H.M.S. Pelican (1916)

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H.M.S. Pelican (1916)
Pendant Number: G.58 (Sep 1915)
F.10 (Jan 1917)
H.A8 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Launched: 18 Mar, 1916[3]
Completed: 1 May, 1916[4]
Sold:

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

Service

In April, 1916 Pelican was assigned to the newly-created Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[5]

At the Battle of Jutland, she screened the First Battle Cruiser Squadron as one of twelve destroyers operating with the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[6][7]

On 19 August, 1916, she, Pasley and Negro assisted the torpedoed sloop Falmouth by taking her under tow.[8] Her captain was credited with destroying an enemy submarine on that day, but the claim doesn't seem to correspond with known U-boat losses.[9]

Pelican left 13 D.F. in September 1917, and by the next month was active with the Second Destroyer Flotilla of the Northern Division of the Coast of Ireland Station.[10][11]

She was reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 67.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 79-80.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 80.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 309.
  5. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1916). p. 12.
  6. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  8. Naval Operations. Vol. IV. p. 45.
  9. Beattie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/125. f. ?.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1917). p. 12.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1917). p. 17.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 823-4.
  13. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  14. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  15. Beattie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/125. f. ?.
  16. Beattie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/125. f. ?.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396h.
  18. Sworder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/259. f. ?.
  19. Sworder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/259. f. ?.
  20. Hoyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/272. f. 287.
  21. Hoyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/272. f. 287.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 864.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 864.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 863.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 863.
  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.

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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