H.M.S. Virago (1895)

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H.M.S. Virago (1895)
Pendant Number: unknown[1]
Builder: Laird[2]
Ordered: 1894-95 Programme[3]
Laid down: 13 Jun, 1895[4]
Launched: 19 Nov, 1895[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1897[6]
Broken up: 1919[7]

H.M.S. Virago was one of twenty-four "B" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

In August, 1897, the new destroyer was sent out to join the Pacific Station, but was presently re-allocated to the China Station.[8]

In July, 1904, complaints from Vice-Admiral Noel of the China Station about the condition of his T.B.s and T.B.D.s prompted a review of his assets by First Lord of the Admiralty Selborne. Within, it was noted that Virago's boiler tubes were at the end of life expectancy and that they should be re-tubed right away, work to be completed by November.[9]

In mid-1913, she was still on the China Station,[10] but by February 1914, she was one of 24 ships listed for sale.[11] However, this did not occur until 1919.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200.
  9. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 05, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40439.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 09, 1919; pg. 15; Issue 42200.
  13. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Aug 09, 1899; pg. 4; Issue 35903.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 310.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 312.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jan 01, 1903; pg. 4; Issue 36966.
  18. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  19. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  20. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 394a.
  22. Gregory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/53. f. 61.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 394a.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 394a.
  25. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  26. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  27. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  28. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  29. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  30. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  31. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  32. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 394a.
  34. Boddam-Whetham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/272. ff. 225, 306.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399b.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399c.
  37. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  38. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399c.
  40. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399.
  41. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 936.

Bibliography


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