H.M.S. Desperate (1896)

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H.M.S. Desperate (1896)
Pendant Number: P.50 (1914)
D.40 (Sep 1915)
D.26 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Ordered: 1894-95[3]
Laid down: 1 Jul, 1895[4]
Launched: 15 Feb, 1896[5]
Commissioned: Feb, 1897[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Desperate was one of the Royal Navy's eleven "D" class destroyers.

Service

Desperate participated in the Jubilee Naval Review and possibly the Annual Manoeuvres of 1897.[8]

On 1 July 1913, she left Malta for Corfu with eight other destroyers under the lead of the torpedo gunboat Hussar.[9] On 4 July, the destroyers left Corfu for Platea, sans Hussar.[10]

In mid-1913, she was serving in the Mediterranean.[11] In November, 1913, she was ordered to return to England.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  8. "The Naval Review at Spithead." The Times (London, England), 25 June 1897; p. 13.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 3, 1913, Issue 40254, p.6.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, July 7, 1913, Issue 40257, p.6.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 300.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 300c.
  13. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  14. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 23, 1901; pg. 10; Issue 36514.
  16. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 246a.
  18. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  19. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  20. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 300.
  22. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 300.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 300.
  24. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  25. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  26. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 300.
  28. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  29. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  30. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 300c.
  32. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 300c.
  33. Superseded by George E. Casley.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 302.
  35. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 10, 1915; pg. 6; Issue 40774.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393o.
  37. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393a.
  38. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 775.
  40. Cutsforth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/106. f. 106.

Bibliography


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