H.M.S. Ophelia (1915)

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H.M.S. Ophelia (1915)
Pendant Number: G.03 (1914)
G.57 (Jan 1917)
G.58 (Jan 1918)
G.A9 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Doxford[2]
Ordered: Nov 1914 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 13 Oct, 1915[4]
Completed: May, 1916[5]
Sold:

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

Service

At the Battle of Jutland, she operated with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla under the command of Lewis G. E. Crabbe.[6]

On 13 January, 1917, Ophelia collided with Norman. Ophelia's captain Cameron was informed in unusually strong language that "disregard of seamanlike action on his part on this occasion is considered reprehensible."[7]

On 10 September, 1918, she sank UB 83 with depth charges, south of the Orkneys.[8]

Reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[9]

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. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  7. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/43. f. 15.
  8. Uboat.net
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 817.
  10. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  11. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  12. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  13. Inferred also from Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  14. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  15. Gibbs Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/57/166. f. 371.
  16. Gibbs Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/57/166. f. 371.
  17. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/43. f. 15.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396a.
  19. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/43. f. 15.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396a.
  21. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  22. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  23. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  24. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  25. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  26. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  27. Woodward Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83. f. 211.
  28. Woodward Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83. f. 211.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854a.

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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