H.M.S. Arno (1914)

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H.M.S. Arno (1914)
Pendant Number: D.62 (Sep 1915)
D.06 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Ansaldo, Genoa[2]
Launched: 22 Dec, 1914[3]
Completed: Jun, 1915[4]
Collision: 23 Mar, 1918[5]
Fate: with Hope

H.M.S. Arno was a Portuguese destroyer (being constructed in Italy under the name Liz) purchased and taken into Royal Navy service in March, 1915. She was the only foreign-built commissioned warship in the navy that was not a prize vessel.

Service

At Suvla Bay on 6-7 August, 1915, Arno worked with six Beagles of the Third Destroyer Flotilla and towed troop barges in.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

12-pdr Guns

  • Four 12-pdr 18 cwt guns on P. IV mountings[12]

Two were mounted abreast, forward.[13]

Torpedoes

  • Three single 18-in torpedo tubes, two on beam, one on centreline

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 69.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 78.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 78.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 78.
  6. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392e.
  8. Sworder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/259. f. ?.
  9. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  10. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  11. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 125.
  12. March. British Destroyers. p. 171.
  13. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. Photo on p. 78.

Bibliography

  • March, Edgar J. (1966). British Destroyers: A History of Development, 1892-1953. London: Seeley Service & Co. Limited. (on Bookfinder.com).


Destroyer H.M.S. Arno