H.M.S. Gala (1905)

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H.M.S. Gala (1905)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[2]
Laid down: 1 Feb, 1904[3]
Launched: 7 Jan, 1905[4]
Collision: 27 Apr, 1908[5]
Fate: w/ Attentive

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

Service

She and sixteen other destroyers of the Reserve Division arrived at Sheerness on 13 July 1905 and proceeded to Chatham.[6]

In 1908, Gala was cut in two in a collision with the Attentive during night manœuvres off Outer Gabbard Light Vessel.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. March. British Destroyers. p.82.
  6. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  7. March. British Destroyers. p. 82.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 29 June, 1905. Issue 37746, col A, p. 11.
  9. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 10 October, 1905. Issue 37834, col A, p. 7.
  11. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  12. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  13. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  14. Coode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/98. f. 105.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 319.
  16. Coode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/98. f. 105.
  17. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 14 May, 1908. Issue 38646, col C, p. 9.

Bibliography


River Class Destroyer
Erne Ettrick Exe Ribble Teviot
Usk Derwent Eden Foyle Itchen
Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
Arun Blackwater Waveney Chelmer Colne
Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
Ure Wear Liffey Moy Ouse
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  Rother Stour Test  
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