H.M.S. Rowena (1916)

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H.M.S. Rowena (1916)
Pendant Number: G.81 (Jan 1917)
G.90 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Jul 1915 (6th Order)[3][4]
Launched: 1 Jul, 1916[5]
Completed: Sep, 1916[6]
Handed over: 21 Jul, 1937[7]

H.M.S. Rowena was one of sixty-two "R" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1916-17.

Service

Rowena was assigned to the Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla in October, 1916, as it was still building up to strength.[8]

Reduced to reserve at Devonport on 16 October, 1919.[9]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 27 April, 1920.[10]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 8 March, 1922.[11]

Paid off into Dockyard Control at Rosyth on 19 June, 1925.[12]

Re-commissioned on 1 July 1926 for service with the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

It is not clear whether Crohan actually got a chance to command her, given the dates.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 70.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  4. March. British Destroyers. p. 184.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 81.
  6. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 310.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 69.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 857.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 857.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 265a.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 265a.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 268.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 898.
  15. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 898.
  17. Bignell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/117. f. 521.
  18. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  20. Holt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/179. f. 240.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 265.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 266.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 268.

Bibliography


"R" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Radstock Raider Romola Rowena Restless
Rigorous Rocket Rob Roy Redgauntlet Redoubt
Recruit Sturgeon Sceptre Salmon Sylph
Sarpedon Sable Setter Sorceress Satyr
Sharpshooter Simoom Skate Starfish Stork
Skilful Springbok Tancred Tarpon Telemachus
Tempest Tetrarch Tenacious Thisbe Thruster
  Tormentor Tornado Torrent Torrid  
Thornycroft Specials
Rosalind Radiant Retriever Taurus Teazer
Yarrow Specials
Sabrina Strongbow Surprise Sybille Truculent
  Tyrant Ulleswater  
Modified "R" Class
Ulster Undine Tower Trenchant Tristram
  Tirade Ursula Ulysses  
  Umpire Urchin Ursa  
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