D5

 

Type:
'D' Class

Pennant No.:
I.75

Laid Down:
23rd February 1910.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
19th January 1911.
Not known at present.

Commander:
Oct. 1912
Lt. Cdr. T.F.P. Calvert.
Nov. 1913
Lt. Godfrey Herbert.

Complement:
25
3 Officers, 22 Ratings.

Service Career:
1913
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Portsmouth.
1914
8th Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Harwich.

Fate:
Attacked and fired two torpedoes at the German cruiser Rostock on 22nd August 1914.   No damage was caused as the torpedoes passed beneath the target.

The first of the class to be lost.   Whilst lying off Gorleston in the company of D3 and E10, on 3rd November 1914, news was received of the German bombardment of Yarmouth and the three were ordered to intercept the retiring German ships off Terschelling.   Shortly after getting under way she was mined aft and sank quickly leaving her captain and four others to be picked up.
Sold 19th December 1921.

Lost - mined off Yarmouth 3rd November 1914.
Five crew saved by the trawler Faithful.