H.M.S. Comet (1910)

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H.M.S. Comet (1910)
Pendant Number: H.25 (1914-1916)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Launched: 23 Jun, 1910[3]
Completed: Jun, 1911[4]
Collision: 6 Aug, 1918[5]
Fate: Exploded under tow

H.M.S. Comet was one of twenty destroyers of the Acorn class.

Service

Comet exploded while being towed following a collision. This caused many to think she was torpedoed, but no submarines claimed doing so.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 294.
  7. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 294.
  8. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 393b.
  10. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  11. Prichard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/356. f. 401.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393b.
  13. Prichard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/356. f. 401.
  14. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392o.
  16. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  17. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 138.

Bibliography


Acorn Class Destroyer
Acorn Alarm Brisk Sheldrake Staunch
Cameleon Comet Goldfinch Nemesis Nereide
Nymphe Fury Hope Larne Lyra
Martin Minstrel Redpole Rifleman Ruby
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