H.M.S. Tiger (1900)

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H.M.S. Tiger (1900)
Builder: John Brown[1]
Ordered: Purchased 31 Mar 1900
Launched: 19 May, 1900[2]
Commissioned: Jun, 1901[3]
Collision: 2 Apr, 1908[4]
Fate: w/ Berwick

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

There was also a later ship, a battlecruiser, named Tiger.

Service

Tiger was lost to a collision on 2 April 1908 while conducting night exercises off the Isle of Wight with the Portsmouth Flotilla. The "enemy" were six ships led by the battleship Prince George on transit to Portland. Tiger was the second of three destroyers in the second division to make an attack, led by Recruit. When Recruit fired a flare to signal a mock torpedo firing, she peeled off to starboard to clear the enemy ships, but Tiger kept going straight, attempting to pass between Prince George and Berwick behind. The second ship struck her amidships and broke her in two. The bow section sank quickly without survivors, and twenty-two survived from the stern section.[5]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 97.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 20.
  6. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  7. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  8. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  9. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  10. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  11. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  12. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  13. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  14. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 386.
  16. Copleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/99. f. 110.
  17. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 386.
  18. Wikipedia.

Bibliography


"C" Class Destroyer
Star Whiting Bat Chamois Crane
Flying Fish Fawn Flirt Bullfinch Dove
Violet Sylvia Lee Avon Bittern
Otter Leopard Vixen Brazen Electra
Recruit Vulture Kestrel Cheerful Mermaid
Greyhound Racehorse Roebuck Gipsy Fairy
Osprey Leven Falcon Ostrich Thorn
Tiger Vigilant Albatross Viper Velox
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