H.M.S. Foam (1896)

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H.M.S. Foam (1896)
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[1]
Ordered: 1894-95[2]
Laid down: 16 Jul, 1895[3]
Launched: 8 Oct, 1896[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1897[5]
Broken up: 1914[6]

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

Service

Foam, under the command of Lt. Eric Walter Harbord was participating in night exercises off Malta on 17 April, 1906 when her consort, Ardent accidentally rammed the "hostile" T.B. 84. Harbord was faulted for not closing the scene and marking the site and was presently relieved of his command as a result.[7]

On 1 July 1913, she left Malta for Corfu with eight other destroyers under the lead of the torpedo gunboat Hussar.[8] On 4 July, the destroyers left Corfu for Platea, sans Hussar.[9] She continued operating in the Mediterranean,[10] but was scrapped in 1914 shortly before the outbreak of war.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  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. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 19.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, July 3, 1913, Issue 40254, p.6.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, July 7, 1913, Issue 40257, p.6.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 316.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 257.
  12. Stancomb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/82. f. 82.
  13. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/7. f. 410.
  14. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/7. f. 410.
  15. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 5 March 1902. (36707), p. 5.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 256.
  17. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  18. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  19. Harbord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. ?. Date inferred from Preston's Service Record.
  20. Harbord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. ?
  21. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  22. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 317.
  24. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  25. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 317.
  27. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  28. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  29. The Navy List. (September, 1913). p. 292.
  30. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 316.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 316.

Bibliography


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