H.M.S. Urchin (1917)

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H.M.S. Urchin (1917)
Pendant Number: F.95 (Jan 1917)
F.04 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: Mar 1916 (8th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 7 Jun, 1917[5]
Completed: Aug, 1917[6]
Sold: 7 Jan, 1930[7]

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

Service

In July, 1917, Urchin was ready for service and was assigned to the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla, assigned to the Grand Fleet.[8]

She was relegated to reduced Complement on 8 February, 1919[9] and in the March, 1919 fleet reorganization, Urchin was moved from the 13th to join the new incarnation of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla.

Urchin reduced to Reserve on 11 May, 1922.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 82.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 81-2.
  4. March. British Destroyers. p. 184.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 82.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 311.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 879.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 277.
  11. Bowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/144. f. 245.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398o.
  13. Bowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/144. f. 245.
  14. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  15. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 922a.
  16. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  17. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 879.
  19. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  20. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879.
  22. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.

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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