H.M.S. Thorn (1900)

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H.M.S. Thorn (1900)
Pendant Number: D.57 (1914)
D.70 (Sep 1915)
D.89 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Purchased 31 Mar 1900
Launched: 17 Mar, 1900[3]
Commissioned: Jun, 1901[4]
Broken up: 1919[5]

H.M.S. Thorn was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

After being completed at Glasgow, Thorn went to Devonport, arriving on 22 December, 1900.[6]

She left Plymouth on 14 October, 1901 under the command of Lieutenant Hepworth Staley Alton to join the Reserve Squadron.[7] He would be removed from command by Court Martial in November after the destroyer ran down a cutter on the Hamoaze, killing three libertymen.[8][9]

In mid-1913, Thorn was with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla — a patrol flotilla.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 24, 1900; pg. 8; Issue 36333.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 15, 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36586.
  8. "Naval Court-Martial." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 15, 1901; pg. 4; Issue 36613.
  9. "Naval Court-Martial" The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 16, 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36614.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 385.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 15, 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36586.
  12. Pitts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/241. f. 273.
  13. Pitts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/241. f. 273.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 386.
  15. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/104. f. 104.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 386.
  17. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/104. f. 104.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 386.
  19. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/180. f. 181.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 400.
  21. Parker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/180. f. 181.
  22. Hobart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/45. f. 448.
  23. Hobart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/45. f. 448.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1912). p. 313.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 386.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 383.
  27. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398q.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398q.
  29. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398k.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 919.

Bibliography


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