H.M.S. Kestrel (1898)

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H.M.S. Kestrel (1898)
Pendant Number: N.47 (1914)
D.60 (Sep 1915)
D.49 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: J. & G. Thomson[2]
Ordered: 1896-97 Programme[3]
Laid down: 2 Sep, 1896[4]
Launched: 25 Mar, 1898[5]
Commissioned: Apr, 1900[6]
Broken up: 1921[7]

H.M.S. Kestrel was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

She and Ure arrived at Sheerness with ten torpedo boats on 13 July, 1905.[8]

In late 1905, she was one of eight destroyers in the First Division of the Channel Fleet's Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

She was one of twenty-seven T.B.Ds. of the Portsmouth Flotilla to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1909.[10]

In march 1910, she belonged to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was part of the Third Division, Home Fleet.

She left the Nore to exercise with five other destroyers and seven torpedo boats of the Nore Defence Flotilla on 18 June, 1912.[11]

From the outbreak of war through March 1918, she was one of the twelve T.B.Ds. of the Nore Local Defence Flotilla.[12] In March 1918, she moved with three flotilla-mates to join the Irish Sea Flotilla.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1905). pp. 267, 269.
  10. "The Naval Mobilization." The Times (London, England), Thursday, June 17, 1909, Issue 38988, p.9.
  11. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 19, 1912; pg. 6; Issue 39929.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 13.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 273.
  14. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/420. f. 467.
  15. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  16. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  17. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  18. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  19. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  20. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  21. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  22. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  23. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  24. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  25. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  26. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  27. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 336.
  28. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 336.
  30. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  31. Coppin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/156. f. 164.
  32. Coppin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/156. f. 164.
  33. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 336.
  34. Harrison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/164. f. 568.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 336.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 336.
  37. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395g.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395f.
  39. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  40. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394w.
  42. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/97. f. 52.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 825.
  44. Kennedy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/97. f. 52.

Bibliography


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