H.M.S. Dragon (1894)

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H.M.S. Dragon (1894)
Builder: Laird[1]
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: Mar, 1894[3]
Launched: 15 Dec, 1894[4]
Commissioned: Jun, 1895[5]
Broken up: 1912[6]

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

Like most of the 27 knotters, her useful life ran its course before the Great War.

Construction & Service

Dragon was named by Lady Arthur Grosvenor, and launched in the same month as her sisters Banshee and Contest.[7]

She cracked her low-pressure cylinder while engaged in instructional duties off Sheerness in late February, 1896.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 17, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34449.
  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. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 17, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34449.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 27, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34824.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 218.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 219.
  11. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 245.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 248. 30th indicated here.
  14. Macrorie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/467. f. 521.
  15. Macrorie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/467. f. 521.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 303.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 303.
  18. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 303.
  20. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.

Bibliography


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