H.M.S. Albatross (1898)

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H.M.S. Albatross (1898)
Pendant Number: D.32 (1914)
D.44 (Sep 1915)
D.02 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Ordered: 1986-97 Programme[3]
Laid down: 27 Nov, 1896[4]
Launched: 19 Jul, 1898[5]
Commissioned: Jul, 1900[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Albatross was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

She was built for £66,500, and failed to make her design speed of 32 knots, reaching just 31.35 knots despite developing 7,732 H.P. – more than her designed 7,500 H.P..[8]

Service

In reserve at Malta in December, 1905.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 67.
  9. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 273.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 221.
  11. Alexander-Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 361.
  12. Alexander-Sinclair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 361.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 273.
  14. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  15. Waistell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 179/344.
  16. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  17. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 273.
  18. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  19. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  20. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  21. Prichard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/356. f. 401.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 274.
  23. Prichard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/356. f. 401.
  24. Denny Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 284.
  25. Denny Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 284.
  26. Amedroz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/105. f. 310.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  28. Amedroz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/105. f. 310.
  29. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  30. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 295.
  32. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/69. ff. 36, 216.
  33. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/69. ff. 36, 216.
  34. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  35. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  36. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 275.
  37. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/221. f. 233.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391e.
  39. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/221. f. 233.
  40. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). pp. 391f, 398a.
  42. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391f.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). pp. 727, 943.
  44. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 727.

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