H.M.S. Mallard (1896)

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H.M.S. Mallard (1896)
Pendant Number: P.08 (Feb 1914)[1]
D.26 (1914)
D.42 (Sep 1915)
D.55 (Jan 1918)[2]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[3]
Ordered: 1894-95[4]
Laid down: 13 Sep, 1895[5]
Launched: 19 Nov, 1896[6]
Commissioned: Oct, 1897[7]
Broken up: 1920[8]

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

Service

Swordfish was commissioned at Chatham on 6 January, 1899 by Lieutenant and Commander Alan Cameron Bruce to take the place of Mallard in the Medway Instructional Flotilla.[9]

She arrived at Sheerness with six other destroyers from the North Sea on 1 October, 1901.[10] Mallard was to then be replaced in the Medway Instructional Flotilla by Sturgeon, [11] her Lieutenant and Commander Hugh Percival Buckle transferring into Sturgeon.

Mallard was paid off until April 1902. In late May, she was one of four T.B.Ds. sent to the Mediterranean Station from Portsmouth under Commander E. S. Alexander-Sinclair.[12] Two of the boats went to Malta in early June, but Mallard initially remained in Gibraltar with Cynthia.[13] By 8 October, Mallard also went to Malta.[14]

In mid-1913, she was at Malta.[15] In November, she was ordered to return to England,[16] apparently being entrusted to Chief Gunner Michael Horrigan for the voyage.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 909 of 27 Feb, 1914.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 07, 1899; pg. 10; Issue 35720.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), October 2, 1901, Issue 36575, p.10.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), October 9, 1901, Issue 36581, p.8.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), May 28, 1902, Issue 36779, p.9.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), June 2, 1902, Issue 36783, p.9.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), October 8, 1902, Issue 36893, p.4.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 344.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 269.
  18. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  19. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  20. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 20 January 1900. (36044), p. 12.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 January, 1901. Issue 36348, col D, p. 8.
  22. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  23. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  24. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  25. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  26. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  27. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 278.
  28. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  29. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 279.
  30. Paton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/60. f. 68.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 343.
  32. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  33. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  34. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 344.
  35. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 343.
  37. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  38. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  39. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  40. Pyddoke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/393. f. 434.
  41. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 343.
  42. Pyddoke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/393. f. 434.
  43. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  44. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  45. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  46. Osburn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/460. f. 513.
  47. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 343.
  48. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  49. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 344.
  50. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 344.
  51. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395s.
  52. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  53. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395m.
  54. Nelson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/21. f. 21.
  55. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 841.

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