H.M.S. Orwell (1898)

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H.M.S. Orwell (1898)
Pendant Number: D.49 (1914)
D.86 (Sep 1915)
D.63 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Laird[2]
Ordered: 1897-98[3]
Laid down: 9 Nov, 1897[4]
Launched: 29 Sep, 1898[5]
Commissioned: Jan, 1900[6]
Broken up: 1922[7]

H.M.S. Orwell was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

On 30 January, 1903, Orwell collided with the third class protected cruiser H.M.S. Pioneer in Corfu Channel while under the command of Lieutenant Percy Arthur Robarts. Fifteen men died, the majority being drowned in the sinking bow section. Orwell was towed back to Corfu, eventually to have her bow replaced and to return to service.[8][9][10]

In mid-1913, active with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Some Lieutenant & Commander "John W. Pugh" was appointed on 21 November, 1906, but I cannot determine exactly what his full name is.[34]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 96.
  8. Navy & Army Illustrated. Volume XV. 7 February, 1903. p. 527.
  9. "The Collision off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 06, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 36997.
  10. "The Accident off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 13, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 37003.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 351.
  12. Hudleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/211. f. 248.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 287.
  14. Hudleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/211. f. 248.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 351.
  16. "The Collision off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 06, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 36997.
  17. "The Collision off Corfu". The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 06, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 36997.
  18. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 18, 1906; pg. 12; Issue 38023.
  19. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 351.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 351.
  21. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  22. Some inference here, but Tudor was invalided following surgery, to 2 September.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 351.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 351.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 351.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  27. Fawcett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  28. Griffith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/58. f. 64.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396i.
  30. Griffith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/58. f. 64.
  31. Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/226. f. 226.
  32. Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/55/226. f. 226.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 856.
  34. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 351.

Bibliography


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