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Rattlesnake, 1886
Type: Gun Boat, 1st Class ; Armament 1 x 4" ; 6 x 3 pdr ; 4 x TT
Launched : 11 Sep 1886 ; Disposal date or year : 1910
BM: tons ; Displacement: 550 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw Complement: 67
Machinery notes: 2700 ; Speed ; 18.5 knots ;
Notes:

1890 Portsmouth. Tender to Vernon. Officers borne in Vernon.

26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.


Rattlesnake, 1910
Type: Destroyer ; Armament 1-4 inch, 3-12 pdr.
Launched : 1910 ; Disposal date or year : 1921
Displacement: 946 tons
Complement: 96
Notes:

4 Aug 1914 involved in search for Goeben - see p. 118-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-1.pdf.

25 May 1915 one of a number of destroyers that replaced the battleships supporting troops in the Dardanelles, following the sinking of the Triumph - see p. 141-143-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1924-1.pdf.

5 Jul 1915 Smyrna patrol : the blockade of the Turkish coast from Cape Kaba to Latitude 38.30, some 200 miles, including Smyrna. The base for our ships was at Port Iero in the Island of Mytelene.

18-22 Aug 1915 rescued the Snaefell, which was ashore in Adramyti Bay while harrying Turkish troops - see p. 153-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1924-1.pdf.

8 Oct 1916 at Salamis harbour as a part of the Entente forces attempting to bring Greece into the war on the side of the allies following the schism between the Royalists and the Venizelists - see p 53 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

11 Oct 1916 covered trawlers as they carried out their instructions to move Greek vessels to the allied lines - see p 53-54.

30 Nov 1916 in collision with destroyer whilst on patrol near minefields. Heavy casualties and damage ; both struggled back to Mudros.