H.M.S. Rapid (1916)

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H.M.S. Rapid (1916)
Pendant Number: G.63 (Sep 1915)
G.78 (Jan 1917)
G.83 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Launched: 15 Jul, 1916[3]
Completed: Sep, 1916[4]
Sold:

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

Service

Rapid was assigned to the Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla in October, 1916, as it was still building up to strength.[5]

She was reduced to Special Complement on 24 April, 1920.[6]

Rapid was reduced to Reserve Complement on 23 October, 1924, tender to Dido.[7]

Following another series of trials under command of Orrell Bake, Rapid was again reduced to reserve on 22 June, 1925.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 68.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 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. (October, 1916). p. 12.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 852.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 262.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 262.
  9. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  10. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397i.
  12. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 890.
  14. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 890.
  16. Rawlings Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/96. f. 500.
  17. Rawlings Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/96. f. 500.
  18. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  19. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  20. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 852.
  22. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  23. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 262.
  25. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  26. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.
  27. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.
  28. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  29. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 262.

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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