H.M.S. Ferret (1893)

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H.M.S. Ferret (1893)
Builder: Laird[1]
Ordered: 1893[2]
Laid down: Jul, 1893[3]
Launched: 9 Dec, 1893[4]
Commissioned: Mar, 1895[5]
Sunk: 1911[6]
Fate: Test Target

H.M.S. Ferret was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "26 knotter".

Service

On 11 February, 1899 while returning under the command of Lt. Herbert John Temple Marshall with other T.B.Ds. of the flotilla to Devonport after a cruise in the Channel, Ferret's propeller entangled the painter of a boat, smashing the boat and throwing the three occupants into the drink. The men were rescued with some difficulty by the Seal under the command of John Campbell Watson. As this occurred, the two destroyers came together, damaging Seal's stern plates and Ferret's torpedo tubes. The ships were taken into Devonport Dockyard to have their damage repaired.[7]

Ferret operated as part of the Devonport Instructional Flotilla until being transferred to become a tender of the gunnery training school Cambridge on 2 February 1900.[8]

Ferret managed 24 knots at a full-speed trial at Plymouth on 29 June, 1900.[9]

She participated in a Naval Review for the King at Cowes from 31 July to 6 August, 1907, and was responsible for dismantling a defensive boom before the fleet assembled.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 13, 1899; pg. 7; Issue 35751.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 01, 1900; pg. 6; Issue 36054.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 02, 1900; pg. 9; Issue 36183.
  10. "The Royal Naval Review." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 02, 1909; pg. 5; Issue 39027(315AM).
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 15 March, 1895. Issue 34525, col C, p. 11.
  12. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/619. f. 1383.
  13. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/619. f. 1383.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 6 January, 1896. Issue 34779, col A, p. 10.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 14 February, 1896. Issue 34813, col E, p. 8.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 224.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 16 July, 1897. Issue 35257, col F, p. 5.
  18. Dreyer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 353.
  19. Dreyer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 353.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 01, 1898; pg. 7; Issue 35583.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 27, 1898; pg. 10; Issue 35579.
  22. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  23. Marshall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/110. f. 117.
  24. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 9 August, 1899. Issue 35903, col D, p. 4.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 251.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 312.
  27. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.
  28. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  29. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 313-15.
  30. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 313-15.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 313-15.
  32. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  33. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  34. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  35. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 316.
  37. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  38. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  39. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  40. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  41. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 316.
  42. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.

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