H.M.S. Medway (1916)

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H.M.S. Medway (1916)
Pendant Number: G.76 (Sep 1915)
F.01 (Jan 1917)
G.A2 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Launched: 19 Apr, 1916[3]
Completed: 2 Aug, 1916[4]
Sold:

H.M.S. Medway was one of one hundred and three destroyers of the "M" class built for the Royal Navy during the Great War.

She was originally to be named Redwing, but this was changed to Medora and then to Medway before her launch.[5]

Service

In August 1916, Medway joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[6] She served with the Thirteenth until March, 1918 when she went to the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[7] In May, she went to the Second Destroyer Flotilla of the Northern Division of the Coast of Ireland Station.[8]

She was one of six destroyers loaned to the Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla in November 1918, but this assignment did not persist beyond around a month.[9]

In January, 1919, Medway was sent to Portsmouth as part of a post-war demobilisation.[10]

Medway was reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 67.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 79-80.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 80.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1916). p. 12.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 12.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). p. 18.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 18.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1919). pp. 18-20.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 810.
  12. Rainier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/33. f. 363.
  13. Rainier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/33. f. 363.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395p.
  15. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  16. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  17. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  18. Heyder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/283. f. 298.
  19. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  20. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  21. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  22. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  23. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  24. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  25. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  26. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.

Bibliography


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Morris Mons Marne Mystic Maenad
Manners Mandate Magic Moresby Marmion
Martial Mary Rose Menace Mameluke Marvel
Mischief Mindful Nonsuch Negro Nessus
Noble Nizam Nomad Nonpareil Norman
Northesk North Star Nugent Obedient Obdurate
Onslaught Onslow Opal Ophelia Opportune
Oracle Orestes Orford Orpheus Octavia
Ossory Nestor Napier Narborough Narwhal
Nicator Norseman Oberon Observer Offa
Orcadia Oriana Oriole Osiris Paladin
Parthian Partridge Pasley Plucky Portia
Pheasant Phoebe Pigeon Plover Penn
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Munster Nepean Nereus Patrician Patriot
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