H.M.S. Ghurka (1907)

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H.M.S. Ghurka (1907)
Pendant Number: H.52 (1914)
D.04 (Sep 1915)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: 1905-06 Programme[3]
Launched: 29 Apr, 1907[4]
Completed: Dec, 1908[5]
Mined: 8 Feb, 1917[6]

H.M.S. Ghurka was one of 12 destroyers of the "Tribal" class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was serving with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

On 4 March, 1915, Ghurka, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Richardson and Maori joined ten other destroyers in prosecuting U 8 which Viking had been attacking, successfully blowing the submarine to the surface and taking 28 prisoners.[8]

Radio

In 1909, she became one of forty-three destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[9]

Guns

By 1912-13, her five 12-pdr P. I mountings bore register numbers 210, 211, 212, 279 and 280 and were fitted with "Training Gear".[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 319.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 101.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909. Wireless Appendix, p. 25.
  10. The National Archives. ADM 186/182. p. 55.
  11. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/67. f. 73.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 321.
  13. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/67. f. 73.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 321.
  15. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/161. f. 165.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 319.
  17. Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/161. f. 165.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 319.
  19. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394h.
  21. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.
  22. Baillie-Grohman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/303. f. 319.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394q.
  24. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 319.

Bibliography


Tribal Class Destroyer
Afridi Cossack Ghurka Mohawk Tartar
  Amazon Saracen Crusader Maori  
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