Admiralty R-class destroyers (1915-1917) *

HMS Strongbow, Admiralty R Class Destroyer
Chrono date: 
1915 Feb 05

HMS Radstock, built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend on Tyne; launched 3 June 1916; sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.

HMS Raider, built by Swan Hunter; launched 17 July 1916; sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.

HMS Romola, built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank; launched 14 May 1916; sold for breaking up 13 March 1930.

HMS Rowena, built by John Brown; launched 1 July 1916; delivered for breaking up 27 January 1937.

HMS Restless, built by John Brown; launched 12 August 1916; delivered for breaking up 23 November 1936.

HMS Rigorous, built by John Brown; launched 30 September 1916; sold for breaking up 5 November 1926.

HMS Rocket, built by William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton; launched 2 July 1916; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926.

HMS Rob Roy, built by Denny; launched 29 August 1916; sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Redgauntlet, built by Denny; launched 23 November 1916; sold for breaking up July 1927.

HMS Redoubt, built by William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland; launched 28 October 1916; sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Recruit, built by Doxford; launched 9 December 1916; torpedoed in the North Sea by UB-16 9 August 1917.

HMS Sable, built by J. Samuel White, Cowes; launched 28 June 1916; sold for breaking up August 1927.

HMS Setter, built by White; launched 18 August 1916; sunk in collision with Sylph off Harwich 17 May 1917.

HMS Salmon, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 7 October 1916; renamed Sable in December 1933, sold for breaking up (delivered) 28 January 1937.

HMS Sylph, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 15 November 1916; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926, but stranded while under tow en route to breakers 28 January 1927 and broken up at Aberavon.

HMS Sarpedon, built by R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Hebburn on Tyne; launched 1 June 1916; sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Sorceress, built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend on Tyne; launched 29 August 1916; sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.

HMS Sturgeon, built by Alexander Stephen and Sons, Linthouse, Govan; launched 11 January 1917; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926.

HMS Sceptre, built by Stephens; launched 18 April 1917; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926.

HMS Satyr, built by William Beardmore and Company, Dalmuir; launched 27 December 1916; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926.

HMS Sharpshooter, built by Beardmore; launched 27 February 1917; sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.

HMS Simoom, built by John Brown; launched 30 October 1916; torpedoed bu German torpedoboat S.50 in the North Sea 23 January 1917.

HMS Skate, built by John Brown; launched 11 January 1917; sold for breaking up 4 March 1947.

HMS Skilful, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 3 February 1917; sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Springbok, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 9 March 1917; sold for breaking up 16 December 1926.

HMS Starfish, built by Hawthorn Leslie; launched 27 September 1916; sold for breaking up 21 April 1928.

HMS Stork, built by Hawthorn Leslie; launched 15 November 1916; sold for breaking up 7 October 1927.

HMS Tancred, built by Beardmore; launched 30 June 1917; sold for breaking up 17 May 1928.

HMS Tarpon, built by John Brown; launched 10 March 1917; sold for breaking up 4 August 1927.

HMS Telemachus, built by John Brown; launched 21 April 1917; sold for breaking up 26 July 1927.

HMS Tempest, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company; launched 26 January 1917; sold for breaking up (delivered) 28 January 1937.

HMS Tenacious, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 21 May 1917; sold for breaking up 26 June 1928.

HMS Tetrarch, built by Harland and Wolff, Govan; launched 20 April 1917; sold for breaking up 28 July 1934.

HMS Thisbe, built by Hawthorn Leslie; launched 8 March 1917; sold for breaking up (delivered) 31 August 1936.

HMS Thruster, built by Hawthorn Leslie; launched 10 January 1917; sold for breaking up 1937.

HMS Tormentor, built by Stephen; launched 22 May 1917; sold for breaking up 19 November 1929, but wrecked off South Wales while under tow en route to breakers 13 December 1929.

HMS Tornado, built by Stephen; launched 4 August 1917; mined in the North Sea 23 December 1917.

HMS Torrent, built by Swan Hunter; launched 26 November 1917; mined in the North Sea 23 December 1917.

HMS Torrid, built by Swan Hunter; launched 10 February 1917; sold for breaking up 27 January 1937, but wrecked off Falmouth while under tow en route to breakers 16 March 1937.

HMS Trenchant, built by White; launched 23 December 1916; sold for breaking up 15 November 1928.

HMS Tristram, built by White; launched 24 February 1917; sold for breaking up 9 May 1921.

HMS Tirade, built by Scott's; launched 21 April 1917; sold for breaking up 15 November 1921.

HMS Tower, built by Swan Hunter; launched 5 April 1917; sold for breaking up 17 May 1928.

HMS Ulster, built by Beardmore; launched 10 October 1917; sold for breaking up April 1928.

HMS Ulysses, built by Doxford; launched 24 March 1917; sunk in collision with SS Ellerie in the Clyde 29 October 1918.

HMS Umpire, built by Doxford; launched 9 June 1917; sold for breaking up 7 January 1930.

HMS Undine, built by Fairfield; launched 22 March 1917; sold for breaking up April 1928, wrecked off Horse Fort en route to breakers, wrecked sold 27 August 1928.

HMS Urchin, built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company; launched 7 June 1917; sold for breaking up 7 January 1930.

HMS Ursa, built by Palmers; launched 23 July 1917; sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Ursula, built by Scott's; launched 2 August 1917; sold for breaking up 19 November 1929.

HMS Rosalind, built by John I. Thornycroft & Company, Woolston, launched 14 October 1916. Sold for breaking up 13 July 1926.

HMS Radiant, built by Thornycroft; launched 25 November 1916; sold back to Thornycroft 21 June 1920, who then sold her to the Thai Navy in September 1920. She was renamed Phra Ruang and was the last of the R class to survive, being scrapped in 1957.

HMS Retriever, built by Thornycroft; launched 15 January 1917; sold for breaking up 26 July 1927.

HMS Taurus, built by Thornycroft; launched 10 March 1917; sold for breaking up 18 February 1930.

HMS Teazer, built by Thornycroft; launched 21 April 1917; sold for breaking up 6 February 1931.

HMS Sabrina - Laid down August 1915, launched 24 July 1916, completed September 1916. Sold for breaking up 5 November 1926.

HMS Strongbow - Launched 30 September 1916 and completed late 1916. Sunk by gunfire from German cruisers Bremse and Brummer off Norway, 17 October 1917.

HMS Surprise - Launched 25 November 1916 and completed 1916, torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat off Maas light ship on night of 22 December/23 December 1917.

HMS Sybille - Laid down August 1915, launched 5 February 1917, completed February 1917. Sold for breaking up 5 November 1926.

HMS Truculent - Laid down March 1916, launched 24 March 1917, completed May 1917. Sold for breaking up 29 April 1927.

HMS Tyrant - Laid down March 1916, launched 19 May 1917, completed July 1917. Sold for breaking up April 1938.

HMS Ulleswater - Launched 4 August 1917 and completed 1917, torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat UC-17 off Dutch coast 15 August 1918.