H.M.S. Sceptre (1917)

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H.M.S. Sceptre (1917)
Pendant Number: F.79 (Jan 1917)
F.60 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: A. Stephen[2]
Ordered: Jul 1915 (6th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 18 Apr, 1917[5]
Completed: 26 May, 1917[6]
Sold: 16 Dec, 1926[7]

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

Service

The ship proposed the creation of Sceptre Gear, a series of shapes and marks on a scale in the rigging to convey the range and deflection being used for gunnery by the lead ship in concentration firing. By early 1918, improved versions of these systems were coordinating divisional, half-flotilla, and even walking barrage firing.[8]

On 17 July 1917, Sceptre shot down a Zeppelin.[Citation needed]

She reduced to reduced Complement at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  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. 70.
  8. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 32.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 268.
  10. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  11. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  12. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  13. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  14. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1919). p. 904.
  16. Wilkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/89. f. 47.
  17. Bacchus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/59. f. 462.
  18. Bacchus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/59. f. 462.

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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