RN Destroyer Classes: M or Admiralty Class: plus Arno

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RN Destroyer Classes: M or Admiralty Class: plus Arno

Postby Centurian on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:33 pm

Admiralty M class 1914–1917 plus Arno type 1914, ex-Portuguese purchase

The Admiralty M class, consisted of 85 destroyers built for the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I, and built to an identical, Admiralty approved design. Another 25 ships of the class were built to variations of the original pattern by the three shipbuilders of Hawthorn Leslies, Yarrows & Thornycroft.

All ships had three identical narrow round funnels. The first 6 were ordered under the 1913-14 Naval Programme, being smaller in size than the rest, along with 3 already under construction at Yarrows, 2 each from Thornycrofts and Hawthorns to their individual designs. [See other listings]

The following two were built by Palmers, Hebburn on Tyne
HMS Murray completed December 1914
HMS Myngs completed February 1915

From Swan Hunters Wigham Richardson Yard, Tyne

HMS Matchless was completed December 1914.

The following 3 from John Brown & Company, Clydebank,

HMS Milne completed December 1914
HMS Morris, completed December 1914
HMS Moorsom completed February 1915

3 further ships were projected under the 1914-15 Naval Programme named Marksman, Menace and Monitor were cancelled as Marksmen class leader ships were ordered instead; however these three ships were cancelled before being contracted to any specific builder, in favour of two Marksman-class leaders. HMS’s Partridge, Norman, Maenad, Ophelia and Observer were later fitted to carry a kite balloon.

Builds completed during wartime had funnel heights raised compared with the pre-war ships and the second 4 in gun was mounted on a bandstand just like earlier L-classes

Sixteen vessels were ordered in September 1914; 9 early November 1914; 22 ordered in late November 1914: 16 further vessels were ordered in February 1915: 16 more vessels ordered in May 1915: There were also more Thornycroft M class, and Yarrow M class, and the.Repeat class subgroup ordered with raked sterns and flared bows;

Those built by Hawthorn Leslies, Hebburn, Tyne

HMS Pigeon, begun 14 July 1915, launched 3 March 1916, and completed 2 June 1916.
HMS Plover, begun 30 July 1915, launched 3 March 1916, and completed 30 June 1916.

Those built by Swan Hunter Wigham, Tyne

HMS Marmion, launched 28 May 1915. Sunk after collision with HMS Tirade on 21 October 1917 off Lerwick.
HMS Martial, begun October 1914, launched 1 July 1915, and completed October 1915.
HMS Mary Rose, launched 8 October 1915. Sunk on 17 October 1917 by German cruisers SMS Brummer and SMS Bremse off the Norwegian coast.
HMS Menace, begun September 1914, launched 9 November 1915, and completed April 1916.
HMS Nessus, launched 24 August 1915. Sunk after colliding with HMS Amphitrite in the North Sea on 8 September 1918.
HMS Nestor, launched 22 December 1915. Sunk on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland.
HMS Partridge, launched 4 March 1916. Sunk on 12 December 1917 by gunfire from the German destroyers g_101, G-103, G-104, and V106 off Norwegian coast.
HMS Pasley, begun July 1915, launched 15 April 1916, and completed July 1916.

Those built by Palmers, Tyne.

HMS Nonsuch, launched 7 December 1915, and completed February 1916.
HMS Negro, launched 8 March 1915. She was sunk after colliding with HMS Hoste in the North Sea on 21 December 1916; depth charges on HMS Hoste exploded and blew out the HMS Negro's hull plating.
HMS Norman, launched 20 March 1916 and completed August 1916.
HMS Northesk, launched 5 July 1916 and completed October 1916.
HMS North Star, launched 9 November 1916. Sunk on 23 April 1918 at Zeebrugge.
HMS Nugent, launched 23 January 1917 and completed April 1917.
HMS Oriole, launched 31 July 1916, and completed November 1916.
HMS Osiris, launched 28 September 1916, and completed December 1916.



Those built by J Brown

HMS Mons, begun 30 September 1914, launched 1 May 1915, and completed July 1915.
HMS Marne, begun 30 September 1913, launched 29 May 1915, and completed August 1916.
HMS Mameluke, begun 23 December 1914, launched 14 August 1915, and completed October 1915.
HMS Ossory, begun 23 December 1914, launched 9 October 1915, and completed November 1915.
HMS Napier, begun 24 March 1915, launched 27 November 1915, and completed January 1916.
HMS Narborough, launched 2 March 1916. Wrecked off Scapa Flow (with HMS Opal) on 12 January 1918 with loss of all hands.
HMS Penn, begun 9 June 1915, launched 8 April 1916, and completed May 1916.
HMS Peregrine, begun 9 June 1915, launched 29 May 1916, and completed July 1916.

Those built by J Thornycroft Wooston.

HMS Michael, begun October 1914, launched 19 May 1915, and completed August 1915.
HMS Milbrook, begun November 1914, launched 12 July 1915, and completed October 1915.
HMS Minion, begun November 1914, launched 11 September 1915, and completed November 1915.
HMS Munster, begun November 1914, launched 24 November 1915, and completed January 1916.
HMS Nepean, begun February 1915, launched 22 January 1916, and completed March 1916.
HMS Nereus, begun March 1915, launched 24 February 1916, and completed May 1916.

Those built by Denny, Dumbarton.

HMS Mystic, begun 27 October 1914, launched 20 June 1915, and completed 11 November 1915.
HMS Maenad, begun 10 November 1914, launched 10 August 1915, and completed 12 November 1915.
HMS Marvel, begun 11 January 1915, launched 7 October 1915, and completed 28 December 1915.
HMS Narwhal, begun 21 April 1915, launched 30 December 1915, and completed 3 March 1916. Collided with another vessel in 1919 and broken up in 1920.
HMS Nicator, begun 21 April 1915, launched 3 February 1916, and completed 15 April 1916.
HMS Petard, begun 5 July 1915, launched 24 March 1916, and completed 23 May 1916.
HMS Peyton, begun 12 July 1915, launched 2 May 1916, and completed 29 June 1916.

Those built by White, Cowes.

HMS Magic, begun 1 January 1915, launched 10 September 1915, and completed 8 January 1916.
HMS Moresby, begun 14 January 1915, launched 20 November 1915, and completed 7 April 1916.
HMS Medina, begun 23 September 1915, launched 8 March 1916, and completed 30 June 1916.
HMS Medway, begun 2 November 1915, launched 19 April 1916, and completed 2 August 1916.

Those built by Fairfield, Govan.

HMS Mandate, launched 27 April 1915, and completed 13 August 1915.
HMS Manners, launched 15 June 1915, and completed 21 September 1915.
HMS Mindful, launched 24 August 1915, and completed 10 November 1915.
HMS Mischief, launched 12 October 1915, and completed 16 December 1915.
HMS Onslaught, launched 4 December 1915 and completed 3 March 1916. Some sources claimed that she torpedoed and sank the pre-dreadnought battleship SMS Pommern, while others claimed that HMS Faulknor sank her.[needs clarification]
HMS Onslow, launched 15 February 1916 and completed 15 April 1916.
HMS Orcadia, launched 26 July 1916, and completed 29 September 1916.
HMS Oriana, launched 23 September 1916, and completed 4 November 1916.
HMS Observer, launched 1 May 1916, and completed 15 June 1916.
HMS Offa, launched 7 June 1916, and completed 31 July 1916.
HMS Pheasant, launched 23 October 1916. Mined on 1 March 1917 off the Orkneys
HMS Phoebe, launched 20 November 1916, and completed 28 December 1916.
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Those by A. Stephen Linthouse,

HMS Nomad, launched 7 February 1916. Sunk on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland.
HMS Nizam, begun 11 February 1915, launched 6 April 1916, and then completed by Beardmore 29 June 1916.
HMS Nonpareil, begun 24 February 1915, launched May 16, 1916, and completed 28 June 1916.
HMS Prince, begun 27 July 1915, launched 26 July 1916, and completed 21 September 1916.
HMS Noble began 6th February 1915, launched 25 November 1915, and completed 15 February 1916
HMS Pylades, begun 27 July 1915, launched 28 September 1916, and then outfitted by Beardmore 30 December 1916.

Those built by Scotts of Greenock

HMS Obedient, launched 6 November 1916 and completed February 1916.
HMS Obdurate, launched 21 November 1916 and completed March 1916.
HMS Paladin, launched 27 March 1916, and completed May 1916.
HMS Parthian, launched 3 July 1916, and completed September 1916.
HMS Plucky, launched 21 April 1916, and completed July 1916.
HMS Portia, launched 10 August 1916, and completed October 1916.

Those built by Doxford of Sunderland

HMS Opal, launched 11 September 1915 Wrecked off Scapa Flow with HMS Narborough on 12 January 1918 (one survivor).
HMS Ophelia, launched 13 October 1916 and completed May 1916.
HMS Opportune, launched 20 November 1915 and completed June 1916.
HMS Oracle, launched 23 December 1915 and completed August 1916.
HMS Orestes, launched 21 March 1916 and completed June 1916.
HMS Orford, launched 19 April 1916 and completed December 1916.
HMS Orpheus, launched 17 June 1916 and completed September 1916.
HMS Octavia, launched 21 June 1916 and completed November 1916.
HMS Norseman, launched 15 August 1916, and completed November 1916.
HMS Oberon, launched 29 September 1916, and completed December 1916.

Those from Beardmore, Dalmuir.

HMS Pelican, begun 25 June 1915, launched 18 March 1916, and completed 1 May 1916.
HMS Pellew, begun 28 June 1915, launched 8 May 1916, and completed 30 June 1916

HMS Arno a single destroyer which was constructed in Genoa, Italy for the Portuguese Navy as Liz in 1914, but purchased by the Royal Navy for service in the Mediterranean. She joins the Town-class of the Second World War as the only other Royal Navy destroyer type not designed and built in the United Kingdom. With 2 funnels. 2 masts and 4 x QF 12-pounder guns, on the forecastle, behind the second funnel and on the quarterdeck, she was smaller and slower than her British designed foster sister ships, but had a high freeboard and tall bridge, making her a useful vessel, she was lost off the Dardanelles after a collision with the destroyer HMS Hope, 23 March 1918.
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