H.M.S. Tartar (1907)

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H.M.S. Tartar (1907)
Pendant Number: H.29 (1914)
D.08 (Sep 1915)
D.86 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Ordered: 1905-06 Programme[3]
Launched: 25 Jun, 1907[4]
Completed: Apr, 1908[5]
Sold: 1921[6]

H.M.S. Tartar was one of twelve destroyers of the "Tribal" class.

Service

In mid-1913, operating with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

In 1914, Tartar collided with H.M.S. Saracen while crossing the other destroyer's known line of patrol. Tartar's Lieutenant-Commander Edwards would be faulted in the event. He would leave the ship in a frazzled state in April, and presently be discharged from the service for alcoholism.[8]

Tartar was heavily damaged by a German mine in the Dover Strait on 24 June, 1917. Forty-three of her crew were killed, including her recently-appointed captain, Guy Kemble Twiss. Paddle sweepers Redcar and Kempton were also sunk in the same minefield.[9]

Radio

In 1909, she became one of forty-three destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[10]

Guns

By 1912-13, her five 12-pdr P. I mountings bore register numbers 151, 152, 216, 217, and 218. The first two of these were fitted with "Training Gear".[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 382.
  8. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/95. f. ?.
  9. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909. Wireless Appendix, p. 25.
  11. The National Archives. ADM 186/182. p. 55.
  12. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 383.
  14. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/511. f. 511.
  15. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 382.
  17. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  18. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 382.
  20. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 380.
  22. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/95. f. ?.
  23. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397v.
  25. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  26. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398o.
  28. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  29. Twiss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/150. f. 516.
  30. His service record indicates 17 June, but several other sources uniformly state 24 June.
  31. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 914.

Bibliography


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