H.M.S. Ness (1905)

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H.M.S. Ness (1905)
Pendant Number: N.81 (1914)
D.26 (Sep 1915)
D.59 (Jan 1918)
H.77 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: J. Samuel White[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 5 May, 1904[4]
Launched: 5 Jan, 1905[5]
Completed: Aug, 1905[6]
Commissioned: Aug, 1905[7]
Broken up: 1919[8]

H.M.S. Ness was one of the Royal Navy's thirty-six "River" class destroyers.

Service

In February 1908 Ness was one of seven "Rivers" of the Nore Destroyer Flotilla taken into Sheerness Dockyard for refitting, during which time three 12-pdr guns were mounted in lieu of five 6-pdrs, which were deemed too light to be useful.[9]

Ness was detached from the Eastern Destroyer Group at Harwich as part of one of two divisions of "River" class destroyers sent on 3 June 1908 to escort the King and Queen on a visit to Russia. The muscle in this escort was to be the cruisers Natal, Cochrane, Minotaur and Achilles.[10]

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

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 03, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38559.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 01, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38661.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 349.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 348.
  13. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  14. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  15. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  16. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  17. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 18, 1906; pg. 12; Issue 38023.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 348.
  19. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 348.
  21. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 349.
  23. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 349.
  25. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  26. Hewett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/16. f. 8.
  27. Hewett Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/49/16. f. 8.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 349.
  29. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  30. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  31. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 349.
  32. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 361.
  33. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/148. f. 353.
  34. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396e.
  35. Henniker-Heaton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/148. f. 353.
  36. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  37. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396f.
  38. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  39. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395x.
  40. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395x.
  41. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.

Bibliography


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