H.M.S. Usk (1903)

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H.M.S. Usk (1903)
Pendant Number: unknown[1]
Builder: Yarrow[2]
Ordered: 1901-02 Programme[3]
Laid down: 30 Jul, 1902[4]
Launched: 25 Jul, 1903[5]
Completed: Mar, 1904[6]
Commissioned: Mar, 1904[7]
Broken up: 1920[8]

H.M.S. Usk was one of the Royal Navy's thirty-six "River" class destroyers.

Service

In late 1905 she was in commission in reserve as part of the Sheerness-Chatham Reserve Division and listed as a tender to the Pembroke.[9]

In early 1907 she was in commission with a nucleus crew at Portsmouth and listed as a tender to the depot ship Hecla.[10]

In early 1910 she was a member of the Home Fleet's First Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

Usk paid off at Sheerness on 1 May, 1911 and entered dockyard hands. Her crew were sent to recommission her sister destroyer, Dee at Devonport.[12]

In mid-1913, Usk was in Hong Kong.[13]

Under Lieutenant-Commander Maxwell, Usk was amongst three "Rivers" employed in towing landing boats in to Anzac Cove at the Dardanelles.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  9. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 270b.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 270a.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 269.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 April, 1911. Issue 39573, col B, p. 15.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 388.
  14. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 78.
  15. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  16. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  17. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  18. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 239.
  19. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 388.
  20. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  21. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 388.
  23. Ryan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/160. f. 178.
  24. Ryan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/160. f. 178.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 389.
  26. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 388.
  28. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 388.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398t.
  31. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  32. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398u.
  34. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398p.
  35. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 923.
  37. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  38. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. ?.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1918). pp. 740-1.
  40. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.

Bibliography


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Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
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Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
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