H.M.S. Exe (1903)

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H.M.S. Exe (1903)
Pendant Number: N.05 (1914)
D.19 (Sep 1915)
D.33 (Jan 1918)
H.70 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Laid down: 14 Jul, 1902[3]
Launched: 27 Apr, 1903[4]
Commissioned: Mar, 1904[5]
Broken up: 1920[6]

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

Service

In mid-1906, Exe was part of the Second Destroyer Flotilla, which in turn was supporting the Channel Fleet.

On 14 January 1907, she and seven other "River" and "30 knotter" T.B.D.s. of the Second Destroyer Flotilla arrived in Portsmouth from Sheerness.[7]

In mid-1913, she was serving in the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, a patrol flotilla. She would be with them during the Test Mobilisation as war loomed.[8]

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.[9]

In March, 1915 she joined the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, but after 1 month or two she moved on to the Portland Local Defence Flotilla.

In September, 1917 she joined the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, plying the East Coast of Britain. She remained there until January, 1919 when she joined a group of destroyers being sent into reserve at the Nore.

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 Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 09, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40416.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 309.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 03, 1914; pg. 10; Issue 40437.
  10. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 312.
  12. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 18, 1906; pg. 12; Issue 38023.
  13. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  14. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 312.
  16. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 312.
  18. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  19. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  20. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  21. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  22. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  23. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  24. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  25. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  26. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 311.
  28. Yeats-Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/265. f. 300.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394c.
  30. Yeats-Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/265. f. 300.
  31. Yeats-Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/265. f. 300.
  32. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394c.
  33. Yeats-Brown Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/265. f. 300.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394i.
  35. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393s.
  36. Gillett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/96/192. f. 238.
  37. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393s.
  38. Gillett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/96/192. f. 238.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 792.

Bibliography


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Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
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Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
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