H.M.S. Racehorse (1900)

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H.M.S. Racehorse (1900)
Pendant Number: P.15 (1914)
D.66 (Sep 1915)
D.71 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: 1899 Programme[3]
Laid down: 23 Oct, 1899[4]
Launched: 8 Nov, 1900[5]
Commissioned: Mar, 1902[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Racehorse was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Trials

Racehorse completed her steam trials on 17 December, 1901. On her full-speed trial she obtained 30.354 knots on the measured mile, and averaged 30.345 knots over three hours.[8]

Service

In mid-1913, Racehorse was active with Sixth Destroyer Flotilla — a patrol flotilla.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  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. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 19 December, 1901. Issue 36642, col A, p. 7.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 364.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 296a.
  11. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 7 May 1902. (36761), p. 10.
  12. Green Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/335. f. 260.
  13. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  14. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  15. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  16. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  17. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  18. Oldham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/187. f. 201.
  19. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  20. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  21. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  22. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 364.
  24. Hartford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/80. f. 83.
  25. Hartford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/80. f. 83.
  26. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 364.
  28. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  29. Coppin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/156. f. 164.
  30. Coppin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/156. f. 164.
  31. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  32. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 364.
  33. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  34. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  35. de la Poer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/27. f. 14.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 376.
  37. Pender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 834.
  38. Pender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 834.
  39. Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144. f. 56.
  40. Some inference here. It is recorded as February in Lambert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144. f. 56.
  41. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  42. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 397g.
  43. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  44. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397g.
  45. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 889.

Bibliography


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