H.M.S. Falcon (1899)

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H.M.S. Falcon (1899)
Pendant Number: P.31 (1914)
D.54 (Sep 1915)
D.36 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Ordered: 1899 Programme[3]
Laid down: 28 Jun, 1899[4]
Launched: 1899
Commissioned: Dec, 1901[5]
Collision: 1 Apr, 1918[6]
Fate: in North Sea[7]

H.M.S. Falcon was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

In mid-1913, Falcon was with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

On 28 October, 1914, while screening the battleship Venerable during bombardment of the Belgian coast, a German 8-in shell struck the muzzle of a 6-pdr and killed her captain, Wauton, and injured fully a third of her crew. Sub-Lieutenant C. J. H. Du Boulay took command and was able to lead her clear of further danger.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  7. Smith. Hard Lying. Table 4.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 311.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 63-4.
  10. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  11. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  12. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  13. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  14. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 157.
  15. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 312.
  17. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 313.
  19. Rutherfoord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/133. f. 137.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 313-15.
  21. Rutherfoord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/133. f. 137.
  22. Darwall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/97. f. 97.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 316.
  24. Darwall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/97. f. 97.
  25. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/248 f. 252.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 312.
  27. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/248 f. 252.
  28. Sumner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/137. f. 541.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 312.
  30. Sumner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/137. f. 541.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 313.
  32. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 28.
  33. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 63-4.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 316.
  35. Rutherfoord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/133. f. 137.
  36. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394b.
  37. Rutherfoord Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/133. f. 137.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394c.
  39. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393t.
  40. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 126.

Bibliography


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