H.M.S. Portia (1916)

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H.M.S. Portia (1916)
Pendant Number: G.73 (Sep 1915)
G.84 (Jan 1917)
H.A6 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Launched: 10 Aug, 1916[3]
Completed: Oct, 1916[4]

H.M.S. Portia was one of one hundred and three destroyers of the "M" class built for the Royal Navy during the Great War.


Portia was assigned to the Grand Fleet's Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla in November, 1916, as it was just reaching a useful strength.[5]

She was reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 12 December, 1919.[6]


Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also


  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 67.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 79-80.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 80.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  5. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1916). p. 12.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 830.
  7. Woodward Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83. f. 211.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396o.
  9. Woodward Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83. f. 211.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396m.
  11. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 868.
  12. Izat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/28. f. 28.


"M" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design (Three Funnels)
Matchless Murray Myngs Milne Moorsom
Morris Mons Marne Mystic Maenad
Manners Mandate Magic Moresby Marmion
Martial Mary Rose Menace Mameluke Marvel
Mischief Mindful Nonsuch Negro Nessus
Noble Nizam Nomad Nonpareil Norman
Northesk North Star Nugent Obedient Obdurate
Onslaught Onslow Opal Ophelia Opportune
Oracle Orestes Orford Orpheus Octavia
Ossory Nestor Napier Narborough Narwhal
Nicator Norseman Oberon Observer Offa
Orcadia Oriana Oriole Osiris Paladin
Parthian Partridge Pasley Plucky Portia
Pheasant Phoebe Pigeon Plover Penn
Peregrine Pelican Pellew Petard Peyton
  Prince Pylades Medina Medway  
Thornycroft Specials (Three Funnels)
Mastiff Meteor Michael Milbrook Minion
Munster Nepean Nereus Patrician Patriot
  Rapid Ready  
Yarrow Specials (Two Funnels)
Miranda Minos Manly Moon Morning Star
Mounsey Musketeer Nerissa Relentless Rival
Hawthorn Leslie Specials (Four Funnels)
  Mansfield Mentor  
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