H.M.S. Wolverine (1910)

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H.M.S. Wolverine (1910)
Pendant Number: H.18 (1917)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 15 Jan, 1910[4]
Completed: Sep, 1910[5]
Collision: 12 Dec, 1917[6]
Fate: w/sloop Rosemary[7]

H.M.S. Wolverine was one of sixteen destroyers of the Beagle class. She was lost in a collision in December, 1917.

A later H.M.S. Wolverine was launched in 1919.

Service

In mid-1913, active with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

On 28 April, 1915, as Wolverine was working as a high speed minesweeper in the Dardanelles area, Commander Osmond J. Prentis was killed by a shell which struck her bridge.[9] He was succeeded in command by Lieutenant-Commander Adrian St. Vincent Keyes, who would continue to lead Wolverine in vital support workj on the left side of operational area.

At Suvla Bay on 6-7 August, 1915, Wolverine worked with five other Beagles and Arno to tow troop barges in.[10]

Two men died when she sank after a collision off Northwest Ireland.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 101.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 397a.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  10. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  11. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 433.
  12. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  13. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  14. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397a.
  16. Preston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/79. f. 79.
  17. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 397a.
  19. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  20. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399h.
  22. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  23. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399k.
  25. Keyes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/75. f. 280.
  26. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399j.
  28. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  29. Cavaye Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/100. f. 99.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399g.
  31. Cavaye Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/100. f. 99.
  32. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 112.

Bibliography


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