


HMS Campania sinking (Maritime Quest)

MANXMAN, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.70 (1.18). Launched 15.6.04 Vickers. 2048grt, 341(oa), 334(pp)x43ft. Turbine, 21kts. Converted at Chatham DY, commissioned 17.4.16-24.12.19. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 8 aircraft. In commission 17.4.16-24.12.19. Rosyth 1916-17, then Mediterranean. Returned 12.2.20. Served as CADUCEUS in WW2.

VINDEX, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.00 (4.15), N.3A (1.18). Launched as Viking 7.3.05 Armstrong. 2950 tons/1951grt, 361(oa), 350(pp)x42ft. Turbine 11000shp, 23kts. Requisitioned, commissioned 26.3.15, purchased 11.10.15. Nore and Harwich 1915-18, then Mediterranean. Armament: 4-12pdr, 1-6pdr AA, 7 aircraft. Resold 12.2.20 Isle of Man SP Co.

 

Ex-German Vessels Seized 8.14

AENNE RICKMERS (1915) - see ANNE, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion.

ANNE, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion. Built 1911 Rickmers, Bremerhaven. 7000 tons/4083grt, 367(pp)x47ft. TE, 10kts. German AENNE RICKMERS. seized Port Said 8.14, in mercantile service under red ensign from 1.15, commissioned 4.8.15, renamed ANNE next day. Armament: 1-12pdr, 2 seaplanes. Eastern Mediterranean 1915-17. Decommissioned 8.8.17, store carrier and in 1.18 collier in government service until 1.19. Sold 1922.

RAVEN II, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion. Built 1903 Swan Hunter. 4678grt, 390(pp)x51ft. Quad. Expansion, 10kts. German RABENFELS, seized Port Said 8.14, commissioned 12.6.15, renamed 8.15. Armament: 1-12pdr, 2 seaplanes. Eastern Mediterranean 1915-17. RAVENROCK in 1917, under Red Ensign as store carrier, collier, troopship until 1.21. Log Book Availability. Sold 1923.

RAVENROCK (1917), mercantile - see RAVEN II, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion.

 

HMS Raven II (Photo Ships)

 

 

Requisitioned 1915-16


HMS Ben-My-Chree (Photo Ships)

BEN-MY-CHREE, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, P.49 (1.15). Launched 23.3.08 Vickers. 3888 tons/2651grt, 375(pp)x46ft. Turbine 14000shp, 24.5kts. Armament: 2-4in, 1-6pdr AA, 4 aircraft. Commissioned 2.1.15. Eastern Mediterranean 1915-17. Sunk 11.1.17 by Turkish batteries off Kastelorizo. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Raised 1920 and BU.

 

Purchased While Building c 1917

ARGUS, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion. N.96 (1919), 49 (9.19). Building as Italian liner CONTE ROSSO, purchased 8.16, launched 2.12.17 Beardmore, completed 9.18, first aircraft carrier with full-length flight deck and large hangar. 14450 tons, 566(oa), 535(pp)x68x21ft. Turbine 20000shp, 20kts. Armament: 6-4in AA, 20 Sopwith torpedo planes. Accommodation ship 12.44. Sold 5.12.46, BU Ward, Inverkeithing.


HMS Argus (Navy Photos/Mark Teadham)

 

NAIRANA, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.94 (4.17), N.72 (1.18). Launched 1917 Denny, purchased while building, commissioned 25.8.17. 3070 tons/3547grt, 352(oa), 315(pp)x45x14ft. Turbine 6700shp, 19kts. Armament: 2-3in, 2-12pdr AA, 7 aircraft. Grand Fleet 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1921.

HMS Nairana (Photo Ships)

 

PEGASUS, aircraft carrier, mercantile conversion, N.8A (4.17), N.9A (1.18). Laid down as Stockholm, purchased 27.2.17, launched 9.6.17 John Brown. Renamed 28.8.17. 3300 tons/2450grt, 332(oa), 330(pp)x43x15ft. Turbine 9500shp, 20kts. Armament: 2-3in, 2-12pdr AA, 9 aircraft. Grand Fleet 1917-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.8.31 Ward, Morecombe.

 
HMS Pegasus (Photo Ships)

 

Warship Conversions

 

CAVENDISH (1918) - see VINDICTIVE, aircraft carrier, warship conversion

EAGLE, aircraft carrier, warship conversion, ex-Chilean battleship ALMIRANTE COCHRANE, 94 (1920). Laid down 2.13, work suspended on outbreak of war, purchased and building resumed 1917, launched 8.6.18 Armstrong, completed 1920. 22790 tons, 667(oa), 625(pp)x94x24ft. Turbine 37000shp, 22.5kts. Armament: 9-6in, 4-4in, 21 aircraft. Commissioned 4.20. Sunk 11.8.42 by U.73 in Western Mediterranean.


HMS Eagle (Dave Martin)

VINDICTIVE (2), aircraft carrier, warship conversion, ex-light cruiser CAVENDISH, Hawkins-class, ordered 4.16, 31 (10.18), 48 (9.19). Launched 17.1.18 Harland & Wolff, renamed VINDICTIVE 6.18, completed 10.18. 9750 tons, 605(oa), 585(pp)x65x174ft. Turbine 60000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 4-3in, 4-12pdr, 6-21in tt, 6 aircraft. Log Book Availability. Cruiser in 1925, training ship 1937, repair ship 1940. Sold 2.46, BU Hughes Bolckow, Blyth.

HMS Vindictive as aircraft carrier, 1918-23 (Photo Ships)

 

Warship Design


HMS Hermes (Navy Photos)

HERMES, aircraft carrier, first one designed and built from keel up, ordered 7.17, 95 (6.20). Launched 11.9.19 Armstrong, completed Devonport DY 7.23. 10950 tons, 598(oa), 548(pp)x70x18ft. Turbine 40000shp, 25kts. Armament: 10-6in, 4-4in, 20 aircraft. Sunk 9.4.42 by Japanese A/C off Ceylon.

 

Kite Balloon Ships

HMS Manica was possibly similar to SS Orpheus, 4,230grt, built 1901, previously SS Bantu

when owned by Ellerman & Bucknall (Photo Ships)

 

ARCTIC, kite balloon ship. Dumb barge, 88grt, rebuilt 1898, completed conversion 5.16 by C & H Crichton for experimental use as a kite balloon vessel, purchased 11.17. Later employed for other purposes.

CANNING, kite balloon ship, mercantile conversion, Y4.46 (fleet messenger pendant. no), N.16 (pendant. No.). Built 1896, 5375grt. Hired transport, red ensign 5.15-6.15, purchased 28.6.15, commissioned 29.6.15-27.6.16. In Mediterranean 1915-16, Scapa 1916-18, D/S 1917, attached to Flying Squadron in 11.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 21.1.20 to Greek owners.

CITY OF OXFORD see CITY OF OXFORD, dummy battleship No. 1 ST. VINCENT, mercantile conversion.

HECTOR, kite balloon ship, mercantile conversion, Y4.20 (fleet messenger pendant. no). Built 1895, 4660grt. Hired as kite balloon ship, commissioned 12.5.15-24.5.16. In E. Mediterranean 1915-16. From 25.5.16 served under red ensign as collier, troopship and store carrier Y8.103 until 12.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

MANICA, kite balloon ship, mercantile conversion, Y4.17 (fleet messenger pendant. no). Built 1900, 4120grt. Hired as kite balloon ship 11.3.15-19.8.17, purchased 1915. In Mediterranean 1915, home waters 1915-16. Renamed HUNTBALL 1917, later red ensign collier Y3.313 until 6.18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Log Book Availability.

MENELAUS, kite balloon ship, mercantile conversion, Y4.21 (fleet messenger pendant. no). Built 1895, 4672grt. Hired and commissioned as kite balloon ship 5.5.15-7.6.17. Served at Dover 1915-16, Scapa 1916-17. On red ensign charter as store carrier Y8.138, and troopship from 6.17-12.19. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

PATUCA, kite balloon ship from 1917-13.12.18 see armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion.

 

Catapult Ship

SLINGER, experimental catapult ship, X.50 (6.17), X.66 (1.18). Hopper, built 1917 Lobnitz, 875grt, purchased while building. Sold 16.10.19 M. S. Hilton.


Paddle Air Service Scout

ex-Fleet Messengers - see BROCKLESBY, KILLINGHOLME,

 


 

 

7. TORPEDO BOATS

 

(TB.025-TB.117 were originally TB.25-TB.117. When 36 larger boats, TB.1-TB.36 were later built in 1906-09, the older TB.1-79 were renumbered with a "0" (zero) added e.g. TB.079. Note: the smaller TB.1-TB.24 were all sold, disposed of, or in one case, not built. For completeness, the fates of the "missing" boat numbers are included, with their sources: D - Dittmar and Colledge; C - Colledge: Cn - Conways)

 

TB Nos or name Length Builders or Comments
     

Childers

113-footer

Australian boat

 

 

 

TB.025-079 (originally 25-79), 81-87

125-footers

(excluding TB.39-40)

TB.025-029

125-footers

Thornycroft

TB.30-33

125-footers

Yarrow (BU pre-1914)

TB.034-038

125-footers

White

TB.39-40

100-footers

Yarrow (ex-Chilean, BU 1905)

TB.041-060

125-footers

Thornycroft

TB.061-079

125-footers

Yarrow

TB.80

135-footer

Yarrow

TB.81

125-footers

White

TB.82-87

125-footers

Yarrow

 

 

 

Countess of Hopetoun

125-footer

Australian boat

 

 

 

TB.88-97

140-footers

 

TB.88-90

 140-footers

Yarrow

TB.91-97

 140-footers

Laird, Thornycroft, White

 

 

 

TB.100-106

135-footers

ex-Indian TB's

 

 

 

TB.98-99, 107-117

160-footers

 

TB.98-99, 107-108

 160-footers

Thornycroft

TB.109-113

 160-footers

Thornycroft

TB.114-117

 160-footers

White

 

 

 

TB.1-36

175 to 185-footers

 

TB.1-12

175-footers

Thornycroft, White, Yarrow, ex-coastal destroyers

TB.13-36

185-footers

Denny, Hawthorn-Leslie, Palmer, Thornycroft, White, Yarrow

 

 

Australian boat

CHILDERS (RAN), torpedo boat. Built by Thornycroft, Chiswick 1883. 65 tons, 113(pp)xl2x6ft. TE 730ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-1pdr. Served as tender to CERBERUS at Williamstown. Sold 5.8.18 and used as a hulk.

 

125-footers

TB.025-079 (originally 25-79), 81-87

 

TB.025-029, Thornycroft


HM TB.027 (Photo Ships)

TB.025 (ex-TB.25), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 125(pp)x121x6ft. TE 600ihp, 21kts. Armament: 4-14in tt. Served Portsmouth. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.026 (ex-TB.26), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 125(pp)x121x6ft. TE 600ihp, 21kts. Armament: 4-14in tt. Served Portsmouth. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.027 (ex-TB.27), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 125(pp)x121x6ft. TE 600ihp, 21kts. Armament: 4-14in tt. Served Portsmouth. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.28 (D - not listed; C - stranded Kalk Bay, South Africa 29.7.98, sunk as target 12.98; Cn - sunk as target off Cape Town)

TB.029 (ex-TB.29), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 125(pp)x121x6ft. TE 600ihp, 21kts. Armament: 4-14in tt. Served Cape. Sold 1.7.19 Runciman Walker, Capetown.

TB.30-33, Yarrow

TB.30 (D - not listed: C - sold c.1905; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.31 (D - not listed: C - sold 1913; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.32 (D - not listed: C - sold c.1905; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.33 (D - not listed: C - sold 1.8.19, suggesting war service; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.034-038, White


HM TB.034 (Photo Ships)

TB.034 (ex-TB.34), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 White. 63 tons, 125(pp)x14x4ft. TE 950ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Served Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.035 (ex-TB.35), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 White. 63 tons, 125(pp)x14x4ft. TE 950ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Served Hong Kong. Log Book Availability. Sold 27.11.19 at Hong Kong.

TB.036 (ex-TB.36), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 White. 63 tons, 125(pp)x14x4ft. TE 950ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Served Hong Kong. Log Book Availability. Sold 27.11.19 at Hong Kong.

TB.037 (ex-TB.37), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 White. 63 tons, 125(pp)x14x4ft. TE 950ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Served Hong Kong. Log Book Availability. Sold 27.11.19 at Hong Kong.

TB.038 (ex-TB.38), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 White. 63 tons, 125(pp)x14x4ft. TE 950ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Served Hong Kong. Sold 27.11.19 at Hong Kong.

TB.39-40, Yarrow (100-footers, ex-Chilean)

TB.39-TB.40 (D - not listed: C - sold at Esquimalt, 2.05; Cn - sold for scrap 1905).

TB.041-060, Thornycroft


HM TB.057 (Photo Ships)

TB.041 (ex-TB.41), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 1.8.19 Multilocular S. Bkg Co, Stranraer.

TB.042 (ex-TB.42), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.043 (ex-TB.43), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Served in Mediterranean. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Sold 8.12.19 at Malta.

TB.044 (ex-TB.44), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Served in Mediterranean. Sold 8.12.19 at Malta.

TB.045 (ex-TB.45), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 1.8.19 T. R. Sales.

TB.046 (ex-TB.46), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Wrecked in tow 27.12.15 Eastern Mediterranean, salved & BU 1920.

TB.47 (D - not listed, C - sold c1908; Cn - one of five broken up between 1905 and 1913).

TB.048 (ex-TB.48), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Sold c1915. (C - sold c.1915; Cn - one of five broken up between 1905 and 1913.)

TB.049 (ex-TB.49), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 1.8.19 Hayes, Porthcawl.

TB.050 (ex-TB.50), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 23.2.20 R. Longmate.

TB.51 (D - not listed, C - sold c1913; Cn - one of five broken up between 1905 and 1913).

TB.052 (ex-TB.52), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 19.12.19 Multilocular S Bkg Co, Stranraer.

TB.53 (D - not listed, C - sold 1913; Cn - one of five broken up between 1905 and 1913).

TB.054 (ex-TB.54), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 1.8.19 T. R. Sales.

TB.055 (ex-TB.55), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 23.2.20 R. Longmate.

TB.056 (D - not listed, C - foundered in tow off Damietta 17.5.06; Cn - sank 1906).

TB.057 (ex-TB.57), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.058 (ex-TB.58), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport, Pembroke or Queenstown Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 19.12.19 Multilocular S Bkg Co, Stranraer.

TB.59 (D - not listed, C - sold c1913; Cn - one of five broken up between 1905 and 1913).

TB.060 (ex-TB.60), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Thornycroft. 60 tons, 127(pp)x12x6ft. TE 700ihp, 21kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 4-14in tt. Served at Cape. Sold 1.7.19 Runciman Walker, Capetown.

TB.061-079, Yarrow


HM TB.063 (Photo Ships)

TB.061 (D - not listed, C - sold 1909; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.062 (D - not listed, C - sold c1908; Cn - broken up before 1914).

TB.063 (ex-TB.63), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Served in Mediterranean. Sold 18.12.19 at Malta

TB.064 (ex-TB.64), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Served in Mediterranean. Wrecked 21.3.15 in the Aegean Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915.

TB.065 (ex-TB.65), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.066 (ex-TB.66), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Hayle.

TB.067 (ex-TB.67), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 27.1.20 Willoughby (Plymouth). Ltd.

TB.068 (ex-TB.68), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Hayle.

TB.069 (D - not listed, C - sold c1908; Cn - served as patrol boat during the war).

TB.070 (ex-TB.70), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Served in Mediterranean. Sold 18.12.19 at Malta.

TB.071 (ex-TB.71), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 5.7.23 B. Newton.

TB.072 (ex-TB.72), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 19.12.19 Ward, Rainham.

TB.073 (ex-TB.73), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 6.2.23 L. Basso, Weymouth.

TB.074 (ex-TB.74), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 27.1.20 Willoughby (Plymouth). Ltd.

TB.075 (D - not listed, C - sunk in collision with TB.77 off the Maidens, 8.8.92; Cn - lost in collision 1892).

TB.076 (ex-TB.76), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Hayle.

TB.077 (ex-TB.77), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 27.3.20 Stanlee.

TB.078 (ex-TB.78), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 700ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 2.10.19 Maden & McKee.

TB.079 (ex-TB.79), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1886 Yarrow. 75 tons, 125(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1000ihp, 22.5kts. Armament: 2-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Portsmouth, Devonport or Nore Local Defence Flotillas. Sold 19.12.19 Ward, Grays.

 

TB.80, Yarrow (135-footer)


HM TB.80, believed after reboilering with second funnel added (Photo Ships)

TB.80, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1887 Yarrow. 105 tons, 135(pp)x14x6ft. TE 1540ihp, 23kts. Armament: 4-3pdr, 5-14in tt. Served at Portsmouth and Portland. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 22.10.21 J. E. Thomas.

 

125-footers (continued)

TB.81, White


HM TB.81 (Photo Ships)

TB.81 (ex-SWIFT), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1885 White and purchased. 125 tons, 154(oa)x17x6ft. Armament: 6-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Served at Portsmouth and Portland. Sold 1921 Stanlee.

TB.82-87, Yarrow


HM TB.83 (Photo Ships)

TB.82, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1889 Yarrow. 85 tons, 130(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1100ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 22.10.21 J. E. Thomas

TB.83, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1889 Yarrow. 85 tons, 130(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1100ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.84 (D - not listed, C - sunk in collision with ARDENT 17.4.06; Cn - in Mediterranean after collision with destroyer ARDENT, 1906.

TB.85, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1889 Yarrow. 85 tons, 130(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1100ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 22.10.21 J. E. Thomas

TB.86, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1889 Yarrow. 85 tons, 130(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1100ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 22.10.21 J. E. Thomas.


HM TB.86 (Photo Ships)

TB.87, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1889 Yarrow. 85 tons, 130(pp)x13x5ft. TE 1100ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 27.3.20 Stanlee.

 

Australian boat

COUNTESS OF HOPETOUN (RAN), torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 125-footer. Built 1891 Yarrow. 75 tons, 130(pp)x13x6ft. TE 1150ihp, 23kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gunnery school tender. Sold 4.24 J. Hill, Melbourne, BU 1925.

 


 

 

140-footers

TB.88-97

 

TB.88-90, Yarrow


HM TB.89 (Photo Ships)

TB.88, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer. Built 1894/95 Yarrow. 112 tons, 142(pp)x14x4ft. TE 1850ihp, 23.5kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.89, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer. Built 1894/95 Yarrow. 112 tons, 142(pp)x14x4ft. TE 1850ihp, 23.5kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.90, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer. Built 1894/95 Yarrow. 100 tons, 142(pp)x14x4ft. TE 1850ihp, 23.5kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar from 1914. Capsized 25.4.18 off Gibraltar.

TB.91-class

Thornycroft


HM TB.91 (Photo Ships)

TB.91, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 1894 Thornycroft. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.92, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 1894 Thornycroft. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 1920 at Gibraltar.

TB.93, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 1893 Thornycroft. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

White

TB.94, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 27.7.93 White. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.95, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 1894 White. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 13.10.19 Messrs Brand.

TB.96, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 1894 White. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar from 1914. Sunk 1.11.15 in collision with SS TRINGA off Gibraltar.

Laird

TB.97, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 140-footer, TB.91-class. Launched 16.9.93 Laird. 130 tons, 140(pp)x15x7ft. TE 2400ihp, 23.5kts, Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Gibraltar 1914-18. Sold 1920 at Gibraltar.

 

135-footers

TB.100-106, ex-Indian TB's

TB.100 (D - not listed, C - ex-Indian No.1, BALUCHI, sold 1909; Cn - broken up 1909).

TB.101, ex-Indian torpedo boat No. 7, GHURKA. Launched 1888 McArthur, Paisley. 92 tons, 135(oa), 130(pp)x14x7ft. TE 1060ihp, 21kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Taken over 1892, renumbered 1901. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 27.3.20 Stanlee.

TB.102 (D - not listed, C - ex-Indian No.2, KAREN, sold 1909; Cn - broken up 1909).

TB.103 (D - not listed, C - ex-Indian No.3, PATHAN, sold 1909; Cn - broken up 1909).

TB.104, ex-Indian torpedo boat No. 4, MAHRATTA. Launched 1889 White. 95 tons, 135(oa), 130(pp)x14x7ft. TE 1030ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Taken over 1892, renumbered 1901. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.7.20 Willoughby (Plymouth). Ltd.

TB.105, ex-Indian torpedo boat No. 5 SIKH. Launched 1889 White. 95 tons, 135(oa), 130(pp)x14x7ft. TE 1030ihp, 20kts. Armament: 5-14in tt. Taken over 1892, renumbered 1901. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 27.1.20 Willoughby (Plymouth). Ltd.

TB.106 (D - not listed, C - ex-Indian No.6, RAJPUT, sold 11.10.10 Cashmore, Newport; Cn - broken 1910).

 


 

 

160-footers

TB.98-99, 107-117

 

TB.98-class, Thornycroft


HM TB.98, apparently being broken up (Photo Ships)

TB.98, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.98-class. Launched 22.1.01 Thornycroft. 178 tons, 160(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2850ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Preston.

TB.99, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.98-class. Launched 1901 Thornycroft. 178 tons, 160(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2850ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Preston.

TB.107, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.98-class. Launched 1901 Thornycroft. 178 tons, 160(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2850ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Morecambe.

TB.108, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.98-class. Launched 30.8.01 Thornycroft. 178 tons, 160(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2850ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Portsmouth or Devonport Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.7.20 Willoughby (Plymouth). Ltd.

TB.109-class, Thornycroft


HM TB.113 (Photo Ships)

TB.109, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.109-class. Launched 22.7.02 Thornycroft. 200 tons, 166(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 27.3.20 Stanlee.

TB.110, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.109-class. Launched 5.9.02 Thornycroft. 200 tons, 166(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 27.3.20 Stanlee.

TB.111, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.109-class. Launched 31.10.02 Thornycroft. 200 tons, 166(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 Ward, Grays.

TB.112, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.109-class. Launched 15.1.03 Thornycroft. 200 tons, 166(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 Ward, Grays.

TB.113, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.109-class. Launched 12.2.03 Thornycroft. 200 tons, 166(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 19.12.19 Ward, Grays.

TB.114-class, White

TB.114, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.114-class. Launched 8.6.03 White. 205 tons, 165(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1919 Ward, Grays, later to Rainham.

TB.115, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.114-class. Launched 19.11.03 White. 205 tons, 165(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1919 Ward, Rainham.

TB.116, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.114-class. Launched 21.12.03 White. 205 tons, 165(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 22.10.21 J. E. Thomas, Newport.

TB.117, torpedo boat, ex-1st class, 160-footer, TB.114-class. Launched 18.2.04 White. 205 tons, 165(pp)x17x8ft. TE 2900ihp, 25kts. Armament: 3-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Nore or Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 10.6.17 in collision with SS Kamouraska in Channel.

 


 

 

'175 to 185-footers'

TB.1-36

 

TB.1-12-class


HM TB.7 (Photo Ships)

TB.1, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer CRICKET, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 23.1.06 White. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Fowey Coaling & Ship Co.

TB.2, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer DRAGONFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 11.3.06 White. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward.

TB.3, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer FIREFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 1.9.06 White. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward.

TB.4, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer SANDFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 30.10.06 White. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward, stranded 11.1.21 near Westward Ho, BU 1921. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

TB.5, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer SPIDER, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 15.12.06 White. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward.

TB.6, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer GADFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 24.6.06 Thornycroft. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 22.10.20 Stanlee.

TB.7, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer GLOWWORM, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 20.12.06 Thornycroft. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.8, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer GNAT, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 1.12.06 Thornycroft. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.9, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer GRASSHOPPER, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 18.3.07 Thornycroft. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Sunk 26.7.16 in collision, North Sea.

TB.10, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer GREENFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 15.2.07 Thornycroft. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Mined 10.6.15 in North Sea.

TB.11, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer MAYFLY, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 29.1.07 Yarrow. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Mined 7.3.16 in the North Sea.

TB.12, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class, ex-coastal destroyer MOTH, reclassified and numbered 1906. Launched 15.3.07 Yarrow. c225-255 tons, 175(oa), 167(pp)x17x6ft. Turbine 3750shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Mined 10.6.15 in the North Sea.

TB.13-36-class


HM TB.25 (Photo Ships)

TB.13, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 10.7.07 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Sunk 26.1.16 in collision, North Sea.

TB.14, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 26.9.07 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Philip, Dartmouth (still there as a jetty (1972)).

TB.15, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 19.11.07 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward.

TB.16, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 23.12.07 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Ward.

TB.17, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 21.12.07 Denny. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18, then Mediterranean 1918. Sold 1919 at Gibraltar.

TB.18, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 15.2.08 Denny. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18, then Mediterranean 1918. Sold 1920 at Gibraltar.

TB.19, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 7.12.07 Thornycroft, Chiswick. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TB.20, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 21.1.08 Thornycroft, Chiswick. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TB.21, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 20.12.07 Hawthorn Leslie. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Maden & McKee, resold 8.24 Hayes, Porthcawl.

TB.22, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 1.2.08 Hawthorn Leslie. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 7.10.20 Maden & McKee, resold 8.24 Hayes, Portheawl.

TB.23, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 5.12.07 Yarrow. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TB.24, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 19.3.08 Palmer. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla from 1914. Wrecked 28.1.17 off Dover breakwater. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915.

TB.25, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 28.7.08 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TB.26, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 28.8.08 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.27, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 29.9.08 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.28, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 29.10.08 White. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.29, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 29.8.08 Denny. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18, then Mediterranean 1918. Sold 28.11.19 at Malta.

TB.30, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 29.9.08 Denny. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18, then Mediterranean 1918. Sold 28.11.19 at Malta.

TB.31, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 10.10.08 Thornycroft. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.32, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 23.11.08 Thornycroft. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.33, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 22.2.09 Hawthorn Leslie. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 24.8.22 Cashmore.

TB.34, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 22.2.09 Hawthorn Leslie. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

TB.35, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 19.4.09 Palmer. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 24.8.22 Cashmore

TB.36, torpedo boat, TB.13-36-class. Launched 6.5.09 Palmer. c256-306 tons, 185(oa), 177(pp)x18x6ft. Turbine 4000shp, 26kts. Armament: 2-12pdr, 3-18in tt. North Sea Patrol Flotillas or Nore Local Defence Flotilla 1914-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

 

Ex-Coastal Destroyers

CRICKET (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.1, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

DRAGONFLY, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.2, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

FIREFLY (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.3, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

GADFLY, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.6, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

GLOWWORM, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.7, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

GNAT, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.8, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

GRASSHOPPER, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.9, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

GREENFLY, coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.10, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

MAYFLY (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.11, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

MOTH (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.12, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

SANDFLY (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.4, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

SPIDER (1), coastal destroyer (1906) - see TB.5, torpedo boat, TB.1-12-class.

 


 

 

 

8. DESTROYER LEADERS

Wartime Construction

 

Ex-Chilean-class


HMS Broke (Jon Richards)

BOTHA, destroyer leader, H.5C (1914), G.60 (2.17), F.61 (4.17), F.50 (1.18), D.80 (9.18). Ex-Chilean ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS ROBELLEDO, purchased 8.14, launched 2.12.14 White. 1742 tons, 331(oa), 320(pp)x32x11ft. Turbine 30000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 5-4in (2-4.7in, 2-4in in 2.18), 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet, 1915-17, then at Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917/18. Sold 5.20 Chilean Navy, as ALMIRANTE WILLIAMS.

BROKE (1), destroyer leader, H.98 (1914), H.23 (1.18), D.10 (9.18). Ex-Chilean ALMIRANTE GONI, purchased 8.14, launched 25.5.14 White. 1704 tons, 331(oa), 320(pp)x32x11ft. Turbine 30000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 5-4in (2-4.7in, 2-4in in 2.18), 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet, 1915-16, then at Dover. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Dover 21 Apr 1917. Sold 5.20 Chilean Navy, as ALMIRANTE URIBE.

FAULKNOR, destroyer leader H.84 (1914), H.31 (1.18), D.16 (9.18). Ex-Chilean ALMIRANTE SIMPSON, purchased 8.14, launched 26.2.14 White. 1694 tons, 331(oa), 320(pp)x32x11ft. Turbine 30000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 5-4in (2-4.7in, 2-4in in 2.18), 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet, 1915-16, then at Dover. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918, Ostend 10 May 1918. Sold 5.20 Chilean Navy, as ALMIRANTE RIVEROS.

TIPPERARY, destroyer leader H.6C (1914). Ex-Chilean ALMIRANTE RIVEROS, purchased 8.14, launched 5.3.15 White. 1737 tons, 331(oa), 320(pp)x32x11ft. Turbine 30000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 5-4in (2-4.7in, 2-4in in 2.18), 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet, from 1915. Sunk 1.6.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

 

MARKSMAN-class

KEMPENFELT, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1914-15 programme, H.A1 (1914), G.10 (1917), F.87 (1.18), G.12 (4.18). Launched 1.5.15 Cammell Laird. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet 1915-17, Dover 1917-18, then Grand Fleet again. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

LIGHTFOOT, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1913-14 programme, H.76 (1914), H.58 (1.18), G.22 (4.18), F.78 (9.18). Launched 28.5.15 White. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt (2-14in tt added 1917). Harwich 1915-18, then Grand Fleet. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

MARKSMAN, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1914-15 programme, H.96 (1914), G.35 (1917), F.85 (1.18), G.23 (4.18), F.66 (9.18). Launched 28.4.15 Hawthorn Leslie. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet 1915-17, Dover 1917-18, then Grand Fleet again. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

NIMROD, destroyer leader, Marksman-class, 1913-14 programme, H.5A (1914), H.90 (1.18). Launched 12.4.15 Denny. c1604-1608 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-2pdr, 4-21in tt (2-14in tt, added 1917). Harwich 1915-18, then Grand Fleet. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917.Sold 5.11.26 Alloa S. Bkg Co. Rosyth.

 

improved MARKSMAN-class


HMS Hoste (Photo Ships)

ABDIEL (ex-ITHURIEL, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, four funnels, ordered 11.14, G.07 (9.15), F.43 (1.17), F.49 (1.18). Launched 12.10.15 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 70 mines. Minelayer, Grand Fleet 1916-18, Leader 20th (M/L) DF, North Sea 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, gallantry awards) - Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 7.36 Rees, Llanelly.

ANZAC, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 12.15, F.61 (2.17), G.60 (4.17), G.50 (1.18), G.70 (4.18). Launched 11.1.17 Denny. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas from completion. To RAN 3.19. Sold 8.8.35 Abrahams &reg Wilson, Redfern, NSW.

GABRIEL (ex-ABDIEL, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, four funnels, ordered 11.14, G.21 (9.15), F.00 (1.17), F.91 (9.18). Launched 23.12.15 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18. Minelayer 8.18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Lelant.

GRENVILLE, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 2.15, G.61 (9.15), G.85 (1.17), G.75 (1.18), G.95 (4.18). Launched 17.6.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18. Sold 12.31 Rees, Llanelly.

HOSTE, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 7.15, G.90 (1.17). Launched 16.8.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas from 1916. Sunk 21.12.16 in collision with NEGRO in North Sea.

ITHURIEL (ex-GABRIEL, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, four funnels, ordered 11.14, G.32 (9.15), G.50 (1.17), F.88 (1.18). Launched 8.3.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18, attached 13th S/M Flotilla 1917-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

PARKER (ex-FROBISHER, renamed before launch), destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 2.15, G.49 (9.15), G.71 (1.17), G.95 (1.18), G.75 (4.18). Launched 16.8.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18. Sold 5.11.21 Cashmore.

SAUMAREZ, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 7.15, G.3A (1.17), G.45 (1.18), G.25 (4.18). Launched 14.10.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas from completion. Sold 8.1.31 Ward, Briton Ferry.

SEYMOUR, destroyer leader, improved Marksman-class, three funnels, ordered 7.15, G.00 (1.17), G.20 (1.18), G.00 (4.18), D.09 (11.18). Launched 31.8.16 Cammell Laird. c1666-1687 tons, 325(oa), 315(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 36000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-21in tt. Leader, Grand Fleet Flotillas 1916-18. Minelayer 8.18. Sold 7.1.30 Cashmore.

 

SHAKESPEARE-class


HMS Keppel (Navy Photos)

BARRINGTON, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Cammell Laird. Cancelled 12.18.

HUGHES, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Cammell Laird. Cancelled 12.18.

KEPPEL, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, D.84 (4.25). Launched 23.4.20 Thornycroft, completed Portsmouth DY. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 7.45, BU Ward, Barrow.

ROOKE, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, D.83 (12.24). Launched 16.9.20 Thornycroft, completed Pembroke DY. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Renamed BROKE 4.21. Foundered 9.11.42 after damage at Algiers 8.11.42.

SAUNDERS, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Thornycroft. Cancelled 12.18.

SHAKESPEARE, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.16, F.89 (1.18). Launched 7.7.17 Thornycroft. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Harwich Force 1917-18. Handed over 2.9.36 to Ward, Jarrow in part payment for liner MAJESTIC.

SPENSER, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.16, F.90 (1.18). Launched 22.9.17 Thornycroft. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Harwich Force 1917-18. Handed over 29.9.36 to Ward, Inverkeithing in part payment for liner MAJESTIC.

SPRAGGE, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.18, building Thornycroft. Cancelled 12.18.

WALLACE, destroyer leader, Shakespeare-class, ordered 4.17, D.3A (2.19). Launched 26.10.18 Thornycroft. 1750 tons, 329(oa), 318(pp)x31x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 20.3.45, BU Clayton & Davie.

 

SCOTT-class


HMS Campbell (Navy Photos)

BRUCE, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 12.16, F.48 (6.18). Launched 26.2.18 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Grand Fleet or at Harwich, 1918. Sunk 22.11.39 as target off the Isle of Wight.

CAMPBELL, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.17, G.76 (1.19). Launched 21.9.18 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 18.2.47, BU Metal Ind, Rosyth.

CHAMPLAIN (1928) - see TORBAY, destroyer, Thornycroft S-class.

DOUGLAS, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 12.16, D.09 (9.18), G.00 (11.18). Launched 8.6.18 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Grand Fleet or at Harwich, 1918. Sold 20.3.45, BU Ward, Inverkeithing.

MACKAY (ex-CLAVERHOUSE, renamed 31.12.18), destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.17, F.A6 (6.19). Launched 21.12.18 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 18.2.47, BU Metal Ind, Charlestown 6.49.

MALCOLM, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.17, D.19 (11.19). Launched 29.5.19 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Sold 25.7.45, BU Ward, Barrow.

MONTROSE, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.17, F.45 (9.18). Launched 10.6.18 Hawthorn Leslie. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Grand Fleet or at Harwich, 1918. Sold 31.1.46, BU Hughes Bolckow.

SCOTT, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.16, F.98 (1.18). Launched 18.10.17 Cammell Laird. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. Grand Fleet or at Harwich from 1918. Sunk 15.8.18 by submarine (UC.17?) in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918.

STUART, destroyer leader, Scott-class, ordered 4.17, G.46 (2.19). Launched 22.8.18 Hawthorn Leslie. 1800 tons, 332(oa), 320(pp)x32x12ft. Turbine 40000shp, 36kts. Armament: 5-4.7in, 1-3in AA, 6-21in tt. To RAN 10.33. Sold 3.2.47 T. Carr.

 

V-class, Admiralty


HMS Valentine (Photo Ships)

VALENTINE (ex-BRUCE, renamed 9.16), destroyer, Admiralty V-class, ordered 4.16, F.99 (1917), F.30 (1.18). Launched 24.3.17 Cammell Laird. c1300 tons, 312(oa), 300(pp)x29x10ft. Turbine 27000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt (5 tt in 1921, 6 tt from 1923). Fitted to carry 60 mines by Admiralty order 12.1.17. Grand Fleet Leader 1917-18. Bombed and stranded 15.5.40, mouth of Schelde.

VALHALLA (2) (ex-DOUGLAS, renamed 9.16), destroyer, Admiralty V-class, ordered 4.16, F.9A (1917), G.25 (1.18), G.45 (4.18). Launched 22.5.17 Cammell Laird. c1300 tons, 312(oa), 300(pp)x29x10ft. Turbine 27000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt (5 tt in 1921, 6 tt from 1923). Grand Fleet Leader 1917-18. Sold 17.12.31 Cashmore.

VALKYRIE (ex-MALCOLM, renamed 9.16), destroyer, Admiralty V-class, ordered 4.16, F.83 (1917), F.86 (1.18), F.05 (9.18). Launched 13.3.17 Denny. c1300 tons, 312(oa), 300(pp)x29x10ft. Turbine 27000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet Leader 1917-18 (5 tt in 1921, 6 tt from 1923). Handed over 24.8.36 to Ward, Inverkeithing in part payment for liner MAJESTIC.

VALOROUS (ex-MONTROSE, renamed 9.16), destroyer, Admiralty V-class, ordered 4.16, F.92 (1917), G.00 (1.18), G.20 (4.18). Launched 8.5.17 Denny. c1300 tons, 312(oa), 300(pp)x29x10ft. Turbine 27000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt (5 tt in 1921, 6 tt from 1923). Fitted to carry 60 mines by Admiralty order 12.1.17. Grand Fleet Leader 1917-18. Sold 4.3.47, BU Stockton Ship & Salvage Co.

VAMPIRE (2) (ex-WALLACE, renamed 9.16), destroyer, Admiralty V-class, ordered 4.16, F.0A (1917), G.70 (1.18), G.50 (4.18). Launched 21.5.17 White. c1300 tons, 312(oa), 300(pp)x29x10ft. Turbine 27000shp, 34kts. Armament: 4-4in, 1-3in AA, 4-21in tt (5 tt in 1921, 6 tt from 1923). Grand Fleet Leader 1917-18. To RAN 10.33. Sunk 9.4.42 by A/C in Bay of Bengal.

 


 

 

9. DESTROYERS

(many of the earlier ships within their classes had different appearances - numbers and sizes of funnels etc)

 

A-class, 27-knotters

(30 of this type broken up between 1907 and 1914)


HMS Boxer with HMS Bruiser (BU 1914) astern (Photo Ships)

BOXER, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, H.4C (1914, cancelled 4.17) D.16 (1.18). Launched 28.11.94 Thornycroft. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 8.2.18 in collision with SS ST. PATRICK in the Channel.

CONFLICT, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, P.24 (1914), D.96 (9.15, cancelled 4.17) D.18 (1.18). Launched 13.12.94 White. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

DECOY, destroyer, 27-knotter, ship-type later designated A-class. Lost 13.8.04.

FERVENT, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.17 (1914), D.97 (9.15), D.39 (1.18). Launched 28.3.95 Hanna, Donald. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Ward, Rainham.

HANDY, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class. On sale list 1914, sold Hong Kong by 1916.

LIGHTNING, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.23 (1914). Launched 10.4.95 Palmer. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Mined 30.6.15 in North Sea.

OPOSSUM, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, D.12 (1914), D.99 (9.15), D.62 (1.18). Launched 9.8.95 Hawthorn Leslie. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Either Local Defence Flotilla or Patrol Flotilla. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Preston.

PORCUPINE, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.19 (1914), D.OA (9.15), D.69 (1.18). Launched 19.9.95 Palmer. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Ward, Rainham.

RANGER (2), destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, D.1A (9.15, cancelled 4.17). Launched 4.10.95 Hawthorn Leslie. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Riddle & Co.

SUNFISH, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, D.47 (1914), D.2A (9.15), D.81 (1.18). Launched 23.5.95 Hawthorn Leake. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Either Local Defence Flotilla or Patrol Flotilla. Sold 7.6.20 J. Kelly.

SURLY, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, P.30 (1914), D.3A (9.15), D.82 (1.18). Launched 10.11.94 Thomson. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 23.3.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

WIZARD, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, H.3C (1914, cancelled 4.17) H.7A (1.18). Launched 26.2.95 White. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

ZEBRA (1), destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class. Sold 30.7.14.

ZEPHYR, destroyer, 27-knotter, designated A-class, N.86 (1914), D.4A (9.15), D.98 (1.18). Launched 10.5.95 Hanna, Donald. c280-350 tons, c200(pp)x20x5.5ft. TE c3500-4500ihp, 27kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 Ward, Rainham.

 

B-class, four-funnelled 30-knotters

HMS Virago (Photo Ships)

 

ALBACORE (1), destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.14 (1914), D.76 (9.15), D.01 (1.18). Built on speculation, launched 19.9.06 Palmer, purchased by Admiralty 3.09. 440 tons, 215(pp)x21x7ft. Turbine 7000shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 3-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Grand Fleet Local Patrol. Sold 1.8.19 T. R. Sale.

ARAB, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.01 (1914), D.77 (9.15), D.05 (1.18), H.08 (4.18). Launched 9.2.01 Thomson. 470 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 23.7.19 Fryer, Sunderland.

BONETTA, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.15 (1914), D.78 (9.15), D.11 (1.18). Built on speculation, launched 14.1.07 Palmer, purchased by Admiralty 3.09. 440 tons, 215(pp)x21x7ft. Turbine 7000shp, 26.5kts. Armament: 3-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Submarine tender on Clyde and later Tyne. Sold 7.6.20 Ward, Hayle; then Briton Ferry.

COBRA, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, ship-type later designated B-class, turbine-powered. Wrecked 19.9.01.

EARNEST, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.05 (1914), D.79 (9.15), D.29 (1.18). Launched 7.11.96 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

EXPRESS, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.84 (1914), D.80 (9.15), D.34 (1.18). Launched 11.12.97 Laird. 499 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 17.3.21 Clarkson, Whitby.

GRIFFON, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.39 (1914), D.81 (9.15), D.45 (1.18). Launched 21.11.96 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

KANGAROO, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.02 (1914), D.82 (9.15), D.48 (1.18). Launched 8.9.00 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Based at Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 23.3.20 M. Yates; resold 1920 Ward, Milford Haven.

LIVELY, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.91 (1914), D.83 (9.15), D.53 (1.18). Launched 14.7.00 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

LOCUST, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.29 (1914), D.84 (9.15), D.54 (1.18). H.02 (4.18). Launched 8.12.96 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.6.19 J. Jackson.

MYRMIDON, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.83 (1914), D.85 (9.15). Launched 26.5.00 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Based at Dover. Sunk 26.3.17 in collision with SS HAMBORN in the Channel. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16.

ORWELL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.49 (1914), D.86 (9.15), D.63 (1.18). Launched 29.9.98 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth, BU 10.22

PANTHER, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.69 (1914), D.87 (9.15), D.67 (1.18). Launched 21.1.97 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 7.6.20 J. Kelly.

PETEREL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.74 (1914), D.88 (9.15), D.68 (1.18), H.54 (9.18). Launched 30.3.99 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 30.8.19 T. R. Sales.

QUAIL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.85 (1914), D.89 (9.15), D.70 (1.18), H.32 (9.18). Launched 24.9.95 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, New Holland.

SEAL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.77 (1914), D.90 (9.15), D.75 (1.18). Launched 6.3.97 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 17.3.21 Ward, Rainham.

SPARROWHAWK, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated B-class. Wrecked 17.6.04.

SPITEFUL, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.73 (1914), D.91 (9.15), D.76 (1.18). Launched 11.1.99 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 14.9.20 Hayes, Porthcawl.

SPRIGHTLY, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.62 (1914), D.92 (9.15), D.77 (1.18). Launched 25.9.00 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Scapa Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1.7.21 Castle, Plymouth.

SUCCESS, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.24 (1914). Launched 21.3.01 Doxford. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla, probably Forth. Wrecked 27.12.14 off Fife Ness.

SYREN (1), destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, P.72 (1914), D.93 (9.15), D.85 (1.18). Launched 20.12.00 Palmer. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Based at Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/17. Sold 14.9.20 Hayes, Porthcawl.

THRASHER, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.79 (1914), D.94 (9.15), D.90 (1.18). Launched 5.11.95 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 4.11.19 Fryer, Sunderland.

VIRAGO, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class. Launched 19.11.95 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. China station. Log Book Availability. Sold 10.10.19 at Hong Kong.

WOLF, destroyer, four-funnelled 30-knotter, designated B-class, D.98 (1914), D.95 (9.15), D.97 (1.18). Launched 2.6.97 Laird. c355-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla Forth or Grimsby. Sold 1.7.21 Castle, Plymouth.

 

C-class, three-funnelled 30-knotters

HMS Whiting (Photo Ships)

 

ALBATROSS, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.32 (1914), D.44 (9.15), D.02 (1.18). Launched 19.7.98 Thornycroft. 430 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 7.6.20 J. Houston.

AVON, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.02 (1914), D.45 (9.15), D.08 (1.18). Launched 10.10.96 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth, BU 10.22.

BAT, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.97 (1914), D.46 (9.15), D.09 (1.18), H.87 (9.18). Launched 7.10.96 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 30.8.19 Hayes, Porthcawl.

BITTERN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.03 (1914), D.5A (9.15), D.10 (1.18). Launched 1.2.97 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 4.4.18 in collision with SS KENILWORTH in the Channel.

BRAZEN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.11 (1914), D.47 (9.15), D.14 (1.18). Launched 3.7.96 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 4.11.19 J. H. Lee.

BULLFINCH, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.17 (1914), D.48 (9.15), D.15 (1.18). H.04 (4.18). Launched 10.2.98 Earle. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.6.19 Young, Sunderland.

CHAMOIS, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, ship-type later designated C-class. Foundered 26.9.04.

CHEERFUL, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.13 (1914), D.49 (9.15). Launched 14.7.97 Hawthorn Leslie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Mined 30.6.17 off the Shetlands.

CRANE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.26 (1914), D.50 (9.15), D.20 (1.18), H.72 (9.18). Launched 17.12.96 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/17. Sold 10.6.19 Ward, New Holland.

DOVE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.34 (1914), D.51 (9.15), D.28 (1.18). Launched 21.3.98 Eerie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 27.1.20 Maden & McKee.

ELECTRA, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.55 (1914), D.52 (9.15), D.31 (1.18). Launched 14.7.98 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Barking S. Bkg Co.

FAIRY, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.40 (1914), D.53 (9.15), D.35 (1.18). Launched 29.5.97 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Foundered 31.5.18 after ramming UC.75 in the North Sea.

FALCON (1), destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.31 (1914), D.54 (9.15), D.36 (1.18). Launched 29.12.99 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 1.4.18 in collision with trawler JOHN FITZGERALD in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/17.

FAWN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.94 (1914), D.55 (9.15), D.38 (1.18), H.38 (9.18). Launched 13.4.97 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, New Holland.

FLIRT, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.87 (1914), D.56 (9.15). Launched 15.5.97 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 27.10.16 in action in Straits of Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15.

FLYING FISH, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.86 (1914), D.57 (9.15), D.40 (1.18), H.69 (9.18). Launched 4.3.97 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 30.8.19 T. R. Sales.

GIPSY, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.23 (1914), D.58 (9.15), D.43 (1.18). Launched 9.3.97 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/17. Sold 17.3.21 C. A. Board, Teignmouth (hull still at Dartmouth as a jetty (1972)).

GREYHOUND, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.01 (1914), D.59 (9.15), D.44 (1.18), H.43 (9.18). Launched 6.10.00 Hawthorn Leslie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/18. Sold 10.6.19 Clarkson, Whitby.

KESTREL, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.47 (1914), D.60 (9.15), D.49 (1.18). Launched 25.3.98 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 17.3.21 Ward, Rainham.

LEE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, ship-type later designated C-class. Wrecked 5.10.09.

LEOPARD, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.75 (1914), D.61 (9.15), D.50 (1.18), H.06 (4.18). Launched 20.3.97 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.6.19 J. Jackson.

LEVEN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, ship-type later designated C-class, P.33 (1914), D.62 (9.15), D.51 (1.18). Launched 28.6.98 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 14.9.20 Hayes, Porthcawl.

MERMAID, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.35 (1914), D.63 (9.15), D.56 (1.18), H.85 (9.18). Launched 22.2.98 Hawthorn Leslie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/17. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, New Holland.

OSPREY (1), destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.80 (1914), D.64 (9.15). Launched 17.4.97 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 4.11.19 J. H. Lee.

OSTRICH, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P56 (1914), D.65 (9.15). Launched 22.3.00 Fairfield. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Barking S. Bkg Co.

OTTER (1), destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class. Launched 23.11.96 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station, only in commission a few months. Log Book Availability. Sold 26.10.16 at Hong Kong.

PYTHON (1902) - see VELOX, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated C-class.

RACEHORSE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.15 (1914), D.66 (9.15), D.71 (1.18). Launched 8.11.00 Hawthorn Leslie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 23.3.20 M. Yates; resold Ward, Milford Haven.

RECRUIT, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.60 (1914). Launched 22.8.96 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sunk 1.5.15 by UB.16 off Galloper LV.

ROEBUCK, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.53 (1914), D.67 (9.15), D.72 (1.18). Launched 4.1.01 Hawthorn Leslie. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. BU 1919 at Portsmouth DY.

STAR, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.07 (1914), D.68 (9.15), D.79 (1.18), H.07 (9.18). Launched 11.8.96 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.6.19 Ward, New Holland

SYLVIA, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.23 (1914), D.69 (9.15), D.84 (1.18), H.03 (4.18). Launched 3.7.97 Doxford. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, New Holland.

THORN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.57 (1914), D.70 (9.15), D.89 (1.18). Launched 17.3.00 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. BU 1919 at Portsmouth DY.

TIGER, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated C-class. Lost in collision 2.4.08.

VELOX, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, P.45 (1914), D.71 (9.15). Launched as PYTHON 11.2.02 Hawthorn Leslie, purchased by Admiralty 7.6.02. 420 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. Turbine-powered, c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Mined 25.10.15 off the Nab.

VIGILANT (1), destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.43 (1914), D.72 (9.15), D.92 (1.18). Launched as PYTHON 16.8.00 Thomson, had been purchased by Admiralty 31.3.00. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 South Alloa S. Bkg Co.

VIOLET (1), destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.09 (1914), D.73 (9.15), D.94 (1.18). Launched 3.5.97 Doxford. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 7.6.20 J. Houston, Montrose.

VIPER, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, later designated C-class, turbine-powered. Lost 3.8.01

VIXEN, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, D.44 (1914), D.74 (9.15), D.95 (1.18). Launched 29.3.00 Vickers. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 17.3.21 Ward, Grays.

VULTURE, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class, N.50 (1914), D.75 (9.15), (no pendant. 1.18). Launched 22.3.98 Thomson. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Ten of class on patrol Grand Fleet area, nine at Dover, 15 in Patrol or Local Defence Flotilla. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Sold 27.5.19 Hayes, Porthcawl.

WHITING, destroyer, three-funnelled 30-knotter, designated C-class. Launched 26.8.96 Palmer. c350-400 tons, c215(pp)x21x6ft. TE c6000ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station. Log Book Availability. Sold 27.11.19 at Hong Kong.

 

D-class, two-funnelled 30-knotters

HMS Fame (no enlargement)

 

ANGLER, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, P.25 (1914), D.36 (9.15), D.04 (1.18). Launched 2.2.97 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

ARIEL (1), destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, ship-type later designated D-class. Lost 19.4.07.

COQUETTE, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, N.21 (1914), D.37 (9.15). Launched 25.11.97 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Mined 7.3.16 off East Coast.

CYGNET, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, N.49 (1914), D.38 (9.15), D.22 (1.18). Launched 8.1.98 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Ward. Rainham.

CYNTHIA, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, N.09 (1914), D.39 (9.15), D.23 (1.18). Launched 3.9.98 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Nore Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 29.4.20 Ward, Rainham.

DESPERATE, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, P.50 (1914), D.40 (9.15), D.26 (1.18). Launched 15.2.96 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla. Sold 20.5.20 Ward, Milford Haven.

FAME (1), destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, D.41 (9.15), D.37 (1.18). Launched 15.4.96 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station. Log Book Availability. Sold 31.8.21 at Hong Kong.

MALLARD, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, D.26 (1914), D.42 (9.15), D.55 (1.18). Launched 19.11.96 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 South Alloa S. Bkg Co.

STAG, destroyer, two-funnelled 30-knotter, designated D-class, P.34 (1914), D.43 (9.15), D.78 (1.18). Launched 18.11.99 Thornycroft. c340 tons, 210(pp)x191x7ft. TE 5800ihp, 30kts. Armament: 1-12pdr, 5-6pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 17.3.21 Ward, Grays.

 

Ex-Chinese

TAKU, destroyer, designated D-class, ex-Chinese HAI-NJU captured 17.6.00. Launched 1898 Schichau. 305 tons, 193(pp)x20x5ft. TE 6000ihp, 32kts. Armament: 6-3pdr, 3-14in tt. Sold 25.10.16 at Hong Kong.

 

E (RIVER)-class

HMS Jed (Photo Ships)

 

ARUN, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.04 (1914), D.11 (9.15), D.07 (1.18). Launched 30.4.03 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Hayle.

BLACKWATER, destroyer, River-class, later designated E-class. Launched 25.7.03 Laird. Lost in collision 6.4.09.

BOYNE, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.68 (1914), D.12 (9.15), H.23 (9.18). Launched 12.9.04 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 30.8.19 Hayes, Porthcawl.

CHELMER, destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 8.12.04 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Hayle.

CHERWELL, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.90 (1914), D.13 (9.15), D.17 (1.18). Launched 25.7.03 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Rainham.

COLNE, destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 21.2.05 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 4.11.19 J. H. Lee, Dover.

DEE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.95 (1914), D.14 (9.15), D.24 (1.18), H.31 (9.18). Launched 10.9.03 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.7.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

DERWENT, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.25 (1914), D.15 (9.15). Launched 14.2.03 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Mined 2.5.17 off Le Havre.

DOON, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.14 (1914), D.16 (9.15), D.27 (1.18), H.41 (9.18). Launched 8.11.04 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 27.5.19 Ward, Rainham.

EDEN, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.42 (1914), D.17 (9.15). Launched 14.3.03 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. Turbine c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sunk 18.6.16 in collision with SS FRANCE in Channel.

ERNE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.58 (1914). Launched 14.1.03 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Wrecked 6.2.15, Rattray Head.

ETTRICK, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.01 (1914), D.18 (9.15), D.32 (1.18). Launched 28.2.03 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 27.5.19 James Dredging Co.

EXE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.05 (1914), D.19 (9.15), D.33 (1.18), H.70 (9.18). Launched 27.4.03 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 Ward, Rainham.

FOYLE, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.44 (1914), D.20 (9.15). Launched 25.2.03 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Mined 15.3.17 in Dover Straits.

GALA, destroyer, River-class, later designated E-class. Launched 7.1.05 Yarrow. Lost in collision 27.4.08.

GARRY, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class, N.10 (1914), D.21 (9.15), D.41 (1.18), H.73 (9.18). Launched 21.3.05 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 22.10.19 J. H. Lee.

ITCHEN, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.06 (1914), D.22 (9.15). Launched 17.3.03 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sunk 6.7.17 by U.99 in North Sea.

JED, destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 16.2.04 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.7.20 Purves, Teignmouth.

KALE, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.45 (1914), D.23 (9.15), D.47 (1.18). Launched 8.11.04 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Mined 27.3.18 in North Sea.

KENNET, destroyer, River-class, two high funnels, designated E-class. Launched 4.12.03 Thornycroft. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.12.19 J. H. Lee, Dover.

LIFFEY, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.07 (1914), D.24 (9.15), D.52 (1.18). Launched 24.9.04 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Grays.

MOY, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.02 (1914), D.25 (9.15), D.58 (1.18), H.76 (9.18). Launched 10.11.04 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 27.5.19 T. Oakley.

NESS, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.81 (1914), D.26 (9.15), D.59 (1.18), H.77 (9.18). Launched 5.1.05 White. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 27.5.19 T. R. Sales.

NITH, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.77 (1914), D.27 (9.15), D.60 (1.18), H.78 (9.18). Launched 7.3.05 White. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Preston.

OUSE, destroyer, River-class, two medium funnels, designated E-class, N.69 (1914), D.28 (9.15), D.66 (1.18), H.80 (9.18). Launched 7.1.05 Laird. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 22.10.19 J. H. Lee.

RIBBLE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class. Launched 19.3.04 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Preston.

ROTHER, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.32 (1914), D.29 (9.15), D.73 (1.18). Launched 5.1.04 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

STOUR, destroyer, River-class, designated E-class, N.08 (1914), D.30 (9.15), D.80 (1.18), H.83 (9.18). Launched 3.6.05 Laird, purchased 12.09. 570 tons, 220(pp)x24x8ft. Turbine 7000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 30.8.19 J. Smith.

SWALE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.03 (1914), D.31 (9.15), D.83 (1.18). Launched 20.3.05 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Preston.

TEST, destroyer, River-class, designated E-class, N.34 (1914), D.32 (9.15), D.87 (1.18), H.84 (9.18). Launched 6.5.05 Laird, purchased 12.09. 570 tons, 220(pp)x24x8ft. Turbine 7000shp, 25.5kts. Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 30.8.19 Loveridge & Co.

TEVIOT, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class, N.26 (1914), D.33 (9.15), D.88 (1.18). Launched 7.11.03 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 23.6.19 Ward, Morecambe.

URE, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.12 (1914), D.34 (9.15), D.91 (1.18). Launched 25.10.04 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 27.5.19 T. R. Sales.

USK, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class. Launched 25.7.03 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 29.7.20 Ward, Morecambe.

WAVENEY, destroyer, River-class, two short funnels, designated E-class, N.79 (1914), D.35 (9.15), D.96 (1.18), H.86 (9.18). Launched 16.4.03 Hawthorn Leslie. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Patrol Flotilla. Sold 10.2.20 Ward, Grays.

WEAR, destroyer, River-class, four funnels closely paired, designated E-class, N.92 (1914), (no Pendant 9.15). Launched 21.1.05 Palmer. c545-560 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 4.11.19 Ward, Grays.

WELLAND, destroyer, River-class, four funnels open paired, designated E-class. Launched 14.4.04 Yarrow. 590 tons, c222(pp)x23x9ft. TE c7500ihp, 25.5kts, Armament: 4-12pdr, 2-18in tt. China Station 1914, Mediterranean 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Preston.

 

F (TRIBAL)-class


HMS Amazon (Photo Ships)

AFRIDI, destroyer, Tribal class, 1st group, 3-funnelled, designated F-class, H.40 (1914), D.00 (9.15). Launched 8.5.07 Armstrong. c865-885 tons, c260(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine c14250shp, 34kts. Armament: 5-12pdr, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/17, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.12.19 F. Wilkinson.

AMAZON, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.37 (1914), D.01 (9.15), D.03 (1.18). Launched 29.7.08 Thornycroft. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 22.10.19 Ward, Preston.

COSSACK, destroyer, Tribal class, 1st group, 3-funnelled, designated F-class, H.09 (1914), D.02 (9.15), D.19 (1.18). Launched 16.2.07 Cammell Laird. c865-885 tons, c260(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine c14250shp, 34kts. Armament: 5-12pdr, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 12.12.19 Ward, Preston.

CRUSADER, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.66 (1914), D.03 (9.15), D.21 (1.18). Launched 20.3.09 White. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 30.6.20 Ward, Preston.

GHURKA, destroyer, Tribal class, 1st group, 3-funnelled, designated F-class, H.52 (1914), D.04 (9.15). Launched 29.4.07 Hawthorn Leslie. c865-885 tons, c260(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine c14250shp, 34kts. Armament: 5-12pdr, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover until loss. Mined 8.2.17 off Dungeness. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16.

GURKHA - see GHURKA, destroyer.

MAORI, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.16 (1914). Launched 24.5.09 Denny. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover until loss. Mined 7.5.15 off Belgian coast. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15.

MOHAWK, destroyer, Tribal class, 1st group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.19 (1914), D.05 (9.15), D.57 (1.18). Launched 15.3.07 White. c865-885 tons, c260(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine c14250shp, 34kts. Armament: 5-12pdr, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover until last year of war, then 10th S/M Flotilla. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 27.5.19 Hughes Bolckow.

NUBIAN, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.70 (1914), D.06 (9.15). Launched 20.4.09 Thornycroft. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Disabled 27.10.16 by torpedo off Belgian coast (see also ZUBIAN). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15.

SARACEN, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.38 (1914), D.07 (9.15), D.74 (1.18). Launched 31.3.08 White. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915. Sold 22.10.19 Ward, Preston.

TARTAR, destroyer, Tribal class, 1st group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.29 (1914), D.08 (9.15), D.86 (1.18). Launched 25.6.07 Thornycroft. c865-885 tons, c260(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine c14250shp, 34kts. Armament: 5-12pdr, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/16. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

VIKING, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 6-funnelled, designated F-class, H.90 (1914), D.09 (9.15), D.93 (1.18). Launched 14.9.09 Palmer. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15. Sold 12.12.19 Ward, Briton Ferry.

ZUBIAN, destroyer, Tribal-type rebuilt from bow of ZULU and stern of NUBIAN, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, D.20 (8.17), D.99 (1.18). Completed 2.7.17 Chatham DY. 1050 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918.Sold 9.12.19 Fryer, Sunderland.


HMS Zubian (Jon Richards)

ZULU, destroyer, Tribal class, 2nd group, 4-funnelled, designated F-class, H.86 (1914), D.10 (9.15). Launched 16.9.09 Hawthorn Leslie. c970-1090 tons, c280(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 15500shp, 34kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-18in tt. 6th DF, Dover throughout the war. Disabled 8.11.16 by mine off Dover (see also ZUBIAN). Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1915/16.

 

Experimental Destroyer

SWIFT, destroyer, experimental type, H.64 (1914), H.3A (1.18), D.60 (9.18). Launched 7.12.07 Cammell Laird. 2170 tons, 353(oa), 345(pp)x34x10ft. Turbine 30000shp, 36kts. Armament: 4-4in (changed to 1-6in, 2-4in 1918), 2-18in tt. destroyer leader, Grand Fleet 1914-15, Dover 1915-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dover 21 Apr 1917, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

 

G (BEAGLE)-class


HMS Bulldog (Navy Photos)

BASILISK, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.89 (2.15), H.C8 (9.18). Launched 9.2.10 White. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

BEAGLE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.C5 (1.18). Launched 16.10.09 John Brown. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

BULLDOG, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.C7 (1.18), H.C4 (9.18). Launched 13.11.09 John Brown. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 21.9.20 Ward, Rainham.

FOXHOUND, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.16 (1.18), H.58 (4.18). Launched 11.12.09 John Brown. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

GRAMPUS, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.07 (1916), H.38 (1.18), (no pendant. 4.18 to 6.18), H.A7 (6.18). Launched as NAUTILUS 30.3.10 (renamed 12.13) Thames IW. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 21.9.20 Ward, Rainham.

GRASSHOPPER, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.17 (1.18), H.60 (6.18). Launched 22.10.09 Fairfield. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

HARPY, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.88 (2.15), H.19 (1.18), H.71 (6.18). Launched 27.11.09 White. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

MOSQUITO, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.A3 (1.18). Launched 27.1.10 Fairfield. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 31.8.20 Ward, Rainham.

NAUTILUS (1) (1913) - see GRAMPUS, destroyer, Beagle-class.

PINCHER, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.87 (2.15), H.C2 (4.18). Launched 15.3.10 Denny. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Wrecked 24.7.18 on the Seven Stones.

RACOON, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.A7 (1.18). Launched 15.2.10 Cammell Laird. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Wrecked 9.1.18 on West Coast of Ireland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

RATTLESNAKE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.94 (2.15), H.C7 (9.18). Launched 14.3.10 Harland & Wolff, Govan. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

RENARD, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.99 (11.18). Launched 13.11.09 Cammell Laird. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 31.8.20 Ward, New Holland.

SAVAGE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.92 (2.15), H.A9 (1.18). Launched 10.3.10 Thornycroft. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Portishead.

SCORPION, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.90 (2.15), H.C3 (6.18). Launched 19.2.10 Fairfield. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

SCOURGE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, D.96 (2.15), H.8A (10.17). Launched 11.2.10 Hawthorn Leslie. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

WOLVERINE, destroyer, Beagle-class, designated G-class, H.18 (1917). Launched 15.1.10 Cammell Laird. c916-975 tons, c270(pp)x27x8ft. Turbine 12500shp, 27.5kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr (designed for 5-12pdr), 2-18in tt. All class in Mediterranean 1914, six in UK from late 1914, all in Med 1915-17, 2nd DF in UK from 1917. Sunk 12.12.17 in collision with sloop ROSEMARY off NW coast of Ireland.

 

H (ACORN)-class


HMS Goldfinch (Navy Photos)

ACORN, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.02 (1914), H.03 (1.18). Launched 1.7.10 John Brown. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 29.11.21 Marple Gillott, Saltash.

ALARM, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.05 (1914), H.04 (1.18). Launched 29.8.10 John Brown. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

BRISK, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.18 (1914), H.70 (9.15), H.22 (1.18). Launched 20.9.10 John Brown. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 15.11.21 Distin, Devonport.

CAMELEON, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.21 (1914), H.24 (1.18). Launched 2.6.10 Fairfield. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 15.11.21 Distin, Devonport.

COMET (1), destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.25 (1914, cancelled 1916). Launched 23.6.10 Fairfield. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sunk 6.8.18 by Austrian submarine in the Mediterranean.

FURY, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.42 (1914), H.35 (1.18). Launched 25.4.11 Inglis. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

GOLDFINCH, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.44 (1914). Launched 12.7.10 Fairfield. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15. Wrecked 19.2.15 in the Orkneys.

HOPE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.48 (1914), H.41 (1.18). Launched 6.9.10 Swan Hunter. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 2.20 at Malta.

LARNE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.57 (1914), H.50 (1.18). Launched 23.8.10 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Lelant, BU 10.22

LYRA, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.60 (1914), H.67 (1.18). Launched 4.10.10 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

MARTIN, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.65 (1914), H.71 (1.18). Launched 15.12.10 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 21.8.20 at Malta.

MINSTREL, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.69 (1914), H.82 (1.18). Launched 2.2.11 Thornycroft. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, on loan to Japanese in Mediterranean 6.17-1919 as SENDAN. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

NEMESIS, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.72 (1914), H.88 (1.18). Launched 9.8.10 Hawthorn Leslie. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, on loan to Japanese in Mediterranean 6.17-1919 as KANRAN. Sold 26.11.21 British Legion, Plymouth.

NEREIDE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.74 (1914), H.89 (1.18). Launched 6.9.10 Hawthorn Leslie. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

NYMPHE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.83 (1914), D.25 (1.18). Launched 31.1.11 Hawthorn Leslie. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

REDPOLE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.77 (1914), H.96 (1.18). Launched 24.6.10 White. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

RIFLEMAN, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.82 (1914), H.97 (1.18). Launched 22.8.10 White. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

RUBY, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.85 (1914), H.98 (1.18). Launched 4.11.10 White. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

SHELDRAKE, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.88 (1914), H.0A (1.18). Launched 18.1.11 Denny. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

STAUNCH, destroyer, Acorn-class, designated H-class, H.89 (1914), H.2A (1917). Launched 29.10.10 Denny. c720-760 tons, 246(oa), 240(pp)x25x8ft. Turbine 13500shp, 27kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 2nd DF, Grand Fleet 1914-15, six ships to Mediterranean in 1915, five more in 1916, all there by 1918. Sunk 11.11.17 by UC38 off Coast of Palestine. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

 

I (ACHERON)-class

HMS Attack (Photo Ships)

 

ACHERON, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.00 (1914), H.02 (1.18). Launched 27.6.11 Thornycroft. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward.

ARCHER, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.10 (1914), H.29 (9.15), H.06 (1.18). Launched 21.10.11 Yarrow. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham, BU 10.22.

ARIEL (2), destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.11 (1914), H.37 (9.15), H.07 (1.18). Launched 26.9.11 Thornycroft. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, one of three of class fitted as minelayer, then 20th DF in North Sea, rest to Mediterranean by 1918. Mined 2.8.18 in North Sea. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914, Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916.

ATTACK, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.14 (1914), H.86 (1.16), H.08 (1.18). Launched 21.12.11 Yarrow. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, then to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Mined 30.12.17 off Alexandria.

BADGER, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.15 (1914), H.52 (9.15), H.09 (1.18). Launched 11.7.11 Denny. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

BEAVER, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.17 (1914), H.66 (9.15), H.20 (1.18). Launched 6.10.11 Denny. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

DEFENDER, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.28 (1914), H.29 (1.18). Launched 30.8.11 Denny. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

DERWENT (1914) - see also HUON, destroyer, Australian I-class.

DRUID, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class. H.33 (1914), H.30 (1.18). Launched 4.12.11 Denny. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

FERRET, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.35 (1914), H.32 (1.18), F.93 (9.18). Launched 12.4.11 White. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, one of three of class fitted as minelayer, then 20th DF in North Sea, rest to Mediterranean by 1918. Battle Honour (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

FIREDRAKE, destroyer, I-class "special boat", H.97 (1914), H.33 (1.18). Launched 9.4.12 Yarrow. 765 tons, 262(oa), (255pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 20000shp, 32kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. Harwich S/M Flotillas 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 10.10.21 J. Smith.

FORESTER, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.39 (1914), H.34 (1.18). Launched 1.6.11 White. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

GOSHAWK, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.45 (1914), H.37 (1.18). Launched 18.10.11 Beardmore. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

HIND, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.47 (1914), H.40 (1.18). Launched 28.7.11 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 6.24.

HORNET, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.49 (1914), H.42 (1.18). Launched 20.12.11 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham, BU 10.22.

HYDRA, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.50 (1914), H.43 (1.18). Launched 19.2.12 John Brown. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Portishead,

JACKAL, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.55 (1914), H.44 (1.18). Launched 9.9.11 Hawthorn Leslie. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 28.9.20 J. Smith.

LAPWING (1), destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.56 (1914), H.48 (1.18). Launched 29.7.11 Cammell Laird. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

LIZARD, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.58 (1914), H.60 (1.18). Launched 10.10.11 Cammell Laird. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

LURCHER, destroyer, I-class "special boat", H.01 (1914), H.65 (1.18). Launched 1.6.12 Yarrow. 765 tons, 262(oa), (255pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 20000shp, 32kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. Harwich S/M Flotillas 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.6.22 Cashmore.

OAK, destroyer, I-class "special boat", H.12 (1914), H.38 (9.15), H.92 (1.18). Launched 5.9.12 Yarrow. 765 tons, 262(oa), (255pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 20000shp, 32kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. Tender to Grand Fleet Flagship, 1914-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle, BU 9.22.

PHOENIX, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.75 (1914), H.94 (1.18). Launched 9.10.11 Vickers. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean by 1918 except three fitted as minelayers. Sunk 14.5.18 by Austrian submarine in the Adriatic. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915.

SANDFLY (2), destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.87 (1914), H.99 (1.18), F.95 (9.18). Launched 26.7.11 Swan Hunter. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. All class formed 1st DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then Devonport, Harwich or Dover 1916-17, one of three of class fitted as minelayer, then 20th DF in North Sea, rest to Mediterranean by 1918. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

TIGRESS, destroyer, Acheron-class, designated I-class, H.92 (1914), H.4A (1.18). Launched 20.12.11 Hawthorn Leslie. c745-810 tons, c246(oa), 240(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 16000shp, 28kts. Armament: 2-4in, 2-12pdr, 2-21in tt. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

 

Australian I-class


HMAS Warrego (Photo Ships)

HUON, destroyer, Australian I-class, ex-DERWENT, renamed 12.14. Launched 19.12.14 Cockatoo DY. 700 tons, 251(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific from completion to 1917, then Mediterranean. Sunk 9.4.30 as target, Jervis Bay.

PARRAMATTA, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 9.2.10 Fairfield. 700 tons, 246(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific 1914-17, then Mediterranean. Dismantled from 10.29 at Cockatoo DY.

SWAN, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 11.12.15 Cockatoo DY. 700 tons, 251(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific from completion to 1917, then Mediterranean. BU 9.29.

TORRENS, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 28.8.15 Cockatoo DY. 700 tons, 251(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific from completion to 1917, then Mediterranean. Sunk 24.11.30 as target off Sydney.

WARREGO, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 4.4.11 Fairfield & Cockatoo DY. 700 tons, 246(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific 1914-17, then Mediterranean. Log Book Availability. Dismantled from 10.29 at Cockatoo DY.

YARRA, destroyer, Australian I-class. Launched 8.4.10 Denny. 700 tons, 246(oa)x24x8ft. Turbine 13000shp, 27kts. Armament: 1-4in, 3-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Pacific 1914-17, then Mediterranean. Dismantled from 10.29 at Cockatoo DY.

 

K (ACASTA)-class

HMS Ardent (Navy Photos)

 

ACASTA (was to be named KING 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.59 (1914), H.00 (1.18). Launched 10.9.12 John Brown. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

ACHATES (was to be named KNIGHT 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, two-funnels, designated K-class, H.46 (1914), H.01 (1.18). Launched 14.11.12 John Brown. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

AMBUSCADE (was to be named KEITH 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.62 (1914), H.05 (1.18). Launched 25.1.13 John Brown. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 6.9.21 Petersen & Albeck, Denmark.

ARDENT (was to be named KENRIC 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.78 (1914). Launched 8.9.13) Denny. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16. Sunk 1.6.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

CHRISTOPHER (was to be named KITE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.51 (1914), H.25 (1.18). Launched 29.8.12 Hawthorn Leslie. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Log Book Availability. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, resold 10.23 King, Garston.

COCKATRICE (was to be named KINGFISHER 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.73 (1914), H.26 (1.18). Launched 8.11.12 Hawthorn Lealie. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Sold 9.5.21 Ward. Hayle.

CONTEST (was to be named KITTIWAKE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.63 (1914), H.28 (1917). Launched 7.1.13 Hawthorn Leslie. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Sunk 18.9.17 by submarine in the Channel. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

FORTUNE (was to be named KISMET 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.30 (1914). Launched 17.3.13 Fairfield. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

GARLAND (was to be named KENWULF 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.32 (1914), H.36 (1.18). Launched 23.4.13 Cammell Laird. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 6.9.21 Petersen & Albeck, Denmark.

HARDY (was to be named KELPIE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.67 (1914), H.39 (1.18). Launched 10.10.12 Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

LYNX (was to be named KOODOO 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.71 (1914). Launched 20.3.13 Harland & Woiff, Govan. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet from 1914. Mined 9.8.15 in Moray Firth.

MIDGE (was to be named KEITLOA 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.13 (1914), H.40 (9.15), H.79 (1.18). Launched 22.5.13 Harland & Wolff, Govan. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

OWL (was to be named KILLER 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.31 (1914), H.93 (1.18). Launched 7.7.13 Harland & Wolff, Govan. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

PARAGON (was to be named KATRINE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.26 (1914). Launched 21.2.13 Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Sunk 18.3.17 by destroyer torpedo in Dover Straits action.

PORPOISE (1) (was to be named KENNINGTON 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.27 (1914), H.95 (1.18). Launched 21.7.13 Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 23.2.20 Thornycroft for resale to Brazil as ALEXANDRINO DEALENCA, later MARANHAO.

SHARK (was to be named KESTREL 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.04 (1914). Launched 30.7.12 Swan Hunter. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

SPARROWHAWK (was to be named KINGSMILL 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.61 (1914). Launched 12.10.12 Swan Hunter. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16. Sunk 1.6.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

SPITFIRE (was to be named KEPPEL 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class, H.41 (1914), H.1A (1.18). Launched 23.12.12 Swan Hunter. c935-957 tons, 267(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 24500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

UNITY (was to be named KINSALE 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.68 (1914), H.5A (1.18). Launched 18.9.13) Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 25.10.22 Rees, Llanelly.

VICTOR (was to be named KINGSTON 9.13), destroyer, Acasta-class, designated K-class "special boat", H.36 (1914), H.6A (1.18). Launched 28.11.13 Thornycroft. c898-1000 tons, c265(oa), 257(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 22500shp, 30kts. Armament: 3-4in, 2-21in tt. All class formed 4th DF, Grand Fleet 1914-16, then 4th and 6th DF Portsmouth, Devonport or Dover. Sold 20.1.23 King, Garston.

 

L-class


HMS Liberty (Photo Ships)

LAERTES (ex-SARPEDON), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.94 (1914), H.45 (1.18). Launched 6.6.13 Swan Hunter. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915.

LAFOREY (ex-FLORIZEL), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.03 (1914). Launched 22.8.13 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, Harwich again 1916-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Sunk 25.3.17 by RN mine in Channel. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16.

LANCE (ex-DARING), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.23 (1914), H.46 (1.18). Launched 25.2.14 Thornycroft. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

LANDRAIL (ex-HOTSPUR), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.54 (1914), H.47 (1.18). Launched 7.2.14 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

LARK (1) (ex-HAUGHTY), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.34 (1914), H.49 (1.18). Launched 26.5.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 20.1.23 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LASSOO (ex-MAGIC, renamed 2.15), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, G.01 (1914), F.41 (1.18). Launched 24.8.15 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich from 1914. Mined 13.8.16 in North Sea.

LAUREL (ex-REDGAUNTLET), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.91 (1914), H.51 (1.18). Launched 6.5.13 White. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Belgian Coast 1914/16, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

LAVEROCK (ex-HEREWARD), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.53 (1914), H.53 (1.18). Launched 19.11.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

LAWFORD (ex-IVANHOE), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.06 (1914), H.53 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, Harwich again 1916-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Minelayer from 1917. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 24.8.22 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LEGION (ex-VIOLA), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.79 (1914), H.54 (1.18), F.94 (9.18). Launched 3.2.14 Denny. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Minelayer from 1917. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

LENNOX (ex-PORTIA), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.95 (1914), H.55 (1.18). Launched 17.3.14 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

LEONIDAS (ex-ROB ROY), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.20 (1914), H.56 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Palmer. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 22500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

LIBERTY (1) (ex-ROSALIND), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.81 (1914), H.57 (1.18). Launched 15.9.13 White. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

LINNET (ex-HAVOCK), destroyer, L-class, two funnels, H.43 (1914), H.59 (1.18). Launched 16.8.13 Yarrow. c965-994 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 4.11.21 Rees, Llanelly.

LLEWELLYN (ex-PICTON), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.99 (1914), H.61 (1.18). Launched 30.10.13 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914. Sold 10.3.22 J. Smith.

LOCHINVAR (ex-MALICE, renamed 2.15), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, G.06 (1914), F.42 (1.18), F.52 (1.18). Launched 9.10.15 Beardmore. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/17. Sold 25.11.21 Hayes. Porthcawl.

LOOKOUT (ex-DRAGON), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.24 (1914), H.62 (1.18). Launched 27.4.14 Thornycroft. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 24.8.22 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LOUIS (ex-TALISMAN), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.07 (1914). Launched 30.12.13 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean from 1915. Wrecked 31.10.15 Suvla Bay. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915.

LOYAL (ex-ORLANDO), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.80 (1914), H.63 (1.18). Launched 10.11.13 Denny. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Sold 24.11.21 Hayes, Porthcawl.

LUCIFER (ex-ROCKET), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.22 (1914), H.64 (1.18). Launched 29.12.13 Palmer. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 22500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

LYDIARD (ex-WAVERLEY), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.08 (1914), H.66 (1.18). Launched 26.2.14 Fairfield. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-16, Harwich 1916-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16, Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

LYSANDER (ex-ULYSSES), destroyer, L-class, three funnels, H.93 (1914), H.68 (1.18). Launched 18.8.13 Swan Hunter. c965-1010 tons, 269(oa), 260(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 24500shp, 29kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich 1914-17, then Devonport or Portsmouth. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Heligoland 28 Aug 1914, Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1915/16. Sold 9.6.22 Cashmore.

 

M-class, 1913 Programme

(improved-L-class; names starting with M)


HMS Mastiff (Jon Richards)

MANLY, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.0A (1914), H.69 (1.18), D.20 (9.18). Launched 12.10.14 Yarrow. 883 tons, 270(oa), 260(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 23000, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

MANSFIELD, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.1A (1914), H.70 (1.18), D.37 (9.18). Launched 3.12.14 Hawthorn Leslie. 1055 tons, 271(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27000, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

MARKSMAN (c1913), destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme. One of three boats cancelled and replaced by two Marksman-class leaders.

MASTIFF (2), destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.3A (1914), H.72 (1.18), D.66 (9.18). Launched 5.9.14 Thornycroft. c985-1070 tons, 271(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 26500, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-15, Mastiff to 11th S/M Flotilla 1915-17, all class to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1916/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

MATCHLESS, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.4A (1914), H.73 (1.18), D.47 (9.18). Launched 5.10.14 Swan Hunter. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

MENACE (c1913), destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme. One of three boats cancelled and replaced by two Marksman-class leaders.

MENTOR, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.6A (1914), H.77 (1.18), D.54 (9.18). Launched 21.8.14 Hawthorn Leslie. 1055 tons, 271(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27000, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Ostend (Zeebrugge) 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

METEOR, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.7A (1914), H.78 (1.18), D.84 (9.18). Launched 24.7.14 Thornycroft. c985-1070 tons, 271(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 26500, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

MILNE, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.8A (1914), H.80 (1.18), D.12 (9.18). Launched 5.10.14 John Brown. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MINOS, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.9A (1914), H.81 (1.18). Launched 6.8.14 Yarrow. 883 tons, 270(oa), 260(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 23000, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915. Sold 31.8.20 Ward, Hayle.

MIRANDA (1), destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.A0 (1914), H.83 (1.18), D.24 (9.18). Launched 27.5.14 Yarrow. 883 tons, 270(oa), 260(pp)x25x9ft. Turbine 23000, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Belgian Coast 1916/18. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

MONITOR (c1913), destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme. One of three boats cancelled and replaced by two Marksman-class leaders.

MOORSOM, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.A2 (1914), H.84 (1.18), D.27 (9.18). Launched 20.12.14 John Brown. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

MORRIS, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.A3 (1914), H.85 (1.18), D.35 (9.18). Launched 19.11.14 John Brown. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Dogger Bank 25 Jan 1915, Jutland 31 May 1916, Belgian Coast 1917/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

MURRAY, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.A4 (1914), H.86 (1.18), D.33 (9.18). Launched 6.8.14 Palmer. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

MYNGS, destroyer, M-class, 1913 Programme, H.A5 (1914), H.87 (1.18), D.41 (9.18). Launched 24.9.14 Palmer. 1010 tons, 272(oa), 265(pp)x26x8ft. Turbine 25000, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class served Harwich 1914-17, five loaned to Dover 1916-17, all to Mediterranean 1917-18, then Grand Fleet or Dover Force. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

 

M-class, Admiralty M and Repeat M-class

(wartime orders; names starting with M, N, O, P)


HMS Phoebe (John Richards)

MAENAD, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.A7 (1914), G.25 (1.17), G.27 (1.18), G.A8 (9.18). Launched 10.8.15 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MAGIC (ex-MARIGOLD, renamed 5.15), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14. G.C0 (1914), G.01 (1.17), G.0A (4.18). Launched 10.9.15 White. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MAMELUKE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.11 (9.15), G.27 (1.17), G.26 (1.18), G.02 (9.18). Launched 14.8.15 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MANDATE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.A8 (1914), G.02 (1.17), H.9A (1.18). Launched 27.4.15 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MANNERS, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.A9 (1914), G.03 (1.17), H.CI (9.18). Launched 15.6.15 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

MARMION, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C2 (1914), G.04 (1.17). Launched 28.5.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 21.10.17 in collision with TIRADE off Lerwick.

MARNE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.A6 (1914), G.05 (1.17), H.A0 (1.18). Launched 29.5.15 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 29.9.21 Cohen, BU In Germany.

MARTIAL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C3 (1914), G.06 (1.17), F.77 (1.18). Launched 1.7.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

MARVEL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.20 (9.15), G.28 (1.17), G.A3 (9.18). Launched 7.10.15 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

MARY ROSE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C4 (1914), G.29 (1.17). Launched 8.10.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 17.10.17 by BREMSE & BRUMMER in North Sea. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916, Scandinavian convoys 17 Oct 1917.

MEDINA (ex-REDMILL, renamed, as not a 2-shaft Admiralty R-class), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.75 (9.15), G.51 (1.17), G.52 (1.18), D.87 (11.18). Launched 8.3.16 White. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

MEDWAY (ex-REDWING, renamed initially as MEDORA, as not a 2-shaft Admiralty R-class), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.76 (9.15), F.01 (1.17), G.2A (4.18). Launched 19.4.16 White. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

MENACE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.7C (1914), G.28 (1.17), G.30 (1.18), G.6A (6.18). Launched 9.11.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

MICHAEL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C5 (1914), G.07 (1.17), H.A1 (1.18). Launched 19.5.15 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MILBROOK, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C6 (1914), G.08 (1.17), H.A2 (1.18). Launched 12.7.15 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU In Germany.

MINDFUL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.04 (9.15), G.31 (1.18), H.91 (6.18). Launched 24.8.15 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in German.

MINION, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C7 (1914), G.09 (1.18), G.14 (4.18), H.82 (6.18). Launched 11.9.15 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

MISCHIEF, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.10 (9.15), G.32 (1.17), G.A4 (9.18). Launched 12.10.15 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany

MONS, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.2A (1914), G.11 (1.17), G.10 (1.18), G.1A (4.18), H.89 (6.18). Launched 1.5.15 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

MORESBY (1) (ex-MARLION, renamed 9.14), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C1 (1914), F.02 (1.17), H.27 (1.18). Launched 20.11.15 White. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

MUNSTER (ex-MONITOR, renamed 9.14), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.8C (1914), G.33 (1.17), G.7A (6.18). Launched 24.11.15 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

MYSTIC (ex-MYRTLE, renamed 5.15), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 9.14, H.2C (1914), G.16 (1.17), G.3A (4.18). Launched 20.6.15 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany.

NAPIER, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.34 (9.15), G.A0 (6.18). Launched 27.11.15 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

NARBROUGH, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.39 (9.15), F.11 (1.17), F.02 (1.18). Launched 2.3.16 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Wrecked 12.1.18, Pentland Skerries. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

NARWHAL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.47 (9.15), G.36 (1.17), G.35 (1.18), H.29 (6.18). Launched 30.12.15 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. BU 1920 at Devonport DY after collision damage.

NEGRO, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.13 (9.15). Launched 8.3.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 21.12.16 in collision with HOSTE in North Sea.

NEPEAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.18 (9.15), F.03 (1.17), H.44 (4.18). Launched 22.1.16 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

NEREUS, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.19 (9.15), F.12 (1.17), F.33 (1.18), H.21 (4.18), H.37 (11.18). Launched 24.2.16 Thornycroft. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

NESSUS, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.00 (9.15), G.37 (1.17), G.36 (1.18), G.5A (6.18). Launched 24.8.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 8.9.18 in collision with AMPHITRITE in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

NESTOR, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.30 (9.15). Launched 22.12.15 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

NICATOR, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.55 (9.15), F.05 (1.17), H.A4 (1.18). Launched 3.2.16 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

NIZAM, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.28 (9.15), G.52 (1.17), G.53 (1.18), H.C6 (9.18). Launched 6.4.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

NOBLE (ex-NISUS, renamed by 10.15), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.09 (9.15), G.38 (1.17), G.37 (1.18), G.9A (6.18). Launched 25.11.15 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C.

NOMAD, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.31 (9.15). Launched 7.2.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 31.5.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

NONPAREIL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.37 (9.15), G.53 (1.17), G.54 (1.18), D.0A (9.18). Launched 16.5.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

NONSUCH (ex-NARCISSUS, renamed 5.15), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.12 (9.15), G.39 (1.17), G.38 (1.18), G.A5. Launched 7.12.15 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

NORMAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.14 (9.15), G.54 (1.17), G.55 (1.18), H.0A (9.18). Launched 20.3.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

NORSEMAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.70 (9.15), F.13 (1.17), F.06 (1.18), G.51 (4.18), H.22 (11.18). Launched 15.8.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

NORTH STAR, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.16 (9.15), F.45 (1.17), F.53 (1.18). Launched 9.11.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 23.4.18 by gunfire, Zeebrugge raid. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918.

NORTHESK, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.15 (9.15), G.83 (1.17), H.21 (1.18, no pendant. from 4.18). Launched 5.7.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

NUGENT, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.17 (9.15), F.46 (1.17), F.54 (1.18), D.58 (9.18). Launched 23.1.17 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

OBDURATE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.26 (9.15), F.06 (1.17), F.07 (1.18), H.50 (6.18). Launched 21.1.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

OBEDIENT, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.25 (9.15), G.40 (1.17), G.39 (1.18), H.88 (6.18). Launched 6.11.15 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 25.11.21 Hayes, Porthcawl.

OBERON, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.80 (9.15), F.27 (1.17), F.36 (1.18), H.35 (11.18). Launched 29.9.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

OBSERVER, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.41 (9.15), G.55 (1.17), G.51 (1.18), D.79 (11.18). Launched 1.5.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 30.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

OCTAVIA (ex-ORYX, renamed by 9.15), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.51 (9.15), F.07 (1.17), F.09 (1.18), G.71 (4.18). Launched 21.6.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 5.11.21 Granton S. Bkg Co.

OFFA, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.45 (9.15), G.56 (1.17), G.57 (1.18), D.96 (11.18). Launched 7.6.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 30.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

ONSLAUGHT, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.22 (9.15), G.41 (1.17), G.40 (1.18), G.8A (6.18). Launched 4.12.15 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 30.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

ONSLOW, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.29 (9.15), F.09 (1.17), F.34 (1.18), H.24 (4.18). Launched 15.2.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 26.10.21 Barking S. Bkg Co.

OPAL, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.02 (9.15), G.42 (1.17), G.41 (1.18). Launched 11.9.15 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Wrecked 21.1.18, Pentland Skerries. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

OPHELIA, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.03 (9.15), G.57 (1.17), G.58 (1.18), G.A9 (11.18). Launched 13.10.15 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C.

OPPORTUNE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.05 (9.15), G.58 (1.17), G.59 (1.18). Launched 20.11.15 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 7.12.23 J. J. King.

ORACLE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.27 (9.15), F.08 (1.17), D.46 (1.18). Launched 23.12.15 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden, Milford Haven.

ORCADIA, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.53 (9.15), G.80 (1.17), D.30 (1.18). Launched 26.7.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden, Poole.

ORESTES, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.33 (9.15), G.61 (1.17), G.60 (1.18), D.56 (11.18). Launched 21.3.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

ORFORD, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.38 (9.15), G.59 (1.17), G.61 (1.18), D.70 (11.18). Launched 19.4.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

ORIANA (2), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.69 (9.15), F.14 (1.17), F.11 (1.18), H.34 (6.18). Launched 23.9.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

ORIOLE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.44 (9.15), F.16 (1.17), D.1A (1.18), D.06 (4.18). Launched 31.7.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

ORPHEUS, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.43 (9.15), F.17 (1.17), F.35 (1.18), H.28 (4.18), G.A9 (11.18). Launched 17.6.16 Doxford. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 1.11.21 Fryer, Sunderland.

OSIRIS (2), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.68 (9.15), F.26 (1.17), F.31 (1.18), G.72 (4.18), H.30 (11.18). Launched 28.9.16 Palmer. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

OSSORY, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 11.14, G.23 (9.15), G.17 (1.17), H.A5 (1.18). Launched 9.10.15 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T.C.

PALADIN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.40 (9.15), F.18 (1.17), F.14 (1.18), G.73 (4.18), D.1A (11.18). Launched 27.3.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Rainham.

PARTHIAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.52 (9.15), G.77 (1.17), H.91 (1.18). Launched 3.7.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

PARTRIDGE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.46 (9.15), G.62 (1.17). Launched 4.3.16 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sunk 12.12.17 by German destroyers in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Scandinavian convoys 12 Dec 1917.

PASLEY, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 2.15, G.54 (9.15), F.22 (1.17), D.42 (1.18). Launched 15.4.16 Swan Hunter. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PELICAN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.58 (9.15), F.10 (1.17), H.A8 (1.18). Launched 18.3.16 Beardmore. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 5.24.

PELLEW, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.64 (9.15), H.98 (11.18). Launched 8.5.16 Beardmore. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Scandinavian convoys 12 Dec 1917. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry, BU 1923.

PENN, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.50 (9.15), F.19 (1.17), F.16 (1.18), G.74 (4.18). Launched 8.4.16 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 31.10.21 W. & A. T. Burden.

PEREGRINE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.60 (9.15), G.65 (1.17), H.94 (11.18). Launched 29.5.16 John Brown. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

PETARD, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.66 (9.15), F.20 (1.17), F.32 (1.18), G.29 (4.18), G.A7 (11.18). Launched 24.3.16 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays, BU 10.23.

PEYTON, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.72 (9.15), G.66 (1.17), H.96 (11.18). Launched 2.5.16 Denny. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe.

PHEASANT, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.74 (9.15), G.89 (1.17). Launched 23.10.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Mined 1.3.17 off Orkneys.

PHOEBE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.82 (9.15), F.53 (1.17), F.55 (1.18), D.59 (9.18). Launched 20.11.16 Fairfield. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

PIGEON, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.59 (9.15), F.21 (1.17), F.18 (1.18), H.67 (4.18). Launched 3.3.16 Hawthorn Leslie. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

PLOVER, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.65 (9.15), G.67 (1.17). Launched 3.3.16 Hawthorn Leslie. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PLUCKY, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.67 (9.15), G.68 (1.17), G.A6 (9.18), D.2A (11.18). Launched 21.4.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston, BU 6.24.

PORTIA (2), destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.73 (9.15), G.84 (1.17), H.A6 (1.18). Launched 10.8.16 Scotts. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

PRINCE, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.77 (9.15), G.43 (1.17), G.42 (1.18), F.92 (9.18). Launched 26.7.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

PYLADES, destroyer, Admiralty M-class, ordered 5.15, G.78 (9.15), F.28 (1.17), F.19 (1.18), G.62 (4.18), H.97 (11.18). Launched 28.9.16 Stephen. c1025 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 25000shp, 34kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. All class with Grand Fleet from completion, although four served in Mediterranean for short period 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Hayle.

 

M-class, Yarrow

(names starting with M, N, R, S, T, U)


HMS Moon (Photo Ships)

MOON, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C8 (2.15), G.12 (1.17), G.11 (1.18), G.11 (4.18), F.69 (6.18). Launched 23.4.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

MORNING STAR (1), destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 9.14, H.C9 (2.15), G.13 (1.17), G.12 (1.18), G.18 (4.18), H.48 (6.18). Launched 26.6.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 1.12.21 Stanlee.

MOUNSEY, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 9.14, H.0C (2.15), G.14 (1.17), H.C0 (4.18), G.1A (6.18). Launched 11.9.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C. BU in Germany.

MUSKETEER, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 9.14, H.1C (2.15), G.15 (1.17), G.19 (4.18), H.42 (6.18). Launched 12.11.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 25.11.21 Hayes, Porthcawl.

NERISSA, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 11.14, G.35 (9.15), F.04 (1.17), F.05 (1.18), H.09 (6.18). Launched 9.2.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 15.11.21 Cashmore.

RELENTLESS, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 5.15, G.57 (9.15), G.69 (1.17). Launched 15.4.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

RIVAL, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 5.15, G.62 (9.15), F.24 (1.17), F.20 (1.18), H.40 (6.18). Launched 14.6.15 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 13.7.26 Cashmore.

SABRINA (2), destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 7.15, G.79 (1.17), G.92 (1.18). Launched 24.7.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

STRONGBOW, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 7.15, G.44 (1.17). Launched 30.9.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sunk 17.10.17 by BREMSE and BRUMMER in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Scandinavian convoys 17 Oct 1917.

SURPRISE (2), destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 7.15, F.69 (1.17), G.A4 (21.3.17), F.66 (1.18). Launched 25.11.16 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Mined 23.12.17 in North Sea. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917.

SYBILLE, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 7.15, F.77 (1.17), F.67 (1.18). Launched 5.2.17 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 5.11.26 Cashmore.

TRUCULENT, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 3.16, F.70 (1.17), F.82 (1.18). Launched 24.3.17 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1917, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 29.4.27 Cashmore.

TYRANT, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 3.16, F.90 (4.17), G.07 (1.18), G.06 (4.18), G.49 (6.18). Launched 19.5.17 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sold 4.38 Cashmore.

ULLESWATER, destroyer, Yarrow M-class, ordered 3.16, F.83 (1.18). Launched 4.8.17 Yarrow. c900 tons, 271(oa), 260(pp)x26x9ft. Turbine 23000shp, 36kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet or Harwich Force from completion. Sunk 15.8.18 by UC.17 off the Dutch Coast. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918.

 

M-class, Thornycroft

(names starting with P)


HMCS Patrician (Photo Ships)

PATRICIAN, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 2.15, G.48 (9.15), F.23 (1.17), F.15 (1.18), G.A1 (9.18). Launched 5.6.16 Thornycroft. 1004 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. To RCN 9.20, BU 1929 at Esquimalt.

PATRIOT, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 2.15, G.56 (9.15), G.63 (1.17), (no pendant. from 9.18). Launched 20.4.16 Thornycroft. 1004 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. To RCN 9.20. Sold 1929 Ward, Briton Ferry.

RAPID, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 5.15, G.63 (9.15), G.78 (1.17), G.83. Launched 15.7.16 Thornycroft. 1033 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. Sold 20.4.27 Cohen.

READY, destroyer, Thornycroft M-class, ordered 5.15, G.71 (9.15), G.87 (1.17), G.84. Launched 28.8.16 Thornycroft. 1033 tons, 274(oa), 265(pp)x27x10ft. Turbine 27500shp, 35kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet, 1916-18. Sold 13.7.26 King, Garston.

 

M-class, ex-Greek

(similar to Admiralty M-class; names starting with M)


HMS Melampus (Navy Photos)

MEDEA, destroyer, ex-Greek M-class KRITI, H.9C (9.15), H.74 (1.17). Purchased 8.14, launched 30.1.15 John Brown. 1007 tons, 273(oa), 265(pp)x26x10ft. Turbine 25000 ship, 32kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force 1915-16,10th S/M Flotilla, Tees 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Milford Haven.

MEDUSA (1), destroyer, ex-Greek M-class LESVOS, H.90 (9.15). Purchased 8.14, launched 27.3.15 John Brown. 1007 tons, 273(oa), 265(pp)x26x10ft. Turbine 25000 ship, 32kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force from 1915. Sunk 25.3.16 in collision with LAVEROCK in North Sea.

MELAMPUS, destroyer, ex-Greek M-class CHIOS, H.44 (9.15), H.75 (1.17). Purchased 8.14, launched 16.12.14 Fairfield. 1040 tons, 273(oa), 265(pp)x26x10ft. Turbine 25000 ship, 32kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force 1915-16, 9th S/M Flotilla, Harwich 1916-18. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany.

MELPOMENE, destroyer, ex-Greek M-class SAMOS, H.09 (9.15), H.76 (1.18), D.50 (9.18). Purchased 8.14, launched 1.2.15 Fairfield. 1040 tons, 273(oa), 265(pp)x26x10ft. Turbine 25000 ship, 32kts. Armament: 3-4in, 1-2pdr, 4-21in tt. Harwich Force 1915-16, Dover 1916-17, then Mediterranean and Grand Fleet. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1916/18, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, New Holland.

 

Ex-Portuguese


HMS Arno (Navy Photos)

ARNO, destroyer, ex-Portuguese LIZ, D.62 (9.15), D.06 (1.18). Launched 22.12.14 Ansaldo, Genoa, purchased 3.15 before completion. 500 tons, 230(pp)x22x7ft. Turbine 8000shp, 29kts. Armament: 4-14pdr, 3-18in tt. Mediterranean from 1915. Sunk 23.3.18 in collision with HOPE off Dardanelles. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16.

 

TALISMAN-class

(possibly from material for Turkish contract; names starting with T)


HMS Trident (Jon Richards)

TALISMAN (ex-NAPIER, renamed 2.15), destroyer, Talisman-class, ordered 11.14 from material prepared for one of four Turkish boats, G.08 (9.15), F.44 (1.17), F.69 (1.18), G.4A (6.18). Launched 15.7.15 Hawthorn Leslie. 1098 tons, 309(oa), 300(pp)x28x9ft. Turbine, 34kts. Armament: 5-4in, 4-21in tt. S/M Flotillas 1916-17, Dover 1917-18. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TERMAGANT (ex-NARBROUGH, renamed 2.15), destroyer, Talisman-class, ordered 11.14 from material prepared for one of four Turkish boats, G.24 (9.15), F.47 (1.17), F.73 (1.18), D.36 (9.18). Launched 26.8.15 Hawthorn Leslie. 1098 tons, 309(oa), 300(pp)x28x9ft. Turbine, 34kts. Armament: 5-4in, 4-21in tt. S/M Flotillas 1916-17, Dover 1917-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916, Belgian Coast 1918, Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry.

TRIDENT (ex-OFFA, renamed 2.15), destroyer, Talisman-class, ordered 11.14 from material prepared for one of four Turkish boats, G.36 (9.15), F.50 (1.17), F.81 (1.18), D.38 (9.18). Launched 20.11.15 Hawthorn Leslie. 1098 tons, 309(oa), 300(pp)x28x9ft. Turbine, 34kts. Armament: 5-4in, 4-21in tt. S/M Flotillas 1916-17, Dover 1917-18. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Zeebrugge 23 Apr 1918, Ostend 10 May 1918. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Grays.

TURBULENT (1) (ex-OGRE, renamed 2.15), destroyer, Talisman-class, ordered 11.14 from material prepared for one of four Turkish boats, G.42 (9.15). Launched 5.1.16 Hawthorn Leslie. 1098 tons, 309(oa), 300(pp)x28x9ft. Turbine, 34kts. Armament: 5-4in, 4-21in tt. Grand Fleet 1916. Sunk 1.6.16 at Jutland. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916.

 

R-class, Admiralty R