H.M.S. Glowworm (1916)

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H.M.S. Glowworm (1916)
Pendant Number: P.94 (Jan 1916)
P.93 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Barclay Curle & Company[2]
Ordered: Feb, 1915[3]
Launched: 5 Feb, 1916[4]
Sold: Sep, 1928[5]
Fate: at Malta
H.M.S. Glowworm was one of twelve Insect class gunboats built for the Royal Navy.

Service

Glowworm was part of the Archangel River Expeditionary Force and received heavy damage and loss of life, including her captain, Lt. Cdr. Sebald Walter Bluett Green, when an ammunition barge blew uop alongside her on the night of 23 August, 1919. She arrived at Sheerness in November and was to proceed to Chatham to be paid off and refitted.[6]

Glowworm was re-commissioned at Chatham on 23 March, 1920 and became the flagship of the Danube Flotilla.[7]

She re-commissioned at Galatz on 23 April, 1924.[8]

The gunboat paid off into Reserve at Malta on 14 September, 1925.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

John Fenwick Warton needs some closer reading.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 10 Nov. 1919, p. 26.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 781.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 242.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 242.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394b.
  11. Ackland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/174. f. 379.
  12. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 803.
  13. Ackland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/174. f. 379.
  14. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 803.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 780.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 780.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 781.
  18. Snagge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 515. In our PDF for Benjamin Wingate Barrow.
  19. Snagge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 515. In our PDF for Benjamin Wingate Barrow.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 763.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 242.

Bibliography


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