H.M.S. Forester (1911)

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H.M.S. Forester (1911)
Pendant Number: H.39 (1914)
H.34 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 1 Jun, 1911[4]
Completed: Jan, 1912[5]
Sold: 4 Nov, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Forester was one of twenty-nine destroyers of the Acheron class.

Radio

She was one of 18 Acheron class destroyers fitted with W/T in 1912, becoming one of 123 destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[7]

Service

In early 1913, she was with the First Destroyer Flotilla, attached to First Fleet.[8]

After the Battle of Jutland, Forester was one of eight destroyers detached from 1 D.F. to screen the Third Battle Squadron. This gaggle was to again be designated as 1 D.F. in October 1916, and Forester stayed with them until joining the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in July 1917.

Forester reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport 15 October, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. Wireless Appendix, p. 6.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 316.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 775.
  10. Houstoun Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/149. f. 354.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1914). p. 316.
  12. Houstoun Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/149. f. 354.
  13. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394f.
  15. Legge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/170. f. 574.
  16. Thompson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/70. f. 70.
  17. Thompson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/70. f. 70.
  18. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393v.
  20. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  21. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 795.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
  Lizard Phoenix Ferret Forester  
Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
  Acheron Ariel  
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  Badger Beaver  
Firedrake/Yarrow Specials
  Firedrake Lurcher Oak  
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  Parramatta Warrego Yarra  
  Huon Swan Torrens  
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