H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1910)

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H.M.S. Rattlesnake (1910)
Pendant Number: D.94 (Feb 1915-Sep 1915)
H.C7 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: London & Glasgow[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 14 Mar, 1910[4]
Completed: Aug, 1910[5]
Sold: May, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Rattlesnake was one of sixteen destroyers of the Beagle class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was active with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

By mid-1914, she was part of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla, which was stationed in the Mediterranean. She would operate with this formation for most of the war, and Philip George Wodehouse would be commended for his work in her command, escorting transport ships between December 1, 1914 and April, 1915.

On 28 July, 1915 while still under Wodehouse's command, Rattlesnake collided with H.M.S. Bulldog. Vice-Admiral of the Eastern Mediterranean de Robeck considered that Wodehouse had no excuse for this collision.

Rattlesnake collided with Pincher on 4 April, 1917, resulting in her captain Keith Richard Farquharson being relieved of command.

In December 1917, Rattlesnake transferred to join the Second Destroyer Flotilla, which was operating as part of the Northern Division of the Coast of Ireland Station, based in Buncrana.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 101.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 365.
  8. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.
  9. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 365.
  11. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/88. f. 88.
  12. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/88. f. 88.
  13. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  14. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 365.
  15. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397i.
  17. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/110. f. 56.
  18. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  19. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  20. Farquharson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/231. f. 244.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397g.
  22. Farquharson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/231. f. 244.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397i.
  24. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 890.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1919). pp. 868, 890.
  27. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  28. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 890.

Bibliography


Beagle Class Destroyer
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