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HMS Arun - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Arun

Name : HMS Arun
Laid Down : 27th August 1902
Launched : 29th April 1903
Completed : 1st February 1904
Type : Destroyer
Class : River
Builder : Laird
Country : UK
Pennants : N04, D11, D07
Fate : Sold 30th June 1920.

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HMS Arun, 1904.

Known Crew Details :


Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Thomas Cocker

18th December 1907

Francis G Glossop

18th December 1907

Harry H Johnson

18th December 1907

Spencer R S Richards

18th December 1907

Timeline Entries :

29th April 1903 - Launched
April 1905 - Mediterranean Fleet
April 1906 - Eastern Fleet, China Station
June 1906 - Channel Fleet. 3rd Destroyer Flotilla
June 1906 - Lt. Spencer R. S. Richards in Command
June 1907 - Destroyer Flotilla, 3rd Flotilla, Channel Fleet
December 1907 - Channel Fleet
7th December 1907 - Lt. Spencer R. S. Richards in Command
December 1908 - Channel Fleet
5th February 1909 - Arrived Plymouth from Portland for docking
April 1909 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, 2nd Division, Home Fleet
December 1909 - Channel Fleet
1st May 1912 - 5th Destroyer Flotilla (Harwich) (Nucleus Crew)
16th April 1914 - Arrived Portland from Chatham
8th August 1914 - Scapa Flow local Flotilla
August 1920 - Broken up

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Last edited : 21:09, January 5, 2012
By : jbryce1437




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