H.M.S. Rocket (1916)

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H.M.S. Rocket (1916)
Pendant Number: G.82 (Jan 1917)
G.88 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Ordered: Jul 1915 (6th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 2 Jul, 1916[5]
Completed: 7 Oct, 1916[6]
Sold: 16 Dec, 1926[7]

H.M.S. Rocket was one of sixty-two "R" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1916-17.

Service

Rocket was assigned to the Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla in October, 1916, as it was still building up to strength.[8]

She completed to reduced complement on 17 October, 1919.[9]

Rocket re-commissioned on 1 January, 1923 for service with the Anti-Submarine Flotilla at Portland.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 69.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  4. March. British Destroyers. p. 184.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 310.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 69.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 856.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 265a.
  11. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397o.
  13. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  14. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  15. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  16. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 897.
  18. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 856.
  20. Harrison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/164. f. 568.
  21. Harrison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/164. f. 568.
  22. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  23. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  24. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  25. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 804.
  27. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  28. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.

Bibliography


"R" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Radstock Raider Romola Rowena Restless
Rigorous Rocket Rob Roy Redgauntlet Redoubt
Recruit Sturgeon Sceptre Salmon Sylph
Sarpedon Sable Setter Sorceress Satyr
Sharpshooter Simoom Skate Starfish Stork
Skilful Springbok Tancred Tarpon Telemachus
Tempest Tetrarch Tenacious Thisbe Thruster
  Tormentor Tornado Torrent Torrid  
Thornycroft Specials
Rosalind Radiant Retriever Taurus Teazer
Yarrow Specials
Sabrina Strongbow Surprise Sybille Truculent
  Tyrant Ulleswater  
Modified "R" Class
Ulster Undine Tower Trenchant Tristram
  Tirade Ursula Ulysses  
  Umpire Urchin Ursa  
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