H.M.S. Chamois (1896)

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H.M.S. Chamois (1896)
Builder: Palmer[1]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[2]
Laid down: 28 May, 1896[3]
Launched: 9 Nov, 1896[4]
Commissioned: Nov, 1897[5]
Foundered: 26 Sep, 1904[6]

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

She foundered before the war.

Service

Chamois was lost after she experienced flooding following a full-power trial in the Gulf of Patras, near Greece. Kangaroo and Exe came alongside her on both sides to try to sling her, but bulkhead collapses caused progressive flooding. The ship was lost; divers discovered that a propeller and shaft had failed and pierced the hull. One of two stokers burned by a steam escape later died of his injuries.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  6. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  7. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 18.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 5 January, 1899. Issue 35718, col B, p. 4.
  9. Griffiths Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 170.
  10. Griffiths Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 170.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 237.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 237.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 12 March, 1900. Issue 36087, col E, p. 7.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 12 March, 1900. Issue 36087, col E, p. 7.
  15. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 253/510.
  16. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 253/510.
  17. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 6 September 1901. (36553), p. 8.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 242.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 294.
  20. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 22 October, 1903. Issue 37218, col E, p. 7.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 294.

Bibliography


"C" Class Destroyer
Star Whiting Bat Chamois Crane
Flying Fish Fawn Flirt Bullfinch Dove
Violet Sylvia Lee Avon Bittern
Otter Leopard Vixen Brazen Electra
Recruit Vulture Kestrel Cheerful Mermaid
Greyhound Racehorse Roebuck Gipsy Fairy
Osprey Leven Falcon Ostrich Thorn
Tiger Vigilant Albatross Viper Velox
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