H.M.S. Bat (1896)

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H.M.S. Bat (1896)
Pendant Number: P.97 (1914)
D.46 (Sep 1915)
D.09 (Jan 1918)
H.87 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[3]
Laid down: 28 May, 1896[4]
Launched: 7 Oct, 1896[5]
Commissioned: Aug, 1897[6]
Sold:

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

Service

Bat was leader of the Devonport Flotilla in mid-1899 under command of Alexander Ludovic Duff.[7] In July 1913, she was part of the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, a patrol flotilla.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Torpedoes

In October 1898, the ship became the first destroyer in the Royal Navy to receive a torpedo fitted for a gyroscope, drawn from the Portsmouth Depot, a single 18-in R.G.F. Mark IV Torpedo, S.L. type, manufactured by Whitehead.[50]

Her gyro hardware is still seemingly unique in that it is noted in her results of a flotilla exercise of July 1899, where she scored one hit in three shots. She is the only destroyer whose results are so noted.[51]

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. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1899. pp. 62-3.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 282.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 3 December, 1897. Issue 35377, col D, p. 5.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 228.
  11. Duff Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 80.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 229.
  13. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  14. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  15. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  16. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  17. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 492.
  18. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 492.
  19. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  20. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 283.
  22. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 282.
  23. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  24. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  25. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  26. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  27. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  28. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 282.
  30. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 282.
  32. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.
  33. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 282.
  35. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  36. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/148. f. 353.
  37. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/148. f. 353.
  38. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  39. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 282.
  40. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  41. Bacchus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/59. f. 462.
  42. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 282.
  43. Bacchus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/59. f. 462.
  44. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392i.
  45. Maxwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/256. f. ?.
  46. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  47. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  48. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391q.
  49. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 738.
  50. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1898. p. 42.
  51. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1899. p. 74.

Bibliography


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