H.M.S. Nith (1905)

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H.M.S. Nith (1905)
Pendant Number: N.77 (1914)
D.27 (Sep 1915)
D.60 (Jan 1918)
H.78 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: J. Samuel White[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 5 May, 1904[4]
Launched: 7 Mar, 1905[5]
Completed: Oct, 1905[6]
Commissioned: Oct, 1905[7]
Broken up: 1919[8]

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

Service

On 14 January 1907, she and seven other "River" and "30 knotter" T.B.D.s. of the Second Destroyer Flotilla arrived in Portsmouth from Sheerness.[9]

In February 1908 Nith 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.[10]

Nith 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.[11]

In March, 1910, Nith was part of the First Destroyer Flotilla, then part of the First Division, Home Fleet.

In mid-1913, she was with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, a Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters.

Upon the dissolution of 9 D.F. in August 1915, Nith was sent to the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, also a Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters. In January, 1919, she was sent "temporarily" to the Nore to await her post-war fate.

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 Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 09, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40416.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 03, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38559.
  11. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 01, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38661.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 349.
  13. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  14. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  15. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 350.
  17. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  18. Dumaresq Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 340.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 350.
  20. Dumaresq Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 340.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 350.
  22. Macrorie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/467. f. 521.
  23. Macrorie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/467. f. 521.
  24. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  26. Wyld Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/51. f. 256.
  27. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 349.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 350.
  29. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 350.
  30. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  31. Goldsmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 247.
  32. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396g.
  34. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  35. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395y.
  36. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 853.

Bibliography


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