H.M.S. Whiting (1896)

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H.M.S. Whiting (1896)
Pendant Number: unknown[1]
Builder: Palmer[2]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[3]
Laid down: 13 Apr, 1896[4]
Launched: 26 Aug, 1896[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1897[6]
Sold: 27 Nov, 1919[7]

H.M.S. Whiting was one of forty "C" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "30 knotter".

Service

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 Whiting was tender to Humber, her boilers had been re-tubed and her hull and machinery refitted in 1903.[8]

Whiting was placed in reserve at Hong Kong on 16 April, 1908 under the command of Lieutenant-Commander John Kiddle. He would incur the severe displeasure of the Commander-in-Chief when he grounded her later that year in Lyemun Passage.[9]

In mid-1913, she was still active on the China Station.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 94.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 58.
  8. Letter from Selborne to Noel dated 15 July 1904 contained in Noel Papers at the National Maritime Museum. (NOE/5/2).
  9. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 397.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 May, 1897. Issue 35200, col C, p. 6.
  12. 3rd of month indicated in "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 5 August, 1897. Issue 35274, col D, p. 11. The 10th of the month is indicated in his service record.
  13. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 314.
  15. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/259. f. 259.
  16. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 312.
  17. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/259. f. 259.
  18. Jellicoe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. p. 119/238.
  19. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/295. f. 331.
  20. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/295. f. 331.
  21. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  22. Thomas Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/272. f. 307.
  23. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  24. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  25. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  26. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 397.
  28. Fremantle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 441.
  29. Hartford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/80. f. 83.
  30. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  31. Hartford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/80. f. 83.
  32. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/221. f. 233.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 397.
  34. Neville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/221. f. 233.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 397 and January 1914 edition.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399i.
  37. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399i.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399i.
  39. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399i.
  40. Connolly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/54/8. f. 8.
  41. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399f.
  42. Ship's Log.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 943.

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