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''Eden'' departed Sheerness on 27 January, 1910 as part of a flotilla of seven for scout patrol exercises under the lead of the {UK-Patrol|f=tp}}.  Enduring bad weather throughout, they hove to in at Dover.  The weather worsened after 9pm and at 2am on the 29th, ''Eden'' tore free of her moorings.  She fired rockets and fired guns to alert others of her plight and was soon dashed on the rocks near a sea wall, illuminated by searchlights from {{UK-Albermarle}} and {{UK-Venus}}.  Commander [[Oliver Maurice Fitz-Gerald Stokes|Stokes]] saw that his crew were arranged on deck with lifebelts on as the coastguards fired lines by rockets from the seawall.  In a half-hour, all 53 aboard were safely ashore.  After lying at a 45° angle as the tide retreated, she was floated on 30 January.{{ToL|Destroyer Ashore at Dover|Saturday, January 29, 1910, Issue 39182, p.10}}{{ToL|The Eden Refloated|Monday, January 31, 1910, Issue 39183, p.17}}
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''Eden'' departed Sheerness on 27 January, 1910 as part of a flotilla of seven for scout patrol exercises under the lead of the {{UK-Patrol|f=tp}}.  Enduring bad weather throughout, they hove to in at Dover.  The weather worsened after 9pm and at 2am on the 29th, ''Eden'' tore free of her moorings.  She fired rockets and fired guns to alert others of her plight and was soon dashed on the rocks near a sea wall, illuminated by searchlights from {{UK-Albemarle}} and {{UK-Venus}}.  Commander [[Oliver Maurice Fitz-Gerald Stokes|Stokes]] saw that his crew were arranged on deck with lifebelts on as the coastguards fired lines by rockets from the seawall.  In a half-hour, all 53 aboard were safely ashore.  After lying at a 45° angle as the tide retreated, she was floated on 30 January.{{ToL|Destroyer Ashore at Dover|Saturday, January 29, 1910, Issue 39182, p.10}}{{ToL|The Eden Refloated|Monday, January 31, 1910, Issue 39183, p.17}}  The rest of the flotilla left for eight days of exercises as ''Eden'' was taken in hand for repairing her considerable damage.  Her repairs were completed by 5 July 1910.{{NMI|Wednesday, July 6, 1910, Issue 39317, p.9}}
  
 
''Eden'' completed a re-tubing refit on 11 April, 1913 and was re-commissioned at Haulbowline for service with the {{UK-DF|9}}, where she replaced the {{UK-Wear}}.<ref>"Naval And Military Intelligence." ''The Times'' (London, England), Saturday, Apr 12, 1913; pg. 13; Issue 40184.</ref>
 
''Eden'' completed a re-tubing refit on 11 April, 1913 and was re-commissioned at Haulbowline for service with the {{UK-DF|9}}, where she replaced the {{UK-Wear}}.<ref>"Naval And Military Intelligence." ''The Times'' (London, England), Saturday, Apr 12, 1913; pg. 13; Issue 40184.</ref>

Latest revision as of 11:49, 2 December 2019

H.M.S. Eden (1903)
Pendant Number: N.42 (1914)
D.17 (Sep 1915)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company[2]
Ordered: 1901-02 Programme[3]
Laid down: 12 Jun, 1902[4]
Launched: 13 Mar, 1903[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1904[6]
Collision: 18 Jun, 1916[7]
Fate: w/ S.S. France[8]

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

Service

Eden departed Sheerness on 27 January, 1910 as part of a flotilla of seven for scout patrol exercises under the lead of the scout cruiser H.M.S. Patrol. Enduring bad weather throughout, they hove to in at Dover. The weather worsened after 9pm and at 2am on the 29th, Eden tore free of her moorings. She fired rockets and fired guns to alert others of her plight and was soon dashed on the rocks near a sea wall, illuminated by searchlights from Albemarle and Venus. Commander Stokes saw that his crew were arranged on deck with lifebelts on as the coastguards fired lines by rockets from the seawall. In a half-hour, all 53 aboard were safely ashore. After lying at a 45° angle as the tide retreated, she was floated on 30 January.[9][10] The rest of the flotilla left for eight days of exercises as Eden was taken in hand for repairing her considerable damage. Her repairs were completed by 5 July 1910.[11]

Eden completed a re-tubing refit on 11 April, 1913 and was re-commissioned at Haulbowline for service with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, where she replaced the Wear.[12]

In March, 1915, she moved to join the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, a Patrol Flotilla in Home and Atlantic Waters. She stayed only until August, when she transferred to the Portsmouth Local Defence Flotilla.

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. 99.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 99.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 59.
  9. "Destroyer Ashore at Dover." The Times (London, England), Saturday, January 29, 1910, Issue 39182, p.10.
  10. "The Eden Refloated." The Times (London, England), Monday, January 31, 1910, Issue 39183, p.17.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, July 6, 1910, Issue 39317, p.9.
  12. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 12, 1913; pg. 13; Issue 40184.
  13. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 27 August, 1904. Issue 37484, col C, p. 4.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 305.
  16. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 305.
  17. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  18. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  19. Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/348. f. 393.
  20. Collins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/348. f. 393.
  21. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 306.
  23. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  24. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 5 July, 1910. Issue 39316, col C, p. 9.
  25. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  26. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  27. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  28. Littledale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/123. f. 328.
  29. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 306.
  31. Hudson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/49. f. ?.
  32. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. Unnumbered folio.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 306.
  34. Schurr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/191. Unnumbered folio.
  35. Power Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 501.
  36. Power Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 501.
  37. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393p.
  39. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  40. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 254.

Bibliography


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Erne Ettrick Exe Ribble Teviot
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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  Rother Stour Test  
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