Index
Leaders
Admiralty Large Design
Thornycroft Type
Admiralty "V" Leaders
Marksmen (later) Type
Marksmen Type
White Boats
Special Boat (Swift)
Destroyers
Admiralty "V" (Post War)
Yarrow "S"
Thorneycroft "S"
Admiralty "S"
Thorneycroft "V" (6 Tube)
Admiralty "V" (6 Tube)
Thorneycroft "V"
Admiralty "V"
Yarrow "Later M"
Thornycroft "R"
Admiralty Mod "R"
Admiralty "R"
Admiralty "M"
Thornycroft "M"
Hawthorn "M"
Yarrow "M"
Ex-Turkish
Ex-Greek
"L" Class
"K" Class
"I" Class
"H" Class
"G" Class
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

h Navy - Destroyers

74 "Admiralty M Class Destroyers

(23 "Repeat M" + 45 "M" + 6 "Pre-War M")


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PYLADES ("Repeat M").

2 Beardmore: * Pelican, Pellew. (Repeat M)
10 Clydebank: Napier, Penn, Peregrine. (Repeat M.) Ossory, Mameluke, Marne, Mons - also Milne, Morris, Moorsom. (Pre-War.)
7 Denny: Petard, Peyton. (Repeat M.) Maenad, Marvel, Mystic, Narwhal, Nicator.
9 Doxford: Norseman, Oberon. (Repeat M.) Octavia, Ophelia, Opportune, Oracle, Orestes, Orford, Orpheus.
11 Fairfield: Observer. Offa, Phoebe. (Repeat M.) Mandate, Manners, Mindful, Mischief, Onslaught, Onslow, Orcadia, Oriana.
3 Hawthorn Leslie: Pigeon, Plover. (Repeat M.)
8 Palmer: Oriole, Osiris. (Repeat M.) Nonsuch, Norman, Northesk, Nugent - also Murray, Myngs. (Pre-War).
6 Scott : Plucky, Portia. (Repeat M.) Obdurate, Obedient, Paladin, Parthian.
5 Stephen: Prince, Pylades.* (Repeat M.) Nizam,* Noble (ex Nisus), Nonpariel.
4 Swan Hunter: Pasley. (Repeat M.) Brown-Curtis turbines. Martial, Parsons turbines, Menace, Brown-Curtis turbines - also Matchless. (Pre-War) Parsons turbines.
6 Thornycroft: Michael, Milbrook, Minion, Munster, Nepean, Nereus.
4 White: Medina (ex-Redmill); Medway (ex-Redwing), (both Repeat M). Magic, Moresby.

* Nizam and Pylades were launched by Messrs. Stephen and completed by Messrs. Beardmore.

  • Displacements vary from 994 to 1042 tons (1025 average).
  • Length: 265 feet (p.p.) (o.a. varies from 271.5 to 276.25 feet). Beam : 26.66 to 26.75 feet. Mean draught: 8.66 feet. Max. draught : about 10.25 feet.
  • Guns: 3-4 inch, 1-2 pdr. pom-pom. 1 M.G. Tubes: 4-21 inch in pairs
  • Machinery: Clydebank, Fairfield and Stephen boats, Brown-Curtis turbines ; Beardmore, Denny, Doxford, Hawthorn Leslie, Palmer, Scott, Thornycroft, White oats, all Parsons turbines; Swan Hunter boats as specially noted above. Designed S.H.P. 25,000 = 34 kts. 3 screws in all. Boilers: 3 Yarrow, in all, except White boats with White-Forster. Oil fuel : 298-237/243-202 tons.
  • Complement, 80.

General Notes: Boats with "N" "0" and "P" names, all Emergency War Programme; the War boats with "M" names, Emergency War Programme, but part of their cost was met by the provision in 1914-15 Navy Estimates for ten destroyers. The Pre-War M's, 1913-14 Programme. Proved a remarkably successful type of Destroyer, although not so fast as the Thornycroft and Yarrow "M's."

To distinguish: Easily distinguished by their three, small round funnels, with 4 inch mounted between second and third funnels. Can be separated from the Admiralty R's by the after 4 inch not being mounted in "bandstand." The Repeat M's have raking stems; the Pre-War M's have rather shorter funnels.

War Losses.- Repeat M's: Pheasant (Fairfield), Partridge (Swan Hunter). War M's: Narborough (Clydebank), Opal (Doxford), Mary Rose, Negro, North Star (all Palmer), Nomad (Stephen), Marmion. Nessus, Nestor (all Swan Hunter). Pre-R War M's: No losses.

  Builder Begun Launch Comp.
Beardmore Pelican 25/6/15 18/3/16 1/5/16
Beardmore Pellew 28/6/15 18/5/16 30/6/16
Clydebank Napier 24/3/15 27/11/16 1/16
Clydebank Penn 9/6/15 8/4/16 5/16
Clydebank Peregrine 9/6/15 29/5/16 7/16
Clydebank Ossory 23/12/14 9/10/16 11/15
Clydebank Mameluke 23/12/14 14/8/15 10/15
Clydebank Marne 30/9/14 29/5/15 8/15
Clydebank Mons 30/9/14 1/5/15 7/15
Clydebank Milne 1914 5/10/14 12/14
Clydebank Morris 1914 19/11/14 12/14
Clydebank Moorsom 1914 21/12/14 2/15
Denny Petard 5/17/15 24/3/16 23/5/16
Denny Peyton 12/7/15 2/5/16 29/6/16
Denny Maenad 10/11/14 10/8/15 12/11/15
Denny Marvel 11/1/15 7/10/15 28/12/15
Denny Mystic 27/10/14 26/6/16 11/11/15
Denny Narwhal 21/4/15 3/12/15 3/3/16
Denny Nicator 21/4/15 3/2/16 15/4/16
Doxford Norseman ..... 15/8/16 11/16
Doxford Oberon ..... 29/9/16 12/16
Doxford Octavia ..... 21/6/16 11/16
Doxford Ophelia ..... 13/10/15 5/16
Doxford Opportune ..... 20/11/16 6/16
Doxford Oracle .... 23/12/15 8/16
Doxford Orestes ..... 21/3/16 6/16
Doxford Orford ..... 19/4/16 12/16
Doxford Orpheus ..... 17/6/16 9/16
Fairfield Observer .... 1/5/16 15/6/16
Fairfield Offa ..... 7/6/16 31/7/16
Fairfield Phoebe ..... 20/11/16 28/12/16
Fairfield Mandate ..... 27/4/15 13/8/15
Fairfield Manners ..... 15/6/15 21/9/15
Fairfield Mindful ..... 24/8/15 10/11/15
Fairfield Mischief ..... 12/10/15 16/12/15
Fairfield Onslaught ..... 4/12/15 3/3/16
Fairfield Onslow ..... 15/2/16 15/4/16
Fairfield Orcadia ..... 26/7/16 29/9/16
Fairfield Oriana ..... 23/9/16 4/11/16
Hawthorn Leslie Pigeon 14/7/15 3/3/16 2/16/16
Hawthorn Leslie  Plover 30/7/15 3/3/16 30/6/16
Palmer Oriole ........ 31/7/16 11/16
Palmer Osiris ........ 26/9/16 12/16
Palmer Nonsuch ........ 8/12/15 2/16
Palmer Norman ........ 20/3/16 8/16
Palmer Northesk ........ 5/7/16 10/16
Palmer Nugent ........ 23/1/17 4/17
Palmer Murray ........ 6/8/14 12/14
Palmer Myngs ........ 24/9/14 2/15
Scott Plucky ........ 21/4/16 7/16
Scott Portia ........ 10/8/16 10/16
Scott Obdurate ........ 21/1/16 3/16
Scott Obedient ........ 16/11/16 2/16
Scott Paladin ........ 27/3/16 5/16
Scott Parthian ........ 3/7/16 9/16
Stephen Prince 27/7/15 26/7/16 21/9/16
Stephen Pylades* 27/7/15 28/9/16 30/12/16*
Stephen Nizam* 11/2/15 6/4/16 29/6/16*
Stephen Noble 6/2/15 25/11/15 15/2/16
Stephen Nonpareil 24/2/15 16/5/16 28/6/16
*Completed by Messrs. Beardmore.
Swan Hunter Pasley 7/15 15/4/16 7/16
Swan Hunter Martial 10/14 1/7/15 10/15
Swan Hunter Menace 9/14 9/11/15 4/16
Swan Hunter Matchless 11/13 5/10/14 12/14
Thornycroft Michael 10/14 19/5/15 8/15
Thornycroft Milbrook 11/14 12/7/15 10/15
Thornycroft Minion 11/14 11/9/15 11/15
Thornycroft Munster 11/14 24/11/15 1/16
Thornycroft Nepean 2/15 21/1/16 3/16
Thornycroft Nereus 3/15 24/2/16 5/16
White Medina 23/9/15 8/3/16 30/6/16
White Medway 2/11/15 19/4/16 2/8/16
White Magic 1/1/15 10/9/15 8/1/16
White Moresby 14/1/15 20/11/15 7/4/16

OBDURATE (War M's).                      Official R.A.F. Photo.

Source: As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919 - p 109

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