H.M.S. Lynx (1894)

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H.M.S. Lynx (1894)
Builder: Laird[1]
Ordered: 1893[2]
Laid down: Jul, 1893[3]
Launched: 24 Jan, 1894[4]
Commissioned: Aug, 1895[5]
Broken up: 1912[6]

H.M.S. Lynx was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "26 knotter".

Like many of the "A" class, she was broken up before the war.

Service

In 1909, Lynx twice suffered misfortune at the hands of her then-master, Lieutenant Henry Taprell Dorling. She first ran aground, a misfortune for which Dorling received a caution directly from the C-in-C. A later collision with a schooner Mary was more ambiguous; both ships were judged to be at fault.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 91.
  7. Dorling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 5?.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 11 January, 1896. Issue 34784, col D, p. 10.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 237.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 10 November, 1896. Issue 35044, col E, p. 9.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 5 August, 1897. Issue 35274, col D, p. 11.
  12. Armstrong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 160.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 January, 1900. Issue 36028, col E, p. 7.
  14. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 342.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 342.
  17. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141/487. f. 485.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 342.
  19. Dorling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 452.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 342.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 342.
  22. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.
  23. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  24. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.

Bibliography


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