H.M.S. Ure (1904)

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H.M.S. Ure (1904)
Pendant Number: N.12 (1914)
D.34 (Sep 1915)
D.91 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Mar, 1904[4]
Launched: 25 Oct, 1904[5]
Completed: Jun, 1905[6]
Commissioned: Jun, 1905[7]
Broken up: 1919[8]

H.M.S. Ure was one of the Royal Navy's thirty-six "River" class destroyers.

Service

Ure 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.[9]

She and Kestrel arrived at Sheerness with ten torpedo boats on 13 July, 1905.[10]

On 14 January 1907, she and seven other "River" and "30 knotter" T.B.D.s. of the Second Destroyer Flotilla arrived in Portsmouth from Sheerness.[11] Is this year correct?

In February 1908 Ure was one of seven "Rivers" of the Nore Destroyer Flotilla taken into Sheerness Dockyard for refitting, during which time three 12-pdr guns were mounted in lieu of five 6-pdrs, which were deemed too light to be useful.[12]

In April, 1908, she was one of ten Rivers expected to arrive at Portsmouth in order to have H.M.S. Vernon install wireless telegraphy equipment in them.[13]

Ure was detached from the Eastern Destroyer Group at Harwich as part of one of two divisions of "River" class destroyers sent on 2 June 1908 to escort the King and Queen on a visit to Russia. The muscle in this escort was to be the cruisers Natal, Cochrane, Minotaur and Achilles.[14]

In mid-1913, with Ninth Destroyer Flotilla — a patrol flotilla.[15]

On 2 February, 1914, she was one of five Rivers of the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla paid off at Sheerness and Chatham, immediately recommissioning with new crews.[16]

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. 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. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 304.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  8. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 100.
  9. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 03, 1905; pg. 12; Issue 37749.
  10. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 14, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37759.
  11. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jan 09, 1914; pg. 4; Issue 40416.
  12. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 03, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38559.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 11, 1908; pg. 8; Issue 38618.
  14. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jun 01, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38661.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 388.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 03, 1914; pg. 10; Issue 40437.
  17. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  18. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  19. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  20. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  21. Buchanan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/4. f. 4.
  22. Buchanan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/4. f. 4.
  23. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  24. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  25. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  26. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 388.
  28. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  29. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  30. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 388.
  32. Prentis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/118. f. 130.
  33. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 388.
  35. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  36. Denny Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 284.
  37. Denny Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 284.
  38. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 388.
  39. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 388.
  40. Amedroz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/105. f. 310.
  41. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  42. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 388.
  44. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398t.
  45. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 334.
  46. Graham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 334.
  47. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398u.
  48. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  49. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/124. f. 528.
  50. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  51. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398p.
  52. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  53. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.

Bibliography


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