Salmon 1916 HMS - Destroyer

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Salmon 1916 HMS - Destroyer

Post by Woody » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:33 pm

HMS Salmon
Destroyer, R Class, 6th order – G.94, G.93, H.58
HMS Sable
Laid down 27/8/1915 and launched by Harland & Wolff Ltd Govan, Yard No 494G, on 7/10/1916. Passed on to Ward 28/1/1937 in part payment for Majestic and arrived at Hayle March 1937 for BU.
975t normal; 1173t deep load
84.1m x 8.1m x 2.7m
2 shaft Brown-Curtis turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers, oil 27,000shp giving 36 knots.
3 x 4in 45 cal QF Mk IV, 1 x 2pdr pom-pom, 4 x 21in TTs (2 x 2)
Crew 82

Completed 20/12/1916
December 1933 she was renamed HMS SABLE
C1 Salmon G94 port bow Scapa Flow 1917.jpg
HMS Salmon 1917 at Scapa Flow
C2 Leaving Portsmouth.jpg
HMS Salmon leaving Portsmouth
C3 Sable H58 underway port bow.jpg
HMS Sable

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Re: Salmon 1916 HMS - Destroyer

Post by E28 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:38 pm

From completion Salmon joined the 12th destroyer flotilla of the Grand Fleet based in Rosyth and Port Edgar.
She was an easy going, happy and efficient ship, the destroyers duties in WW1 being a tough life with little harbour time whilst conducting a wide variety of duties many for which they were not intended.
After the German warships were interred at Scapa Salmon and the 12DF were tasked to keep an eye for 1 month until early 1919 when they ventured South to Harwich where one task was to sink floating mines encountered in the North Sea.
Salmon was duly renamed Sable on 2 Dec 1933 to release her name for the new S class submarine building at Cammell Lairds and duly lost 9 July 1940.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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