H.M.S. Express (1897)

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H.M.S. Express (1897)
Pendant Number: D.84 (1914)
D.80 (Sep 1915)
D.34 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Laird[2]
Ordered: 1896-97[3]
Laid down: 1 Dec, 1896[4]
Launched: 11 Dec, 1897[5]
Commissioned: Feb, 1902[6]
Broken up: 1921[7]

H.M.S. Express was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

On 6 May 1913, she ran aground at Spurn Head while returning to port after operations with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla. On 8 May, as she made her way back to dock, she collided with the Great Central passenger steamer Leicester, sustaining extensive damage to her right side.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 98.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 09, 1913; pg. 4; Issue 40207.
  9. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  10. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  11. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  12. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  13. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  14. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.
  15. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 313.
  17. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  18. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 313-15.
  20. Corlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/47. f. 252.
  21. Corlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/47. f. 252.
  22. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  23. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 312.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 311.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394c.
  27. Bunbury Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/13. f. 13.
  28. Bunbury Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/13. f. 13.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394k.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393s.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393s.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 792.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 792.

Bibliography


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