H.M.S. Melampus (1914)

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H.M.S. Melampus (1914)
Pendant Number: H.44 (Sep 1915)
H.75 (Jan 1917)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Launched: 16 Dec, 1914[3]
Completed: 29 Jun, 1915[4]
Sold: 22 Sep, 1921[5]

H.M.S. Melampus was one of four Medea class destroyers laid down for the Greek Navy but completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Melampus accidentally rammed and sank the submarine C 16 on 16 April, 1917 – the second time that submarine suffered that misfortune.

The Admiralty credited her with sinking the submarine UC 16 on 23 October, 1917 while under the command of Charles Everard Hughes White.[6]

Reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 68.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 78.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 78.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 68.
  6. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 810.
  8. Hewett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/16. f. 8.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396b.
  10. Hewett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/16. f. 8.
  11. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395p.
  13. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  14. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 844.
  16. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.

Bibliography


Medea Class Destroyer
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