H.M.S. Dee (1903)

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H.M.S. Dee (1903)
Pendant Number: N.95 (1914)
D.14 (Sep 1915)
D.24 (Jan 1918)
H.31 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 5 Mar, 1903[4]
Launched: 10 Sep, 1903[5]
Commissioned: May, 1904[6]
Sold: 23 Jul, 1919[7]

H.M.S. Dee was one of 36 destroyers of the "River" class.

Service

In April, 1908, she was one of ten Rivers expected to arrive at Portsmouth in order to have H.M.S. Vernon install wireless telegraphy equipment in them.[8]

Dee was detached from the Eastern Destroyer Group at Harwich as part of one of two divisions of "River" class destroyers sent on 2 June 1908 to escort the King and Queen on a visit to Russia. The muscle in this escort was to be the cruisers Natal, Cochrane, Minotaur and Achilles.[9]

When her sister Usk paid off at Sheerness on 1 May, 1911, her crew were sent to recommission Dee at Devonport.[10]

In mid-1913, Dee was in the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, a patrol flotilla.[11]

On 2 February, 1914, she was one of five Rivers of the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla paid off at Sheerness and Chatham, immediately recommissioning with new crews.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 11, 1908; pg. 8; Issue 38618.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 01, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38661.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 April, 1911. Issue 39573, col B, p. 15.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 299.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 03, 1914; pg. 10; Issue 40437.
  13. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  14. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 299.
  16. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 April, 1911. Issue 39573, col B, p. 15.
  18. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  19. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  20. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/43. f. 15.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 300b.
  22. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/43. f. 15.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 301.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393h.
  25. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393n.
  27. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 774.

Bibliography


River Class Destroyer
Erne Ettrick Exe Ribble Teviot
Usk Derwent Eden Foyle Itchen
Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
Arun Blackwater Waveney Chelmer Colne
Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
Ure Wear Liffey Moy Ouse
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