H.M.S. Viking (1909)

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H.M.S. Viking (1909)
Pendant Number: H.90 (1914)
D.09 (Sep 1915)
D.93 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1907-08 Programme[3]
Launched: 14 Sep, 1909[4]
Completed: Jun, 1910[5]
Sold: 1919[6]

H.M.S. Viking was one of twelve destroyers of the "Tribal" class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

While part of the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, the ship was one of four of her class undergoing refit in Chatham Royal Dockyard until 8 July, 1914.[8]

On 4 March, 1915, under Commander Evans, Viking sighted U 8 on the surface in foggy condition in the Dover Strait, opening fire at 1,000 yards and forcing a dive. Nine other destroyers joined in as Viking used sweeping gear on the sea bed, firing one against a periscope, but without effect. An hour later, Maori and Ghurka joined in, blowing the submarine to the surface and taking 28 prisoners.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 84.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 72.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  8. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 88 of 3 July 1914.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 101.
  10. Brocklebank Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/390. f. 431.
  11. Brocklebank Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/390. f. 431.
  12. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1914). p. 393.
  14. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1914). p. 394.
  16. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  17. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  19. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  20. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  21. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  22. Gilbertson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/46. f. 51.
  23. Oliphant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/83. f. 83.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399c.
  25. Oliphant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/83. f. 83.
  26. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  27. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399c.

Bibliography


Tribal Class Destroyer
Afridi Cossack Ghurka Mohawk Tartar
  Amazon Saracen Crusader Maori  
  Nubian Viking Zulu Zubian  
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