H.M.S. Ranger (1895)

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H.M.S. Ranger (1895)
Pendant Number: D.1A (Sep 1915 - Apr 1917)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company[2]
Ordered: 1893-94[3]
Laid down: 17 Sep, 1894[4]
Launched: 4 Oct, 1895[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1896[6]
Broken up: 1920[7]

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

Service

Ranger was one of seventeen destroyers of the Reserve Division which left Sheerness on 1 July, 1905 for Spithead under the overall command of Commander R. G. Gregory in H.M.S. Spitfire.[8]

She and sixteen other destroyers of the Reserve Division arrived at Sheerness on 13 July 1905 and proceeded to Chatham.[9]

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. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  10. Trywhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  11. Trywhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  12. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  13. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  14. Chalmers. Life and Letters of David Beatty. pp. 434-435.
  15. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  16. St. John Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/83. f. 90.
  17. Church Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/420. f. 502.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 286.
  19. Church Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/420. f. 502.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 07, 1899; pg. 10; Issue 35720.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 297a.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 365.
  23. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  24. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  25. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  26. Gwatkin-Williams Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. f. 93.
  27. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 365.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 365.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 365.
  30. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  31. Stanley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/90. f. 295.
  32. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  33. Homan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/185. f. 390.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 365.
  35. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 365.
  36. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 365.
  37. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 210.
  38. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 210.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397g.
  40. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 890.

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