H.M.S. Tigress (1911)

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H.M.S. Tigress (1911)
Pendant Number: H.92 (1914)
H.4A (Jan-Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 20 Dec, 1911[4]
Completed: Apr, 1912[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Tigress was one of twenty-nine destroyers of the Acheron class.

Radio

She was one of 18 Acheron class destroyers fitted with W/T in 1912, becoming one of 123 destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[7]

Service

In mid-1913, with the First Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

On 24 January 1915, Tigress fought with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Battle of Dogger Bank.

In 1915, while serving in the First Destroyer Flotilla out of South Queensferry, a wave stove in Tigress's bridge railings so far that Lieutenant-Commander Whitfield's ribs were fractured.[9]

In June, 1916, she moved to the Second Destroyer Flotilla, operating out of Devonport.

On 14 November, 1916, Lieutenant Commander Yorke's prompt actions in lifesaving efforts following a submarine attack on S.S. Idaho reflected great credit upon him.[10]

In August, 1917, Tigress was transferred to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was also part of Devonport's defensive force. In November, she left with Attack to join the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.

On 19 January, 1918, Tigress, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Bernard Newill and her sister ship Lizard were opposed the German-Turkish ships Breslau and Goeben in the Battle of Imbros, in which the British lost the monitors M.28 and Raglan to long range enemy fire before the enemy ships fell afoul a minefield. In January, 1919, she was one of eight destroyers ordered home from 5 D.F..

Tigress was reduced to a C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. Wireless Appendix, p. 6.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 387.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 121.
  10. Yorke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/260. f. 275.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 875.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398r.
  13. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  14. Hallett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/214. f. 281.
  15. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  16. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  17. Yorke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/260. f. 275.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398s.
  19. Yorke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/260. f. 275.
  20. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/280. f. 650.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398l.
  22. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/280. f. 650.
  23. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 920a'.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Goshawk Hind Hornet Hydra Defender
Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
  Lizard Phoenix Ferret Forester  
Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
  Acheron Ariel  
Parsons Specials
  Badger Beaver  
Firedrake/Yarrow Specials
  Firedrake Lurcher Oak  
Australian type
  Parramatta Warrego Yarra  
  Huon Swan Torrens  
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