H.M.S. Albacore (1906)

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H.M.S. Albacore (1906)
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[1]
Ordered: Purchased 1909[2]
Launched: 19 Sep, 1906[3]
Completed: 27 Mar, 1909[4]
Sold: 1 Aug, 1919[5]

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

Along with Bonetta, Albacore was one of two Palmer destroyers built "on spec" and subsequently purchased in 1909 by the Admiralty to replace destroyers lost in accidents.

Service

In mid-1911, part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, part of Home Fleet.[6]

Guns

By 1912-13, her three 12-pdr P. I mountings bore register numbers 274, 275 and 276 and were fitted with "Training Gear".[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 275.
  7. The National Archives. ADM 186/182. p. 55.
  8. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  10. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  11. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 274.
  13. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  14. Myburgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/385. f. 246.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  16. Myburgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/385. f. 246.
  17. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  18. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 275.
  20. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  21. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  22. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 275.
  24. Cole Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/461. f. 533.
  25. The Navy List. (September, 1914). p. 271.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391e.
  27. Newbery-Boschetti Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/44. f. 44.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392.
  29. Newbery-Boschetti Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/44. f. 44.
  30. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391f.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 727.
  32. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/10. f. 10.

Bibliography


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