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==Service==
 
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In August, 1897, the new destroyer was sent out to join the Pacific Station, but was presently re-allocated to the [[China Station]].{{NMI|Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200}}
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In July, 1904, complaints from {{ViceRN}} [[Gerard Henry Uctred Noel|Noel]] of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by [[First Lord of the Admiralty]] [[William Waldegrave Palmer, Second Earl of Selborne|Selborne]].  Within, it was noted that ''Virago'''s boiler tubes were at the end of life expectancy and that they should be re-tubed right away, work to be completed by November.<ref>Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum.  (NOE/5/2).</ref>
 
In July, 1904, complaints from {{ViceRN}} [[Gerard Henry Uctred Noel|Noel]] of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by [[First Lord of the Admiralty]] [[William Waldegrave Palmer, Second Earl of Selborne|Selborne]].  Within, it was noted that ''Virago'''s boiler tubes were at the end of life expectancy and that they should be re-tubed right away, work to be completed by November.<ref>Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum.  (NOE/5/2).</ref>
  
In mid-1913, she was still on the China Station.{{NLJul13|p. 394}}
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In mid-1913, she was still on the [[China Station]],{{NLJul13|p. 394}} but by February 1914, she was one of 24 ships listed for sale.{{NMI|Thursday, Feb 05, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40439}}  However, this did not occur until 1919.{{NMI|Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Virago''">
 
<div name=fredbot:officeCapt otitle="Captain of H.M.S. ''Virago''">
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike|nick=Gerald T. F. Pike|appt=25 August, 1899{{NLJan01|p. 310}}|end=1901}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Francis Clifton Brown|nick=Francis C. Brown|appt=15 June, 1897<ref>"The Diamond Jubilee" ''The Times'' (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.</ref>|end=August, 1897|note=participated in the Jubilee Naval Review and the [[Annual Manoeuvres of 1897]]}}
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Alfred Barnett Barker|nick=Alfred B. Barker|appt=26 August, 1901{{NLMay03|p. 312}}|end=}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Edward Ashley Baird|nick=Edward A. Baird|appt=10 August, 1897|end=7 April, 1898}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike|nick=Gerald T. F. Pike|appt=25 August, 1899{{NMI|Wednesday, Aug 09, 1899; pg. 4; Issue 35903}}{{NLJan01|p. 310}}|end=26 August, 1901}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Alfred Barnett Barker|nick=Alfred B. Barker|appt=26 August, 1901{{NLMay03|p. 312}}|end=1903|note=temporarily replaced by Trelawny}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Clarence Walter Eyre Trelawny|nick=Clarence W. E. Trelawny|appt=31 December, 1902{{NMI|Thursday, Jan 01, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 36966}}|end=30 April, 1903|note=temporarily, in lieu of a Sub-Lieutenant.  Ceded command back to Barker}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=John Allan Gregory|nick=John A. Gregory|appt=29 October, 1903<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>|end=4 April, 1904<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=John Allan Gregory|nick=John A. Gregory|appt=29 October, 1903<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>|end=4 April, 1904<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=John Allan Gregory|nick=John A. Gregory|appt=9 January, 1905<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>{{NLNov05|p. 394''a''}}|end=6 December, 1905<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=John Allan Gregory|nick=John A. Gregory|appt=9 January, 1905<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>{{NLNov05|p. 394''a''}}|end=6 December, 1905<ref>Gregory Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/53.|D7602841}} f. 61.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Spencer Reginald Strettell Richards|nick=Spencer R. S. Richards|appt=28 October, 1905|end=6 December, 1905|note=temporary}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Ernest Stevenson|nick=Ernest Stevenson|appt=20 March, 1906{{NLJan10|p. 394''a''}}|end=24 January, 1910{{NLJan10|p. 394''a''}}<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Ernest Stevenson|nick=Ernest Stevenson|appt=20 March, 1906{{NLJan10|p. 394''a''}}|end=24 January, 1910{{NLJan10|p. 394''a''}}<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Charles Albert Fremantle|nick=Charles A. Fremantle|appt=24 January, 1910<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>|end=2 July, 1910<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>|note=and in command of {{UK-Whiting}}, both ships in reserve}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LaCRN}}|name=Charles Albert Fremantle|nick=Charles A. Fremantle|appt=24 January, 1910<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>|end=2 July, 1910<ref>Fremantle Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44.}} f. 441.</ref>|note=and in command of {{UK-Whiting}}, both ships in reserve}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Somerville Peregrine Brownlow Russell|nick=Somerville P. B. Russell|appt=17 July, 1915{{NLOct15|p. 399''c''}}<ref>Russell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/124.|D7604028}} f. 528.</ref>|end=4 October, 1915<ref>Russell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/124.|D7604028}} f. 528.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Somerville Peregrine Brownlow Russell|nick=Somerville P. B. Russell|appt=17 July, 1915{{NLOct15|p. 399''c''}}<ref>Russell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/124.|D7604028}} f. 528.</ref>|end=4 October, 1915<ref>Russell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/124.|D7604028}} f. 528.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}}|name=Wesson Cecil Herbert Jones|nick=Wesson C. H. Jones|appt=4 October, 1915{{NLDec16|p. 399''c''}}|end=}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}}|name=Wesson Cecil Herbert Jones|nick=Wesson C. H. Jones|appt=4 October, 1915{{NLDec16|p. 399''c''}}|end=}}
{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}}|name=Thomas Sydney Melville Pooley|nick=Thomas S. M. Pooley|appt=29 June, 1917{{NLNov17|p. 399}}|end=}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}}|name=Thomas Sydney Melville Pooley|nick=Thomas S. M. Pooley|appt=29 June, 1917{{NLNov17|p. 399}}|end=16 July, 1918}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}} (retired)|name=Reginald Bernard|nick=Reginald Bernard|appt=19 April, 1918{{NLFeb19|p. 936}}|end=}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRNR}} (retired)|name=Reginald Bernard|nick=Reginald Bernard|appt=19 April, 1918{{NLFeb19|p. 936}}|end=}}
 
</div name=fredbot:officeCapt>
 
</div name=fredbot:officeCapt>

Latest revision as of 14:13, 6 September 2019

H.M.S. Virago (1895)
Pendant Number: unknown[1]
Builder: Laird[2]
Ordered: 1894-95 Programme[3]
Laid down: 13 Jun, 1895[4]
Launched: 19 Nov, 1895[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1897[6]
Broken up: 1919[7]

H.M.S. Virago was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

In August, 1897, the new destroyer was sent out to join the Pacific Station, but was presently re-allocated to the China Station.[8]

In July, 1904, complaints from Vice-Admiral Noel of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by First Lord of the Admiralty Selborne. Within, it was noted that Virago's boiler tubes were at the end of life expectancy and that they should be re-tubed right away, work to be completed by November.[9]

In mid-1913, she was still on the China Station,[10] but by February 1914, she was one of 24 ships listed for sale.[11] However, this did not occur until 1919.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200.
  9. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 05, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40439.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200.
  13. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Aug 09, 1899; pg. 4; Issue 35903.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 310.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 312.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jan 01, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 36966.
  18. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  19. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  20. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 394a.
  22. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 394a.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 394a.
  25. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  26. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  27. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  28. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  29. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  30. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  31. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  32. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394a.
  34. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399b.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399c.
  37. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  38. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399c.
  40. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399.
  41. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 936.

Bibliography


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