H.M.S. Taku (1898)

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H.M.S. Taku (1898)
Builder: Schichau-Werke[1]
Ordered: Captured
17 Jun 1900[2]
Launched: 1898[3]
Sold: 25 Oct, 1916[4]
Fate: Broken up 1916

H.M.S. Taku served in the Royal Navy as one of eleven destroyers of the "D" class — a two-funnelled "30 knotter".

She was not a British-built vessel, but was captured in China on 17 June, 1900.[5]

Service

In July, 1904, complaints from Vice-Admiral Noel of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by First Lord of the Admiralty Selborne. Within, it was noted that Taku was having her starboard high pressure replaced and both medium pressure cylinders fitted, work to be completed by end of July.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  6. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 381.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 381.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 381.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.

Bibliography


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