H.M.S. Arun (1903)

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H.M.S. Arun (1903)
Pendant Number: N.04 (1914)
D.11 (Sep 1915)
D.07 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Laird[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 27 Aug, 1902[4]
Launched: 29 Apr, 1903[5]
Commissioned: Feb, 1904[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Arun was one of 36 destroyers of the "River" class.

Service

On 13 August, 1904, Arun collided with Decoy in night exercises off the Scilly Islands, sinking the other destroyer. In a Court Martial, Commander Tyrwhitt of Arun was found to blame for hazarding the two vessels.[8]

In late 1905, Arun was in commission on the China Station.[9]

By January, 1907 she had returned to Britain and was part of the Channel Fleet's Third Flotilla.[10]

In early 1910 she had joined the Second Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

In mid-1913, she was doing patrol work with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla.[12]

In April 1914, she was tender to Iron Duke. For the Test Mobilisation on the eve of war, she was intended to join the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla but by September she found herself as one of the twelve "Rivers" attached to the battle squadrons in Home and Atlantic Waters – the force that would presently be dubbed the Grand Fleet. She remained so disposed until some time in March, 1915 and was then moved to the Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla.

In September, 1917, Arun left Portsmouth to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, which was under the overall command of Admiral Commanding, East Coast of England.

Arun returned to Portsmouth in January, 1918 when she joined the First Destroyer Flotilla.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 41.
  9. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 280.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 269.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 269.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 281.
  13. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  14. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  15. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 280.
  16. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/442. f. 508.
  17. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/442. f. 508.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 280. I am guessing that "1906" means the turn of the year.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 280.
  20. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  21. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 280.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 281.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392e.
  25. Maxwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/256. f. ?.
  26. Maxwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/256. f. ?.
  27. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  28. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  29. Wright Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/304. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 392f.
  31. Wright Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/304. f. ?.
  32. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392f.
  34. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 734.

Bibliography


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Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
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Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
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