H.M.S. Rother (1904)

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H.M.S. Rother (1904)
Pendant Number: N.32 (1914)
D.29 (Sep 1915)
D.73 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: Purchased
Laid down: 23 Mar, 1903[3]
Launched: 5 Jan, 1904[4]
Completed: May, 1905[5]
Commissioned: May, 1905[6]
Broken up: 1919[7]

H.M.S. Rother was one of the Royal Navy's thirty-six "River" class destroyers.

Service

In 1910, Rother was part of the First Destroyer Flotilla, operating as part of the First Division, Home Fleet.

In mid-1913, active with Ninth Destroyer Flotilla — a patrol flotilla.[8] She remained with 9 D.F. until going to join the Portsmouth Defence Flotilla in April, 1915.

In August, 1917 Rother moved to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla under the command of Rear-Admiral commanding the East Coast of England.

In January, 1918, she moved to join the First Destroyer Flotilla under command of the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 368.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 369.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 368.
  11. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 368.
  13. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  14. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 368.
  16. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 368.
  18. Hornell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/435. f. 437.
  19. Hornell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/435. f. 437.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  21. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  22. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 280.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397l-r.
  24. Legh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/430. f. 430.
  25. Legh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/430. f. 430.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 397p.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397p.
  28. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 898.

Bibliography


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Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
Arun Blackwater Waveney Chelmer Colne
Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
Ure Wear Liffey Moy Ouse
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