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Following an earlier round of a flotilla leader and seventeen destroyers, ''Tarpon'' was named as one of an additional fifteen destroyers to be scrapped in the fiscal year starting 1 April, 1926.{{ToL|More Destroyers to be Scrapped|Tuesday, September 22, 1925, Issue 44073, p.7}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==

Latest revision as of 08:32, 14 August 2019

H.M.S. Tarpon (1917)
Pendant Number: F.72 (Jan 1917)
F.22 (Jan 1918)
F.79 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Mar 1916 (8th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 10 Mar, 1917[5]
Completed: Apr, 1917[6]
Sold: 4 Aug, 1927[7]

H.M.S. Tarpon was one of sixty-two "R" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1916-17.

Service

In May, 1917, Tarpon was assigned to the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[8] She suffered a prolonged disappearance from the Navy List from August 1917 until March, 1918 when she was placed in the new Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla operating out of the Humber.[9]

She was re-commissioned on 1 February, 1920, tender to Vernon.[10]

Completed to Special Complement on 14 September, 1923.[11]

Following an earlier round of a flotilla leader and seventeen destroyers, Tarpon was named as one of an additional fifteen destroyers to be scrapped in the fiscal year starting 1 April, 1926.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  4. March. British Destroyers. p. 184.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 310.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1917). p. 12.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 15.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 871.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 274.
  12. "More Destroyers to be Scrapped." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, September 22, 1925, Issue 44073, p.7.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 398e.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 871.
  15. Wright Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/304. f. ?.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 818.
  17. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/21. f. 21.
  18. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/21. f. 21.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 273.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 274.

Bibliography


"R" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Radstock Raider Romola Rowena Restless
Rigorous Rocket Rob Roy Redgauntlet Redoubt
Recruit Sturgeon Sceptre Salmon Sylph
Sarpedon Sable Setter Sorceress Satyr
Sharpshooter Simoom Skate Starfish Stork
Skilful Springbok Tancred Tarpon Telemachus
Tempest Tetrarch Tenacious Thisbe Thruster
  Tormentor Tornado Torrent Torrid  
Thornycroft Specials
Rosalind Radiant Retriever Taurus Teazer
Yarrow Specials
Sabrina Strongbow Surprise Sybille Truculent
  Tyrant Ulleswater  
Modified "R" Class
Ulster Undine Tower Trenchant Tristram
  Tirade Ursula Ulysses  
  Umpire Urchin Ursa  
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