Previous name:
Subsequent name:


Pennant No:                          X20 / X25

Laid down:
Into Service:                         1915
Out of service:                      August 1921
Fate:                                   Sold commercially


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


1915 purchased and deployed on Boom Defence duties at Scapa Flow

20 October 1915 Lieutenant Thomas Gilmour RNR appointed in command

26 November 1915 Engineer Lieutenant George Youngson RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

30 May 1916 the following press cutting appeared in the Dundee Courier of this day

 Press Cutting FIDGET

28 December 1916 Engineer Lieutenant George Youngson RNR appeared before a court martial charged with being absent without leave. The charge was adjudged to be proved and he was sentenced to be severely reprimanded and to be dismissed his ship.

16 August 1917 Engineer Lieutenant Adam McNaughton RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer


Engineer Lieutenant Adam McNaughton RNR

1 October 1918 John Young, Diver's Linesman MMR 891690 discharged dead off Scotland. He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Dover and is also remembered with pride on the Dover Town War Memorial


Young J 

Courtesy and © of The War Graves Photographic Project


30 August 1921 sold out of service by Auction at the Ocean Quay Depot, Devonport by Peter Hamley & Sons to J R Thompson. The Auction was advertised in the Western Morning News of the 4, 11, 13, 20 & 25 August 1921





Ships of the same name


Fidget. A wood screw gunboat of the “Cheerful” class, built by Joyce at Greenhithe and launched on the 7 April 1856.  Broken up at Haslar in 1863.


Fidget. An iron screw gunboat of the “Ant” class, launched by Chatham Dockyard on the 13 March 1872, she was hulked in 1905.


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