H.M.S. Charger (1894)

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H.M.S. Charger (1894)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: Nov, 1893[3]
Launched: 15 Sep, 1894[4]
Commissioned: Feb, 1896[5]
Broken up: 1912[6]

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

Her size, speed and condition rendered her outmoded before the war, and she was broken up in 1912.

Service

Launched at Poplar on Saturday 15 September, 1894.[7]

Charger was one of seventeen destroyers of the Reserve Division which left Sheerness on 1 July, 1905 for Spithead under the overall command of Commander R. G. Gregory in H.M.S. Spitfire.[8]

She and sixteen other destroyers of the Reserve Division arrived at Sheerness on 13 July 1905 and proceeded to Chatham.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 17, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34371.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 17, 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34371.
  8. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  10. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 20 March 1902. (36720), p. 10.
  11. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  12. "Captain Wilding, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 14 June, 1933. Issue 46470, col D, pg 16.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 293.
  14. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 292.
  16. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 292.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 292.

Bibliography


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