H.M.S. Bullfinch (1898)

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H.M.S. Bullfinch (1898)
Pendant Number: D.17 (1914)
D.48 (Sep 1915)
D.15 (Jan 1918)
H.04 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Earle[2]
Ordered: 1896-97 Programme[3]
Laid down: 17 Sep, 1896[4]
Launched: 10 Feb, 1898[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1901[6]
Broken up: 1919[7]

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

Service

In late 1905, Bullfinch was in commission in reserve as part of the Portsmouth Reserve Division.[8]

In early 1910, she was part of the Nore reserve flotilla of the Third Division, Home Fleet.[9]

In mid-1913, she was serving in a patrol flotilla, the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

In December, 1914, Bullfinch was one of thirty destroyers attached to the six battle squadrons serving in Home and Atlantic Waters.[11]

In April, 1918, she transferred back into the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla from the Methil Convoy Flotilla.

In February, 1919, she was sent to the Humber for disposal, being one of twenty destroyers so designated.[12]

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. 95.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  8. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 270b.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 269a.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 289.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1914). pp. 8, 9.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 20.
  13. Wikipedia.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 14 February, 1902. Issue 36691, col B, p. 9.
  15. Barttelot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 238.
  16. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  17. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  18. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  19. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 288.
  21. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  22. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  23. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 284.
  24. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 287.
  26. Conron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 512. In our PDF for Benjamin Wingate Barrow.
  27. Conron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 512. In our PDF for Benjamin Wingate Barrow.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 288.
  29. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  30. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  31. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  32. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392o.
  34. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Unnumbered folio.
  35. Kenworthy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  36. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  37. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  38. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/142. f. 142.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392q.
  40. Kelly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/56/142. f. 142.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392.
  42. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 746.

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