H.M.S. Sturgeon (1894)

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
H.M.S. Sturgeon (1894)
Builder: Vickers[1]
Ordered: 1893-94[2]
Laid down: 1 Mar, 1894[3]
Launched: 21 Jul, 1894[4]
Commissioned: 14 Jan, 1896[5]
Broken up: 1912[6]

H.M.S. Sturgeon was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "27 knotter".

She was broken up before the war.

Service

Members of Sturgeon's crew, 1896.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Lieutenant James Rose Price Hawksley was found at fault for grounding Sturgeon on 29 October, 1898.[7]

Sturgeon was one of seventeen destroyers of the Reserve Division which left Sheerness on 1 July, 1905 for Spithead under the overall command of Commander R. G. Gregory in H.M.S. Spitfire.[8]

She and sixteen other destroyers of the Reserve Division arrived at Sheerness on 13 July 1905 and proceeded to Chatham.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93. Then known as the "Naval Construction and Armament Company".
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 92.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 266.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 93.
  7. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  8. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 266.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 299.
  12. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  13. Luce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 79.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 301.
  15. Brocklebank Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/390. f. 431.
  16. Brocklebank Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/390. f. 431.
  17. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  18. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  19. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  20. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/117. f. 117.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 304.
  22. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/422. f. 469.
  23. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 15 May 1902. (36768), p. 7.
  24. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/422. f. 469.
  25. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  26. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 304a.
  27. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 378.

Bibliography


"A" Class Destroyer
26 Knotters
  Havock Hornet Daring  
  Decoy Ferret Lynx  
27 Knotters
Ardent Boxer Bruizer Charger Dasher
Hasty Hardy Haughty Janus Lightning
Porcupine Salmon Snapper Banshee Contest
Dragon Conflict Teazer Wizard Fervent
Zephyr Handy Hart Hunter Opossum
Ranger Sunfish Rocket Shark Surly
  Skate Starfish Sturgeon  
  Spitfire Swordfish Zebra  
  Destroyers (UK) "B" Class –>