H.M.S. Narborough (1916)

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H.M.S. Narborough (1916)
Pendant Number: G.28 (Sep 1915)
F.11 (Jan 1917)
F.02 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: Feb 1915[3]
Launched: 2 Mar, 1916[4]
Completed: Apr, 1916[5]
Wrecked: 12 Jan, 1918[6]

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

Her name is often spelled Narbrough in contemporary sources – the Navy List in particular.

Service

In May 1916, the newly-completed Narborough was assigned to the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

At the Battle of Jutland, she screened the First Battle Cruiser Squadron as one of twelve destroyers operating with the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[8][9]

In November 1917, she was one of eight "M"s evicted from the Thirteenth, being sent directly to the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

She was not to last long there, however, as on 12 January she ran aground in heavy fog and was lost, along with Opal.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 66.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 12.
  8. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  9. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 12.
  11. Maxwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/256. f. ?.
  12. Maxwell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/256. f. ?.
  13. Corlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/47. f. 252.
  14. Corlett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/47. f. 252.
  15. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 116.

Bibliography


"M" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design (Three Funnels)
Matchless Murray Myngs Milne Moorsom
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
Peregrine Pelican Pellew Petard Peyton
  Prince Pylades Medina Medway  
Thornycroft Specials (Three Funnels)
Mastiff Meteor Michael Milbrook Minion
Munster Nepean Nereus Patrician Patriot
  Rapid Ready  
Yarrow Specials (Two Funnels)
Miranda Minos Manly Moon Morning Star
Mounsey Musketeer Nerissa Relentless Rival
Hawthorn Leslie Specials (Four Funnels)
  Mansfield Mentor  
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