H.M.S. Nereus (1916)

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H.M.S. Nereus (1916)
Pendant Number: G.19 (1914)
F.12 (Jan 1917)
F.33 (Jan 1918)
H.21 (Apr 1918)
H.37 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Ordered: Nov 1914 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 24 Feb, 1916[4]
Completed: May, 1916[5]
Sold:

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

Service

Nereus joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla in May, 1916,[6] but did not participate in the Battle of Jutland. In November, 1917, she was one of eight "M"s evicted from 13 D.F., being sent directly to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla where she was under the command of the Commander-in-Chief, Devonport.[7]

She was reduced to C. & M. Party at Chatham on 10 October, 1919.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Alterations

In 1915 or 1916, she trialed a Wise Pressure Telegraphy System Type A for torpedo control.[25]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 65-68.
  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. 308.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1916). p. 12.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1917). pp. 12, 14.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 816.
  9. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  10. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  12. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  13. Horan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/5. f. 5.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395x.
  15. Horan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/5. f. 5.
  16. Bowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/144. f. 245.
  17. Bowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/144. f. 245.
  18. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  19. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  20. Robson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/55. f. 411.
  21. Robson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/55. f. 411.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 852.
  23. Bingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/117. f. 117.
  24. Bingham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/117. f. 117.
  25. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 30.

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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