H.M.S. Wahine (1912)

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H.M.S. Wahine (1912)
Pendant Number: Y4.51
N.5A (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Yard Number: 971[3]
Launched: 25 Nov, 1912[4]
Commissioned: 12 Jul, 1915[5]
Returned: 17 Feb, 1920[6]
Fate: to civil use

H.M.S. Wahine was a passenger and cargo liner taken up for service as a minelayer in the Royal Navy.

Service

In October, 1915, she began work as a fleet messenger between Malta and Mudros. In May, 1916, she was converted to a minelayer.[7] She was first listed in the Navy List in this role in August, 1916.[8]

She carried out seventy-six missions, first on the Dover Barrage and later in the Helgoland Bight, operating out of Immingham.[9] She last appeared in the Navy List in March, 1919.[10]

Armament

Guns

Her guns were as follows.[11]

  • two 14-pdrs (Turkish)
  • two 6-pdr H.A.

Mines

  • 160 H.2 or Mark VIII sinker mines[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  2. POHeritage.com.
  3. POHeritage.com.
  4. POHeritage.com.
  5. POHeritage.com.
  6. POHeritage.com.
  7. POHeritage.com.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (August, 1916). p. 14.
  9. POHeritage.com.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 12.
  11. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. p. 12, Plate 7.
  13. Smyth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/287. ff. 227, 287.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 402.
  15. Smyth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/287. ff. 227, 287.
  16. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 1009.
  18. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.

Bibliography


Minelayer H.M.S. Wahine