H.M.S. Myrmidon (1900)

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H.M.S. Myrmidon (1896)
Pendant Number: P.83 (1914)
D.85 (Sep 1915)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1899 Programme[3]
Laid down: 23 Oct, 1899[4]
Launched: 26 May, 1900[5]
Commissioned: May, 1901[6]
Mined: 26 Mar, 1917[7]
Fate: in English Channel[8]

H.M.S. Myrmidon was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

In 1904, a collision with Coquette was judged to be through an error in judgment of Commander Allan F. Everett. Their Lordships cautioned him to be more careful in future.[9]

In early 1906, she was with the Channel Fleet's First Destroyer Flotilla, based in Portsmouth and tender to Sapphire.[10]

In March, 1910, she was with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, part of the Third Division of the Home Fleet.

In mid-1913, she was with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

By July, 1914, she was with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla. She stayed with that formation until being lost in a collision on 26 March, 1917.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  7. March. British Destroyers. p. 52.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 63.
  9. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  10. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p 270a.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 347.
  12. Turton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/100. f. 111.
  13. Turton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/100. f. 111.
  14. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 253/510.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 282.
  16. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  17. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 347.
  19. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 347.
  21. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 347.
  23. Bomford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/47. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 347.
  25. Bomford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/47. f. ?.
  26. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 347.
  27. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  28. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  29. Creagh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/95. f. 220.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 347.
  31. Creagh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/95. f. 220.
  32. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 396c.
  34. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  35. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396d.
  37. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  38. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  39. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  40. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  41. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241. Some inference as to day of month.
  42. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  43. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 84.

Bibliography


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