H.M.S. Senator (1918)

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H.M.S. Senator (1918)
Pendant Number: G.36 (Jun 1918)
D.44 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1917 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 2 Apr, 1918[4]
Completed: 7 Jun, 1918[5]
Sold:

H.M.S. Senator was one of sixty-seven "S" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy as the Great War was ending.

Service

At some point in 1918, a torpedo ran hot in its tube when testing firing gear. The vibration caused the warhead and pistol to fall onto the deck![6]

She recommissioned at Devonport on 21 May, 1919.[7]

Re-commissioned at Devonport with Reserve Crew 21 September, 1923 as part of the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla with the Atlantic Fleet.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 311.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1918. p. 85.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 862.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 269.
  9. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  10. Helyar Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/294. f. 325.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 862.
  12. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  13. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  14. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  15. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  16. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  17. Hutchinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/136. f. 341.
  18. Hutchinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/136. f. 341.

Bibliography


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Strenuous Stronghold Sturdy Trojan Truant
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