H.M.S. Conflict (1894)

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H.M.S. Conflict (1894)
Pendant Number: P.24 (1914)
D.96 (Sep 1915-Apr 1918)
D.18 (1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: 3 Jan, 1894[3]
Launched: 13 Dec, 1894[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1899[5]
Broken up: 1920[6]

H.M.S. Conflict was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "27 knotter".

Service

Sir John Fisher inspected Conflict on 4 November, 1901 and found her in a general condition "not creditable to the officer in command". Subsequently Fisher had commanding officer Lieutenant Thomas Henderson relieved and packed off to the first class protected cruiser Amphitrite with the stinging comment that he was unsuitable for independent command "as he has a bad temper and possesses neither tact nor judgement."[7]

In 1911, the Conflict was tender to Vernon and apparently had a 21-in A.W. torpedo tube for testing purposes. Hers was the first to have screw plugs added to allow range and depth to be set while the tube was loaded, and to access the stop and charging valves. While it generally worked, it was decided that the weakening of the tube did not warrant retrofitting existing tubes in this way, but that the Fearless and Rob Roy and future ships should have their tubes built with this feature, as well as the means of filling the collision head.[8][9]

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. 92.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  7. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141/333. f. 331.
  8. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1911. p. 48.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. p. 36.
  10. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 241.
  12. Coke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/399. f. 441.
  13. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/74. f. 84.
  14. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/74. f. 84.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 241.
  16. Myburgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/385. f. 246.
  17. Myburgh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/385. f. 246.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 244a.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 295.
  20. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  21. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  22. Castle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/119. f. 131.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 295.
  24. Castle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/119. f. 131.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 295.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 295.
  27. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  28. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 295.
  30. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 297.
  32. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  33. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  34. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 296.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393c.
  37. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393f.
  38. Hubbard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/214. f. 214.
  39. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392p.
  40. Hubbard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/214. f. 214.

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