H.M.S. Lightning (1895)

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H.M.S. Lightning (1895)
Pendant Number: N.23 (1914)
D.98 (Sep 1915)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1893-94[3]
Laid down: 28 Mar, 1894[4]
Launched: 10 Apr, 1895[5]
Commissioned: Jan, 1896[6]
Mined: 30 Jun, 1915[7]

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

Service

During trials in the North Sea at the end of 1895, Lightning reached 27.9 knots under forced draught—nine-tenths of a knot over the specified contract speed.[8]

In mid-1913, she was at The Nore.[9]

She was mined in the North Sea with the loss of fifteen lives, primarily engine room personnel.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 8 November, 1895 Issue 34729, col E, p. 6.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 340.
  10. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. pp. 118-9.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 10 January, 1896. Issue 34783, col D, p. 8.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 236a.
  13. Mansergh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141/107
  14. Mansergh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/339
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 2 January, 1900. Issue 36028, col E, p. 7.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 273.
  17. Bather Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/438. f. 438.
  18. Bather Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/438. f. 438.
  19. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  20. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  21. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/20. f. 21.
  22. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 341.
  23. Davidson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/20. f. 21.
  24. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  25. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 341.
  27. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 16 April, 1907. Issue 38308, col C, p. 11.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 341.
  29. Ackland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/174. f. 379.
  30. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 19 January, 1909. Issue 38860, col B, p. 7.
  31. Ackland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/174. f. 379.
  32. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 341.
  33. Service Record only indicates the year.
  34. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 340.
  36. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  37. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  38. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 341.
  39. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  40. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.
  41. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  42. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  43. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395m.
  44. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.

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