H.M.S. Kennet (1903)

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H.M.S. Kennet (1903)
Pendant Number: unknown[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 5 Feb, 1902[4]
Launched: 4 Dec, 1903[5]
Commissioned: Jan, 1905[6]
Broken up: 1919[7]

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

Service

In mid-1913, she was serving in te Mediterranean.[8]

Under the command of Lieutenant Farrant, on 8 March, 1915, Kennet was among several destroyers that went to the aid of the mined battleship Ocean, seeing Chelmer rescue 500 men.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

One source claims that Lieutenant Charles Eric Seaburne Farrant was in command on 8 March, 1915, but this seems to contradict the Navy Lists, and he seems to have been wounded just two days prior in Scorpion.[35]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 77-8.
  10. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  11. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  12. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  13. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 336.
  15. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 335.
  17. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 335.
  19. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  20. Withers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 141.
  21. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  22. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  23. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  24. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 335.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 334.
  26. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  27. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  28. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  29. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306. Day of month inferred from Russel's Service Record.
  30. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395f.
  32. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394v.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 825.
  35. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 77-8.

Bibliography


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Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
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