H.M.S. Boxer (1894)

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H.M.S. Boxer (1894)
Pendant Number: H.4C (1914-Apr 1917)
D.16 (1918)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Ordered: 1893-94[3]
Laid down: Mar, 1894[4]
Launched: 28 Nov, 1894[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1895[6]
Collision: 8 Feb, 1918[7]

H.M.S. Boxer was one of thirty-six 27 Knotters, early Torpedo Boat Destroyers built for the Royal Navy in the 1890s.

In August, 1912, she and the other extant 27 knotters were redesignated as "A" Class Destroyers.

She was lost in the Great War to a collision in early 1918.

Service

Boxer was named by Miss Joan Thornycroft upon being launched at Chiswick on 28 November 1894.[8] She made her first trial run barely a month later, on the morning of Friday, 21 December. Three runs over a measured mile averaged 27.88 knots, a figure deemed especially remarkable in that her engines were not first worked up at easy speeds.[9]

In reserve at Malta in December 1903.[10]

In mid-1913, she was based in Portsmouth.[11]

A single Boy Telegraphist, Herbert Bennett was killed when she was lost.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 30, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34435.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 461.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 30, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34435.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 24, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34455.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 287.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 287.
  12. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 461.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 207.
  14. Tupper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1336.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 207.
  16. Lambert Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/43/74. f. 81.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 24 January, 1898. Issue 35421, col A, p. 11.
  18. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 157.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 232.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 233.
  21. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 20 December 1901. (36643), p. 5.
  22. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  23. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  24. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 286.
  25. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 9 July, 1907. Issue 38380, col D, p. 12.
  26. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.
  27. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.
  28. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  29. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/421. f. 421.
  30. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  32. Coles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/167. f. 168.
  33. Fox Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/98. f. ?.
  34. Fox Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/98. f. ?.
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 287.
  36. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392m.
  37. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/54/130. f. 130.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  39. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/54/130. f. 130.
  40. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391w.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391w.
  42. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 120.

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