H.M.S. Handy (1895)

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H.M.S. Handy (1895)
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[1]
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: 7 Jun, 1894[3]
Launched: 9 Mar, 1895[4]
Commissioned: Oct, 1895[5]
Broken up: 1916[6]

H.M.S. Handy was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "27 knotter".

Service

Arrived at Singapore in early December, 1896 in company with Centurion, the T.B.Ds. Alacrity and Hart and the torpedo cruiser Porpoise.[7] By the nineteenth, the ships had moved on for Hong Kong, less Alacrity.[8]

In July, 1904, complaints from Vice-Admiral Noel of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by First Lord of the Admiralty Selborne. Within, it was noted that Handy's boilers were being re-tubed and her hull and machinery refitted, work to be completed on 23 July.[9]

Handy was one of seventeen destroyers of the Reserve Division which left Sheerness on 1 July, 1905 for Spithead under the overall command of Commander R. G. Gregory in H.M.S. Spitfire.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 02, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 35063.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 19, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 35078.
  9. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1896. Issue 34783, col D, p. 8.
  12. Blackett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 479.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 227.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 254.
  15. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/295. f. 331.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 261.
  17. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/295. f. 331.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 322.
  20. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  21. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  22. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 323.
  23. Darwall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/97. f. 97.
  24. Darwall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/97. f. 97.
  25. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  26. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 328.
  28. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 322.
  30. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  31. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 322.
  32. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  33. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.

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