H.M.S. Maori (1909)

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H.M.S. Maori (1909)
Pendant Number: H.16 (1914)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Ordered: 1907-08 Programme[3]
Launched: 24 May, 1909[4]
Completed: Nov, 1909[5]
Mined: 7 May, 1915[6]

H.M.S. Maori was one of twelve destroyers of the "Tribal" class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was serving with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

Later, while part of the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, the ship was one of four of her class undergoing refit in Chatham Royal Dockyard until 8 July, 1914.[8]

On 4 March, 1915, Maori, under the command of Commander Barrow and Ghurka joined ten other destroyers in prosecuting U 8 which Viking had been attacking, successfully blowing the submarine to the surface and taking 28 prisoners.[9]

On 7 May, Maori joined Crusader in a reconnaissance of Zeebrugge. Maori struck a mine and sank near Weukubget Lightship. Two trawlers arrived to capture her crew.[10]

Radio

In 1909, she became one of forty-three destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  8. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 88 of 3 July 1914.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 101.
  10. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 101.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909. Wireless Appendix, p. 25.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 343.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1914). p. 344.
  15. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 511.
  16. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 511.

Bibliography


Tribal Class Destroyer
Afridi Cossack Ghurka Mohawk Tartar
  Amazon Saracen Crusader Maori  
  Nubian Viking Zulu Zubian  
<– River Class Destroyers (UK) Beagle Class –>