H.M.S. Wear (1905)

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H.M.S. Wear (1905)
Pendant Number: N.92 (1914)
none (Sep 1915)[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 7 Mar, 1904[4]
Launched: 21 Jan, 1905[5]
Completed: Aug, 1905[6]
Commissioned: Aug, 1905[7]
Broken up: 1919[8]

H.M.S. Wear was one of 36 destroyers of the "River" class.

Service

In mid-1913, at Haulbowline.[9]

While under the command of Captain Metcalfe on 8 March, 1915, Wear sped to the scene of Bouvet's explosion and rescued 66 men from the water while under fire from shore batteries. That same evening, she provided the same service for Irresistible, rescuing more than 600 from the listing battleship.[10]

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. 100.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 397.
  10. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 77.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 397.
  12. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  13. James Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 32.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 397.
  15. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  17. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  18. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  19. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  20. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 397.
  22. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 397.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399i.
  25. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  26. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  27. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  28. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399f.
  29. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/48. f. 47.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399f.
  31. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/48. f. 47.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 942.

Bibliography


River Class Destroyer
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Usk Derwent Eden Foyle Itchen
Kennet Jed Welland Cherwell Dee
Arun Blackwater Waveney Chelmer Colne
Gala Garry Ness Nith Swale
Ure Wear Liffey Moy Ouse
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