H.M.S. Vehement (1917)

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H.M.S. Vehement (1917)
Pendant Number: F.1A (1917)
F.12 (Jan 1918)
H.2A (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 6 Jul, 1917[3]
Completed: Oct, 1917[4]
Mined: 1 Aug, 1918[5]

H.M.S. Vehement was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

In October, 1917, Vehement joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

In June 1918, she transferred to the Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla, operating out of the Humber.[7]

She and Ariel were lost to mines on the night of 1 August, 1918. Vehement's captain, Lieutenant in Command Vernon Hammersley-Heenan, was blown 400 yards from the vessel by the blast but survived with moderate injuries.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1917). p. 12.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1918). p. 15.
  8. Preston. V and W Class Destroyers 1914–1945. p. 26.
  9. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  10. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398q.
  12. Hammersley-Heenan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/289. ff. 303, 304.

Bibliography


"V" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Vancouver Vanessa Vanity Vanquisher Vanoc
Vega Velox Vehement Venturous Vendetta
Venetia Verdun Versatile Verulam Vesper
  Vidette Violent Vimiera Vittoria  
  Vivacious Vivien Vortigern Vectis  
Thornycroft Specials
  Viceroy Viscount  
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