H.M.S. Jackal (1911)

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H.M.S. Jackal (1911)
Pendant Number: H.55 (1914)
H.44 (Jan-Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 9 Sep, 1911[4]
Completed: Jan, 1912[5]
Sold: 28 Sep, 1920[6]

H.M.S. Jackal was one of 29 destroyers of the Acheron class.

Radio

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

Service

In mid-1913, she was operating with the First Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

On 28 October 1915, she and Hornet stood by the armoured cruiser Argyll, which had run hard aground in stormy seas on Bell Rock off Dundee. Commander Bingham boldly approached the stricken cruiser and kept Hornet alongside while groups of men leapt from the grounded vessel to his deck. Not a man was lost in the daring rescue.[9]

She reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[10]

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. 333.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 122.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 794.
  11. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 340.
  13. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395e.
  15. Tovey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 131.
  16. Tovey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 131.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395n.
  18. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 823.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
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Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
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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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