H.M.S. Hornet (1893)

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H.M.S. Hornet (1893)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 1892[2]
Laid down: Jul, 1892[3]
Launched: 23 Dec, 1893[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1894[5]
Broken up: 1909[6]

H.M.S. Hornet was one of forty-two "A" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy — a "26 knotter".

Like many of the "A" class boats, she was broken up before the war.

Service

Hornet was one of seventeen destroyers of the Reserve Division which left Sheerness on 1 July, 1905 for Spithead under the overall command of Commander R. G. Gregory in H.M.S. Spitfire.[7]

She and sixteen other destroyers of the Reserve Division arrived at Sheerness on 13 July 1905 and proceeded to Chatham.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 90.
  7. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  8. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  9. Torlesse Service Record. The National Archives. D7579004 ADM 196/39/547. f. 1312.
  10. Torlesse Service Record. The National Archives. D7579004 ADM 196/39/547. f. 1312.
  11. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 23 September, 1897. Issue 35316, col C, p. 8.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 258.
  14. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  15. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 271.
  16. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  17. Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 328.
  19. Curtis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/262. f. 262.
  20. Curtis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/262. f. 262.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 328.

Bibliography


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