H.M.S. Opossum (1895)

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H.M.S. Opossum (1895)
Pendant Number: D.12 (1914)
D.99 (Sep 1915), D. 62 (1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: 1893-94[3]
Laid down: 17 Sep, 1894[4]
Launched: 9 Aug, 1895[5]
Commissioned: Mar, 1896[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Opossum was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "27 knotter".

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 56.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  8. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  9. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  10. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  11. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 277.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 275.
  13. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 267.
  14. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 267.
  15. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  16. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/142. f. 152.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 286.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 286.
  19. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  20. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  21. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  22. Leith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/437. f. 439.
  23. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 350.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 351.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 351.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  27. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 350.
  28. Simpson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 151.
  29. Simpson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 151.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 351.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 351.
  32. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396h.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396gg.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 855.

Bibliography


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