H.M.S. Recruit (1896)

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H.M.S. Recruit (1896)
Pendant Number: N.60 (1914)[1]
Builder: Thomson[2]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[3]
Laid down: 18 Oct, 1895[4]
Launched: 22 Aug, 1896[5]
Commissioned: Oct, 1900[6]
Torpedoed: 1 May, 1915[7]
Fate: by UB 6[8]

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

She is not to be confused with the "R" class destroyer of the same name.

Service

In mid-1913, active with the Nore Local Defence Flotilla.[9]

She was torpedoed by UB 6 on 1 May, 1915[10] near Galloper Lightship, with the loss of 39.[11] The ship was cut in half and sank immediately.[12]

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. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  8. Uboat.net
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 365.
  10. Uboat.net Many sources seem to confuse this Recruit and the "R" class Recruit, which was sunk by UB 16.
  11. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 63.
  12. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 401-2.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 297a.
  14. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 16 May 1902. (36769), p. 11.
  15. Bather Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/438. f. 438.
  16. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  17. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  18. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  19. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 306.
  20. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  21. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  22. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  23. Gladstone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/129. f. 144.
  24. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 365.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 365.
  26. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 365.
  28. Bond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/51. f. 51.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 365.
  30. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 365.
  32. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124. Date is not fully legible.
  33. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 365.
  34. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 366.
  36. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  37. Wrightson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/101. f. 112.
  38. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 376a.
  39. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 401-2 and index.

Bibliography


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