H.M.S. Avon (1896)

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H.M.S. Avon (1896)
Pendant Number: D.02 (1914)
D.45 (Sep 1915)
D.08 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[3]
Laid down: 17 Feb, 1896[4]
Launched: 10 Oct, 1896[5]
Commissioned: Feb, 1899[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

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

Service

In late 1905 she was in reserve at Devonport and used for "instruction of Cadets" at Dartmouth, her officers being borne in H.M.S. Vivid.[8] Things got a little wild during this time, and Gunner George Henry Oxland, who had been placed in command was subjected to a Court-Martial for leaving the ship on 2 December. Though he was acquitted on technical grounds, an engine artificer died in an accident while Oxland was away, another man was found to be drunk and still another was punished for lying while giving evidence.[9]

In April 1906, Avon and Violet were relieved as tenders at the gunnery training school H.M.S. Cambridge and Avon was to become an instructional tender at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.[10]

In late 1906, she was in nucleus crew reserve at Devonport.[11]

In early 1910, she was in the Devonport Flotilla of the Third Division, Home Fleet.[12]

In July 1913, she was with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, a patrol flotilla.[13]

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. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  8. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 281.
  9. "Naval Court-Martial." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37890.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Apr 03, 1906; pg. 12; Issue 37984.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 270a.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 269a.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 282.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1900. Issue 36133, col F, p. 7.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 January, 1901. Issue 36348, col D, p. 8.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 228.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 January, 1901. Issue 36348, col D, p. 8.
  18. Segrave Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 226.
  19. Coppinger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 313.
  20. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 228.
  21. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  22. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 281.
  23. "Naval Court-Martial." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37890.
  24. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 281.
  25. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 6 August, 1906. Issue 38091, col D, p. 6.
  26. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 281.
  27. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 281.
  28. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 281.
  30. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  31. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 281.
  33. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  34. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 282.
  36. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  37. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  38. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 283.
  39. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  40. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392g.
  41. Williamson-Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/34. f. 388.
  42. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392g.
  43. Williamson-Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/34. f. 388.
  44. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/10. f. 10.
  45. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391o.
  46. Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/60/10. f. 10.
  47. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 736.

Bibliography


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