This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionized the way war was fought at sea with new armaments and a great improvement on earlier designs.
Author: Jim Crossley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionized the way war was fought at sea with new armaments and a great improvement on earlier designs. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918, destroyers evolved radically from 27-knot, 250-ton ships into 35-knot, 1,530-ton ships. All these ships were involved in some form during World War I; the smaller, original destroyers in an auxiliary support role and the newer, larger destroyers at some of the greatest sea battles of the war. This account highlights the role the destroyers played in the North Sea during the crucial battles to control the Heliogoland Bight, as well as the major fleet action at the battle of Jutland in 1916. Complete with a detailed description of the technical evolution of each class of destroyer from the 27-knotters to the Tribal and Marksman classes, Jim Crossley offers a complete overview of the vessels that helped to maintain Britain's naval supremacy.
The development of the torpedo-boat destroyer has long been associated with
Rear Admiral John Fisher's inspiration as Admiralty Controller (1892–96) and his
collaboration with the torpedo-craft firm of Alfred Yarrow and the Director of Naval
Author: Shawn T. Grimes
Publisher: Boydell Press
Overturns existing thinking to show that the Royal Navy engaged professionally in war planning in the years before the First World War.
... Gunboat Battleship Hired trawler Destroyer Hired drifter Hired trawler Sloop
Hired drifter Destroyer Fleet messenger Tug Type Destroyer Hired ... 75 Torpedo
boat 8 August 1892 Torpedo boat 18 April 1906 Torpedo boat 25 April 1918 TB .
Author: David Hepper
Publisher: Chatham Pub
A chronological listing of all British naval vessels lost through accident or enemy action from 1860 to the end of the First World War, with full descriptions of the circumstances. A sequel to David Hepper's highly valuable British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, which is now the standard reference on the subject, this volume carries the coverage forward from the first ironclad to the end of the First World War. All losses down to the smallest vessels are included, whether caused by accident, stress of weather or enemy action, and full details of the circumstances are given, based on courts of enquiry, senior officers' reports and other primary source material. Many incidents in this volume have never previously been studied in any depth, including scores of sinkings during the First World War, so the book represents a real and substantial contribution to the subject. But it is more than a bald recitation of facts, with highly readable entries containing fascinating and little-known details. There is also a representative selection of photographs showing the variety of fates suffered by warships in this era. The organization is basically chronological, but there are full indexes by ship name, by commanding officer and by ship type, making thematic research that much easier. In summary, the book is an important new source of reference for the naval history of this period.
Author: United States. Navy DepartmentPublish On: 1938
Destroyer No. 386 ( also Destroyer No. 185 and Torpedo Boat No. 24 ) -BAGLEY
- named in memory of Ensign Worth Bagley ... During the World War period he
was in command of the Texas and after the war in 1918 returned again to duty as
... American battleship detachment sent abroad to work with the British Grand
Fleet he received the distinguished service ... of Port Royal ; was in the West Gulf
Blockading Squadron 1863–65 ; in command of the North Atlantic Station 1892-
Destroyer No. 386 ( also Destroyer No. 185 and Torpedo Boat No. 24 ) —
BAGLEY - named in memory of Ensign Worth ... During the World War period he
was in command of the Texas and after the war in 1918 returned again to duty as
... of the American battleship detachment sent abroad to work with the British
Grand Fleet he received the distinguished service ... of Port Royal ; was in the
West Gulf Blockading Squadron 1863–65 ; in command of the North Atlantic
Station 1892–93 .
The Story of the Japanese Campaign in British Malaya ( London , 1946 ) .
Grenfell , Captain ... Higham , Robin : Armed Forces in Peacetime , Britain , 1918
– 1940 , a case study ( London , 1962 ) . Hough ... March , Edgar J . : British Destroyers . A History of Development , 1892 – 1953 ( London , 1966 ) . Marder ,
Arthur J ...
... the Balkan peninsula ( 1892 - 1918 ) , 154 - 5 , 173 Bowalar ( Bowalor ) , 82 ,
119 Boyle , Captain W . H . D . ( British Naval ... 219 negotiations with Austria ,
238 enters war , 255 capitulation of , 326 Bulldog ( British destroyer , for details
Author: Navy Records Society (Great Britain)Publish On: 1987
Navy Records Society (Great Britain) Paul G. Halpern ... I went out in a destroyer
the other day to have a look at them and I fully realised what a very small chance
one has of catching a ... M . P . ( Unionist ) , Dublin University , 1892 - 1918 ;
Duncairn Division , Belfast , 1918 - 21 ; Solicitor - General , 1900 - 6 ; Attorney ...
Author: Navy Records Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company
This volume needs to be read in conjunction with NRS Volume 115 Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-1914. The Mediterranean was a secondary theatre for the Royal Navy and the ships tended to be ageing and retired from fleet duty. France assumed the major responsibility, along with Italy but the Royal Navy retained a strong presence and performed vital functions. Most operations have attracted less attention than Jutland, the Falklands or the Battle of the Atlantic but Gibraltar and Malta remained important bases, the Suez Canal had to be defended, there was a mine barrage in the Otranto Straits, and the Navy supported the Army at the Dardanelles, Salonika and in the Middle East, while there was latterly much convoy work. The sources include the main war history collection of Admiralty papers (The National Archive: PRO ADM 137) and the private papers of senior commanders such as Howard Kelly, Limpus and de Robeck.
Edgar J . Marsh , British Destroyers , 1892 – 1953 ( London : Seeley , Service &
Co . , 1966 ) , is a mine of technical information on ... For the British , see Owen
Thetford , Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918 ( London : Putnam , 1988 ) .
Author: Theodore A. Wilson
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
"Readers may be astonished at how much scholarly digging and the release of once-secret information have transformed the history of this campaign. At times it seems like a whole new war". -- New York Times Book Review.
... Admiral Sir Reginald, 7 Baden (German battleship), 83 Badger, H.M.S. ( destroyer), 77 Baillie-Grohman, Captain H. T., 140 Baird, Captain G. H., ... 131,
139, 145, 154, 168 sinking of, 130, 149-51, 160, 162, 181 Black Book, Admiralty,
86 Black Sea, British units in, 1920. ... 83, 135-6 German Navy surrenders to, 1918...82-3, III Jutland, his part in, 71-3, 74-5, 77, 125 Scandinavian Convoy and,
82 Beatty, ...
Photographic Records of the B . C . F . August 1914 - December 1916 . - A Naval
Lieutenant 1914 - 1918 . ... Navy Records Society , London , 1970 . March ,
Edgar J . British Destroyers 1892 – 1953 . Seeley Service , London , 1966 .
Volume V: Victory and Aftermath January 1918-June 1919 Arthur J Marder.
Lumby, E. W. R. (ed.), Papers Relating to ... March, Edgar J., British Destroyers, 1892–1953 (London, Seeley Service, 1966). A veritable encyclopedia and the
Author: Arthur J Marder
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise, as he is beyond cavil.' The five volumes were subtitled The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 and they are still, despite recent major contributions from Robert Massie and Andrew Gordan, regarded by many as the definitive history of naval events leading up to and including the Great War. This last volume describes the Royal Navy's final triumph. The convoy system brought rewards and the US Navy arrived in European waters. The striking 1918 raid on Zeebrugge was a big morale booster, and in November 1918 Beatty received the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. In June the following year the Germand scuttled their fleet at Scapa Flow and so came to an end a major era in naval history. A new introduction by Barry Gough, the distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, assesses the importance of Marder's work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era. This new paperback edition will bring a truly great work to a new generation of historians and general readers.
11, 1918. Commissioned regular service May 30, 1918. To IT. S. S. Rhode Island
June 8, 1918, Engineering- Officer. Naval Gun Factory ... Sept., 1918. To Destroyer Maury. ... To English Yard H. M. S. Catania. ... 22, 1892, Menominee.
1894 April 1893 Nov. 1892 May 1893 April 1892 April 1892 Oct. 1898 Sept. ... 1918 DESTROYERS Racoon Narbrough Opal Boxer 913 1,010 1,000 280 15
Feb. 1910 2 March 1916 ... Sunk by collision in English Channel . Sunk in
collision in ...
Son of Hugh and Lettie McGaan ; wife , Anna Johnson McGaan ; born Oct . 7 , 1892 , at Altona , Ill . Entered service at ... 25 , 1918 , on Otranto , wrecked off
coast of Scotland Oct . 6 , picked up by British Destroyer and taken to Belfast ; in ...
Cruiser of 1892 . Sold in 1914 . 4 . Cruiser of 1940 . Broken up in 1950 . NORTH
AFRICA 1942 ARCTIC 1942 - 43 SALERNO 1943 ATLANTIC 1943 BISCAY 1943
NORMANDY 1944 SCYTHE Destroyer of 1918 . Sold in 1931 . SCYTHIAN An ...
May 1918 ; C - in - C Home Forces , 1918 – 19 ; C - in - C British Army on the
Rhine , 1919 – 20 ; Field Marshal , 1920 . ... MP ( C . U . ) Dublin University , 1892
- 1918 ; Duncairn div . , Belfast , 1918 – 21 ; Attorney - General , 1915 ; First Lord
of the Admiralty , Dec . ... Director of Torpedo Division of Naval Staff , 1920 - 22 ;
commanded Destroyer Flotillas , Atlantic Fleet , 1922 – 23 ; Assistant Chief of
As compared with Sims ' s 79 destroyers in the Atlantic , the British had 100 . The
American ... In 1892 the War Department established a balloon section in the
Signal Corps , and at least one balloon was used in the war with Spain . After the
Author: Thomas Harry Williams
Publisher: New York : Knopf
Category: United States
A military history of the United States through World War I. Includes the political, social, and economic aspects of war.