H.M.S. Swale (1905)

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H.M.S. Swale (1905)
Pendant Number: N.03 (1914)
D.31 (Sep 1915)
D.83 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 23 Feb, 1904[4]
Launched: 20 Apr, 1905[5]
Completed: Sep, 1905[6]
Commissioned: Sep, 1905[7]
Broken up: 1919[8]

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

Service

On 14 January 1907, she and seven other "River" and "30 knotter" T.B.D.s. of the Second Destroyer Flotilla arrived in Portsmouth from Sheerness.[9]

In February 1908 Swale was one of seven "Rivers" of the Nore Destroyer Flotilla taken into Sheerness Dockyard for refitting, during which time three 12-pdr guns were mounted in lieu of five 6-pdrs, which were deemed too light to be useful.[10]

Swale was detached from the Eastern Destroyer Group at Harwich as part of one of two divisions of "River" class destroyers sent on 2 June 1908 to escort the King and Queen on a visit to Russia. The muscle in this escort was to be the cruisers Natal, Cochrane, Minotaur and Achilles.[11]

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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  9. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 09, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40416.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 03, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38559.
  11. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 01, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38661.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 381.
  13. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/373. f. 422.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 380.
  15. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/373. f. 422.
  16. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  17. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 380.
  19. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 23, 1911; pg. 14; Issue 39540.
  20. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  21. Callaghan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/130. f. 130.
  22. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/81. f. 43.
  23. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 380.
  24. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/81. f. 43.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 380.
  26. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. f. ?.
  27. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398l.
  29. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  30. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  31. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/26. f. 184.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398m.
  33. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/26. f. 184.
  34. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398c.
  35. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398c.
  36. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 912.

Bibliography


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Usk Derwent Eden Foyle Itchen
Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
Arun Blackwater Waveney Chelmer Colne
Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
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