H.M.S. Petard (1916)

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H.M.S. Petard (1916)
Pendant Number: G.66 (Sep 1915)
F.20 (Jan 1917)
F.32 (Jan 1918)
G.29 (Apr 1918)
G.A7 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 24 Mar, 1916[3]
Completed: 23 May, 1916[4]
Sold:

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

Service

Petard was added to the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla immediately before the Battle of Jutland, where she screened the First Battle Cruiser Squadron with eleven other destroyers.[5][6]

In November 1917, she was one of eight "M"s evicted from the Thirteenth, being sent directly to the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

Reduced to C. & M. Party on 8 March, 1920.[8]

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. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 12.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 830.
  9. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/168. f. 258.
  10. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/168. f. 258.
  11. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396l.
  12. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  13. Time of year inferred from next appointment and successor. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  15. The month and day are not legible.
  16. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  17. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 867.
  18. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.

Bibliography


"M" Class Destroyer
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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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