H.M.S. Albacore (1906)

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H.M.S. Albacore (1906)
Builder: Palmer[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

Guns

By 1912-13, her three 12-pdr P. I mountings bore register numbers 274, 275 and 276 and were fitted with "Training Gear".[6]

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

Bibliography


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