H.M.S. Ettrick (1903)

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H.M.S. Ettrick (1903)
Pendant Number: N.01 (1914)
D.18 (Sep 1915)
D.32 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Laid down: 9 Jul, 1902[3]
Launched: 28 Feb, 1903[4]
Commissioned: Feb, 1904[5]
Broken up: 1919[6]

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

Service

In February 1908 Ettrick was one of seven "Rivers" of the Nore Destroyer Flotilla taken into Sheerness Dockyard for refitting, during which time three 12-pdr guns were mounted in lieu of five 6-pdrs, which were deemed too light to be useful.[7]

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]

Ettrick was detached from the Eastern Destroyer Group at Harwich as part of one of two divisions of "River" class destroyers sent on 3 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]

In mid-1913, she was in the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, a patrol flotilla.[10]

On perhaps 15 February, 1918, Ettrick made an "unsatisfactory attack" on an enemy submarine while escorting a convoy under the escort's Senior Officer, Lieutenant R.N.R. Alphonse Martin Tulloch. Tulloch was removed from command and incurred their Lordships "severe displeasure."[11]

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. 99.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  7. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 03, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38559.
  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. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 308.
  11. Tulloch Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/204. f. 204.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 309.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 309.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 310.
  15. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  16. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 309.
  18. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 309.
  20. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 190.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 310.
  22. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394.
  24. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 394f.
  26. Tulloch Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/204. f. 204.
  27. Tulloch Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/204. f. 204.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 789.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 789.

Bibliography


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