H.M.S. Hart (1895)

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H.M.S. Hart (1895)
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[1]
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: 7 Jun, 1894[3]
Launched: 27 Mar, 1895[4]
Commissioned: Jan, 1896[5]
Broken up: 1912[6]

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

She was broken up before the war.

Service

Arrived at Singapore in early December, 1896 in company with Centurion, the T.B.Ds. Handy and Alacrity 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 Hart's boilers had last been re-tubed in 1898, but that a form S.355 dated April 1904 stated they had another 21 months life left in them.[9]

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 & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1896. Issue 34783, col D, p. 8.
  11. Trywhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 227a.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 255.
  14. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  15. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 90.
  16. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206. This is noted in the sidebar.
  17. Armstrong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 160. This is noted in the lower comments field.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 262.
  19. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  20. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  21. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 323.
  22. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/442. f. 508.
  23. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/442. f. 508.
  24. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  25. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  27. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  28. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  29. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 322.
  31. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.

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