H.M.S. Blackwater (1903)

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H.M.S. Blackwater (1903)
Builder: Laird[1]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[2]
Laid down: 27 Aug, 1902[3]
Launched: 25 Jul, 1903[4]
Commissioned: Mar, 1904[5]
Collision: 6 Apr, 1909[6]
Fate: w/ merchantman

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

Service

In late 1905, she was one of eight destroyers in the Third Division of the Channel Fleet's Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

Blackwater was lost off Dungeness in collision with a steamer named Hero. The crew of the steamer said it had fallen in with the flotilla in the Channel and that Blackwater tried to cross her bows and was hit in her starboard quarter.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  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. March. British Destroyers. p. 82.
  7. The Navy List. (November, 1905). pp. 267, 269.
  8. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 09, 1909; pg. 5; Issue 38929.
  9. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 157.
  10. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 249.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, December 24, 1904, Issue 37586, p.4.
  12. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  13. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 284.
  14. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/57. f. 65.
  15. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  16. Tibbits Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/243. f. 268.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 284.
  18. Cameron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/409. f. 453.
  19. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/422. f. 469.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 284.
  21. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/422. f. 469.

Bibliography

  • "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 09, 1909; pg. 5; Issue 38929.


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