H.M.S. Torrid (1917)

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H.M.S. Torrid (1917)
Pendant Number: F.75 (Jan 1917)
F.80 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Swan Hunter[2]
Ordered: Mar 1916 (8th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 10 Feb, 1917[5]
Completed: May, 1917[6]
Handed over: 27 Jan, 1937[7]
Fate: Wrecked 16 Mar 1937

H.M.S. Torrid was one of sixty-two "R" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1916-17.

Service

Torrid joined the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla upon her commissioning in May, 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Ernest Walter Kirkby. She operated with the flotilla under his direction as part of the Harwich Force through the end of the war until it was disbanded in February, 1919, at which time Torrid was placed in reserve at Devonport.

She completed to reduced Crew on 20 October, 1919.[8]

She was commissioned at Devonport with Reserve Crew on 12 November, 1925.[9]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 February, 1927 for work the the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla.[10] By mid-1931, this was called the First Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland.[11]

After many years of continuous operation with the Anti-Submarine Flotilla out of Portland and a brief stint as Local Defence destroyers based on Alexandria, Thruster, Rowena and Torrid paid off into Reserve at The Nore on 11 June, 1936.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  4. March. British Destroyers. p. 184.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 310.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 275a.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 275a.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 275.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 275.
  12. "Destroyer Changes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 30, 1936; pg. 8; Issue 47388.
  13. Kirkby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/87. f. 216.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 921.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1920). p. 876.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 876.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 275.
  18. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 27, 1927; pg. 24; Issue 44644.
  19. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Mar 05, 1928; pg. 20; Issue 44833.
  20. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 25, 1928; pg. 10; Issue 44954.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 275.
  22. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Nov 25, 1929; pg. 7; Issue 45369.
  23. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 03, 1929; pg. 25; Issue 45376.
  24. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 11, 1930; pg. 25; Issue 45667.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 275.
  26. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 04, 1931; pg. 22; Issue 45866.
  27. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 04, 1931; pg. 22; Issue 45866.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 278.
  29. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jun 15, 1933; pg. 20; Issue 46471.
  30. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 29, 1934; pg. 21; Issue 46897.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 280.
  32. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 29, 1936; pg. 20; Issue 47387.
  33. "Destroyer Changes." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 30, 1936; pg. 8; Issue 47388.

Bibliography


"R" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Radstock Raider Romola Rowena Restless
Rigorous Rocket Rob Roy Redgauntlet Redoubt
Recruit Sturgeon Sceptre Salmon Sylph
Sarpedon Sable Setter Sorceress Satyr
Sharpshooter Simoom Skate Starfish Stork
Skilful Springbok Tancred Tarpon Telemachus
Tempest Tetrarch Tenacious Thisbe Thruster
  Tormentor Tornado Torrent Torrid  
Thornycroft Specials
Rosalind Radiant Retriever Taurus Teazer
Yarrow Specials
Sabrina Strongbow Surprise Sybille Truculent
  Tyrant Ulleswater  
Modified "R" Class
Ulster Undine Tower Trenchant Tristram
  Tirade Ursula Ulysses  
  Umpire Urchin Ursa  
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