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The history of the Destroyer from the first destroyer launched in 1893, HMS Havoc, to the destroyers launched in 1917. Full list of destroyers, launch dates and fate, and brief histories and photos supplied by visitors and enthusiasts to the site.

List of Royal Navy Destroyers from 1893 to 1919.   For Destroyers Launched from 1920 Click Here
Ships Name Launch Date Fate

HMS Havock and HMS Hornet               View Class

HMS Havock 12th August 1893 at Yarrows   Sold 1911 and Broken up in 1912.
HMS Hornet 23rd December 1893 Broken up in 1909.

Daring Class.   Built by Thornycroft,                View Class

HMS Daring 25th November 1893 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Decoy 2nd February 1894 Collided with another vessel in 1904.

Ardent Class  Built by Thornycroft,                    View Class

HMS Ardent 16th October 1894 Broken up in 1911.
HMS Boxer 28th November 1894 Collided with another vessel in 1918.
HMS Bruiser 27th February 1895 Broken up in 1914.

Charger Class                             View Class

HMS Charger 15th September 1894 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Dasher 28th November 1894 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Hasty 16th June 1894 Broken up in 1912.

Haughty Class                 View Class

HMS Hardy 16th December 1895 Broken up in 1911.
HMS Haughty 18th September 1895 Broken up in 1911.

Janus Class

HMS Janus 12th March 1895 Broken up in 1914.
HMS Lightning 10th April 1895 Mined in 1915.
HMS Porcupine 19th September 1895 Broken up in 1920.

HMS Porcupine.

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Snapper Class
HMS Salmon 15th January 1895 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Snapper 30th January 1895 Broken up in 1912.
Banshee Class                      View Class
HMS Banshee 17th November 1894 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Contest 1st December 1894 Broken up in 1911.
HMS Dragon 15th December 1894 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Ferret  1893 Sold and Broken up 1911
HMS Lynz 1894 Sold and Broken up 1912
Fervent Class                         View Class
HMS Fervent 20th March 1895 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Zephyr 10th May 1895 Broken up in 1920.
Conflict Class                      View Class
HMS Conflict 13th December 1894 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Teazer 9th February 1895 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Wizard 26th February 1895 Broken up in 1920.
Handy Class                         View Class
HMS Handy 9th March 1895 Broken up in 1916.
HMS Hart 27th March 1895 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Hunter 28th December 1895 Broken up in 1912.
Opossum Class              View Class
HMS Opossum 9th August 1895 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Ranger 4th October 1895 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Sunfish 28th May 1895 Broken up in 1920.
Rocket Class                           View Class
HMS Rocket 14th August 1894 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Shark 22nd September 1894 Broken up in 1911.
HMS Surly 10th November 1894 Broken up in 1920.
Sturgeon Class            View Class
HMS Skate 13th March 1895 Broken up in 1907.

HMS Starfish

26th January 1895 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Sturgeon 21st July 1894 Broken up in 1912.
Swordfish Class           View Class
HMS Spitfire 7th June 1895 Broken up in 1912.
HMS Swordfish 27th March 1895 Broken up in 1910.
 
HMS Zebra 3rd December 1895 Broken up in 1914.
Desperate Class                       View Class
HMS Desperate 15th February 1896 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Foam 8th October 1896 Broken up 1920
HMS Fame 15th April 1896 Broken up in 1921.
HMS Mallard 19th November 1896 Broken up in 1920.
Quail Class                   View Class
HMS Quail 24th September 1895 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Sparrowhawk 8th October 1895 Wrecked in 1904.
HMS Thrasher 5th November 1895 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Virago 19th November 1895 Broken up in 1919.
Angler Class                          View Class
HMS Angler 2nd February 1897 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Ariel 5th March 1897 Wrecked 1907.
Avon Class                      View Class
HMS Avon 10th October 1896 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Bittern 1st February 1897 Collided with another vessel and was lost in 1918.
HMS Otter 23rd November 1896 Broken up in 1916.
Earnest Class                    View Class
HMS Earnest 7th November 1896 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Griffon 21st November 1896 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Locust 5th December 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Panther 21st January 1897 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Seal 6th March 1897 Broken up in 1921.
HMS Wolf 2nd June 1897 Broken up in 1921.
Star Class                                 View Class
HMS Star 11th August 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Whiting 26th August 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Bat 7th October 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Crane 17th December 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Chamois 9th December 1896 Foundered in 1904.
HMS Flying Fish 4th March 1897 Broken up in 1919.
Brazen Class                      View Class
HMS Brazen 3rd July 1896 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Electra 14th July 1896 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Recruit 22nd August 1896 Torpedoed in 1915.
HMS Vulture 22nd March 1898 Broken up in 1919.
Violet Class                          View Class
HMS Violet 3rd May 1897 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Sylvia 3rd July 1897 Broken up in 1919.
Mermaid Class                          View Class
HMS Mermaid 22nd February 1898 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Cheerful 14th July 1897 Mined in 1917.
Gypsy Class                              View Class
HMS Osprey 7th April 1897 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Fairy 29th May 1897 Foundered 1918.
HMS Gypsy 9th March 1897 Sold 1921.
Coquette Class                         View Class
HMS Coquette 25th November 1897 Mined in 1916.
HMS Cynthia 8th January 1898 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Cygnet 3rd September 1898 Broken up in 1920.
Bullfinch Class                   View Class
HMS Dove 21st March 1898 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Bullfinch 10th February 1898 Broken up in 1919.
 
HMS Kestrel 25th March 1898 Broken up in 1921.
Fawn Class                      View Class
HMS Fawn 13th April 1897 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Flirt 15th May 1897 Sunk during action in 1916.
 
HMS Leopard 20th March 1897 Broken up in 1919.
 
HMS Orwell 29th September 1898 Broken up in 1922.
 
HMS Lee 27th January 1899 Wrecked in 1909.
 
HMS Leven 28th June 1898 Broken up in 1920.
Spiteful Class                                             View Class
HMS Peterel 30th March 1899 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Spiteful 11th January 1899 Broken up in 1920.
Stag Class                                             View Class
HMS Stag 18th November 1899 Broken up in 1921.
Greyhound Class                                   View Class
HMS Greyhound 6th October 1900 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Racehorse 8th November 1900 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Roebuck 4th January 1901 Broken up in 1919.
 
HMS Success 21st March 1901 Wrecked 1914.
Myrmidon Class                                 View Class
HMS Myrmidon 26th May 1900 Collided with another vessel in 1917.
HMS Syren 20th December 1900 Broken up in 1920.
Vixen Class
HMS Vixen 29th March 1900 Broken up in 1921.
Falcon Class
HMS Ostrich 22nd March 1900 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Falcon 29th December 1899 Collided with another vessel in 1918.
 
HMS Albatross  (Cost  £68,311 ) 19th July 1898 Laid Down 27th November 1896, Launched 19th July 1898, Competed July 1900 and Broken up in 1920.
 
HMS Express  (cost £71,797) 11th December 1897 Laid Down 1st December 1896, Launched 11th December 1897 Completed February 1902 and Broken up in 1921.
 
HMS Arab  (Cost 67,849) 9th February 1901 Laid Down 5th March 1900, Launched 9th February 1901, Competed January 1903  and Broken up in 1919.

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HMS Thorn 17th March 1900 Broken up 1919.
HMS Tiger 19th May 1900 Collided with HMS Berwick and cut in two. with the loss of 28 men April  2nd  1908.
HMS Vigilant 16th August 1900 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Kangeroo 8th September 1900 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Lively 14th July 1900 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Spritely 25th September 1900 Broken up in 1921.
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MS Viper 6th September 1899 Ran aground in the Channel Islands in 1901.
HMS Cobra 28th June 1899 Foundered 1901.
HMS Velox 11th February 1902 Mined in 1915.
HMS Taku 1898 Broken up in 1916.
Palmer Class Destroyers                                      View Class
HMS Erne 14th January 1903 Wrecked in 1915.
HMS Etterick 28th February 1903 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Exe 27th April 1903 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Albacore 19th September 1906 Sold for scrapping in August 1919.
HMS Bonetta 14th January 1907 Sold for scrapping in June 1920.

Tribal Group Torpedo Boat Destroyers                          View Information

HMS Afridi 8th May 1907 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Cossack 16th February 1907 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Ghurka 29th April 1907 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Mined and sunk on 8th February 1917.
HMS Mohawk 15th March 1907 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Tartar 25th June 1907 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1921.
HMS Amazon 29th July 1908 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Saracen 31st March 1908 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Crusader 20th March 1909 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1920.
HMS Maori 24th May 1909 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Mined and sunk on 7th May 1915.
HMS Nubian 21st April 1909 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Her bow was blown off on 27th October 1916 when she tried to ram a German destroyer. She was joined with HMS Zulu to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
HMS Viking 14th September 1909 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Sold for breaking in 1919.
HMS Zulu 16th September 1909 Part of the 6th Flotilla and Dover Patrols. Her stern was blown off by a mine on 8th November 1916. She was joined with HMS Nubian to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
 
HMS Swift 7th December 1907 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
River Class Destroyers (1903)                         View information
HMS Ribble 19th March 1904 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Teviot 7th November 1903 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Usk 25th July 1903 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Derwent 14th February 1903 Mined and sunk in 1917.
HMS Eden 13th February 1903 Collided with another vessel in 1916 and sank.
HMS Foyle 25th February 1903 Mined and sunk in 1917.
HMS Itchen 17th March 1903 Torpedoed and sunk in 1917.
HMS Kennet 4th December 1903 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Jed 16th February 1904 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Welland 14th April 1904 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Cherwell 23rd July 1903 Sold for scrap in 1919.
HMS Dee 10th September 1903 Sold for scrap in July 1919.
HMS Arun 29th April 1903 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Blackwater 25th July 1903 Sunk after colliding with another vessel in 1909.
HMS Waveney 16th March 1903 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Chelmer 8th December 1904 Broken up in 1920.
HMS Colne 21st May 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Ure 25th October 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Wear 21st January 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Liffey 23rd September 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Moy 10th November 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Ouse 7th January 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Boyne 12th September 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Doon 8th November 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Kale 8th November 1904 Mined and sunk in 1918.
HMS Rother 5th January 1904 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Gala 7th January 1905 Never fully completed. Sunk after colliding with another vessel in 1908.
HMS Garry 21st May 1905 Broken up in 1919 after colliding with the Attentive.
HMS Ness 5th January 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Nith 7th March 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Swale 20th April 1905 Broken up in 1919.
HMS Stour 3rd June 1905 Sold for scrapping in August 1919.
HMS Test 6th May 1905 Sold for scrapping in August 1919.
Beagle Class Destroyers
HMS Beagle 16th October 1909 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

HMS Beagle, 1909.

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HMS Bulldog 13th November 1909 Sold for scrapping in September 1920.

HMS Bulldog.

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HMS Foxhound 11th December 1909 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

HMS Foxhound - Kitchener Embarking at Gallipoli, 1915.

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HMS Foxhound - Name History

The fifth “FOXHOUND” is a turbine torpedo-boat destroyer, launched at Clydebank in 1910.  She is of 950 tons, 12,500 horse-power, and 27 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught are 265., 28th., and 9ft.  In 1914 the “Foxhound,” commanded by Commander William G. Howard, was employed in various operations in the Mediterranean against the German and Austrian forces. 

HMS Pincher 15th March 1910 Wrecked on 24th July 1918.
HMS Grasshopper 23rd November 1909 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

HMS Grasshopper - Name History

The seventh “GRASSHOPPER” is a turbine torpedo-boat destroyer, launched at Fairfield in 1910.  She is of 950 tons, 12,500 horse- power, and 27 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught are 265ft., 28ft., and 8ft.

HMS Mosquito 27th January 1910 Sold for scrapping in August 1920.
HMS Scorpion 19th February 1910 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.

HMS Scorpion at Malta. Contributed by Don Butler.

HMS Scorpion.

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HMS Scourge 11th February 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Racoon 15th February 1910 Wrecked on 9th January 1918.
HMS Renard 30th November 1909 Sold for scrapping in August 1920.

HMS Renard, 1909.

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HMS Wolverine 15th January 1910 Sank after colliding with another vessel on 12th December 1917.
HMS Rattlesnake 14th March 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Rattlesnake. 

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HMS Rattlesnake, 1910.

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HMS Nautilus 30th March 1910 Renamed to Grampus on 16th December 1912 and eventually sold for scrapping in September 1920.

HMS Nautilus, 1910.

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HMS Savage 10th March 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Savage.

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HMS Basilisk 9th February 1910 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Harpy 27th November 1909 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

HMS Harpy - Name History

The seventh “HARPY” is a turbine torpedo-boat destroyer, launched at Cowes in 1910.  She is of 935 tons, 12,500 horse- power, and 27 knots.  Her length, beam, and draught are 265ft., 28ft., and 9ft.   In 1914 the “Harpy,” commanded by Commander G.C. Dickens, was engaged in the Mediterranen, in various operations against the Germans and Austrians.

HMS Harpy.   Sent in by Colin Robertson

Acorn Class Destroyers                               View Information
HMS Acorn 1st July 1910 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Alarm 29th August 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Brisk 20th September 1910 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Sheldrake 18th January 1911 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Staunch 29th October 1910 Torpedoed and sunk on 11th November 1917.
HMS Cameleon 1st June 1910 Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
HMS Comet 23rd June 1910 Torpedoed and sunk on 6th August 1918.
HMS Goldfinch 12th July 1910 Wrecked on 19th February 1915, broken up for scrap in April 1919.
HMS Nemesis 9th August 1910 Transferred to Japan from June 1917 until 1919. She was sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nereide 6th September 1910 Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
HMS Nymphe 31st January 1911 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Fury 25th April 1911 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Hope 6th September 1910 Sold for scrapping in February 1920.

HMS Larne

23rd August 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Lyra 4th October 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Martin 15th December 1910 Sold for scrapping in August 1920.
HMS Minstrel 2nd February 1911 Transferred to Japan from June 1917 until 1919. She was sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Redpole 24th June 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Rifleman 22nd August 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Ruby 4th November 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
Acheron Class Destroyers                                   View Class
HMS Goshawk 18th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Hind 28th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Hornet 20th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Hydra 19th February 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Defender 30th August 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Druid 4th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Sandfly 26th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Jackal 9th September 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in September 1920.
HMS Tigress 20th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Lapwing 29th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in October 1921.
HMS Lizard 10th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Phoenix 9th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Torpedoed and sunk on 14th May 1918.
HMS Ferret 12th April1 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Forester 1st June 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Archer 21st October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Yarrow Specials. 
HMS Attack 12th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Mined and sunk on 30th December 1917. She was one of two Yarrow Specials. 
HMS Acheron 26th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Thornycroft Specials. 
HMS Ariel 26th September 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. She rammed and sunk U12 near Aberdeen on 10th March 1915 along with HMS Attack and HMS Acheron. Mined and sunk on 2nd August 1918.  She was one of two Thornycroft Specials.
HMS Badger 11th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Rammed a German U-boat off the Dutch Coast damaging her her bows. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Parsons Specials. 
HMS Beaver 6th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Parsons Specials. 
HMS Firedrake 9th April 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in October 1921. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
HMS Lurcher 1st June 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in June 1922. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
HMS Oak 5th September 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
Australian type Acheron Class
HMS Parramatta 9th February 1910 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Warrego 4th April 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Hulked in 1929 and sunk on 22nd July 1931.
HMS Yarra 8th April 1910 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Huon (ex Derwent) 19th December 1914 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Used for target practice and sunk on 9th April 1930.
HMS Swan 11th December 1915 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Torrens 28th August 1915 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Used for target practice and sunk on 24th November 1930.
Acasta Class Destroyers
HMS Acasta 10th September 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Acasta, 1920.

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HMS Achates 14th November 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Achates.

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HMS Achates.

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HMS Achates, 1915.

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HMS Ambuscade 25th January 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in September 1921.

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HMS Christopher 29th August 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Cocatrice 8th November 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Cocatrice

HMS Contest 7th January 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Torpedoed and sunk on 18th July 1917 by a German U-boat.

HMS Contest

HMS Contest.

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HMS Shark 30th July 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Jutland. Her Captain Cdr L W Jones was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross

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HMS Sparrowhawk 12th October 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sunk on 1st June 1916 after a collision with HMS Broke at Jutland.

The crew of HMS Sparrowhawk visiting Malta.

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HMS Spitfire 23rd December 1912 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Spitfire, laid up, October 1920.

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HMS Spifire.

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HMS Lynx 20th March 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Mined and sunk on 9th August 1915.
HMS Midge 22nd May 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Owl 7th July 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. Sold for breaking in November 1921.

HMS Owl.  Photograph circa 1915.

HMS Hardy 10th October 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was one of five Thornycroft Specials. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Hardy.

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HMS Hardy, 1912.

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HMS Paragon 21st February 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was one of five Thornycroft Specials. Torpedoed and sunk on 18th March 1917 by a German destroyer in the Straits of Dover action.

HMS Paragon and HMS Porpoise.

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HMS Porpoise 7th July 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was one of five Thornycroft Specials. Sold to Brazil in March 1920 as Alexandrino Dealenca and renamed in 1927 to Maranhao.

HMS Porpoise, 1913.

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HMS Unity 18th September 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was one of five Thornycroft Specials. Sold for breaking in October 1922.
HMS Victor 28th November 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was one of five Thornycroft Specials. Sold for breaking in January 1923.
HMS Ardent 8th September 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was a Denny Special. Sunk on 1st June 1916 in the Battle of Jutland.
HMS Fortune 17th March 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was a Fairfield Special. Sunk on 31st May 1916.
HMS Garland 23rd April 1913 Joined the 4th Flotilla on completion and served with the Grand Fleet on the outbreak of war. Summer 1916 she was at the Humber, moving to Portsmouth later and then in 1917 to Devonport. She was a Parsons Special. Sold for breaking in September 1921.
Laforey Class Destroyers                                 View Class
HMS Llewellyn 30th October 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in March 1922.
HMS Lennox 17th March 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. She was on of the ships to sink the u-boats U115, U117, U118 and U119 on 17th October 1914. Sold for breaking in October 1921.
HMS Loyal 11th November 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. She was on of the ships to sink the u-boats U115, U117, U118 and U119 on 17th October 1914. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Legion 3rd February 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Converted to minelayer in 1917. She was on of the ships to sink the u-boats U115, U117, U118 and U119 on 17th October 1914. Sold for breaking in May 1921.

HMS Laforey

28th March 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Mined and sunk on 25th March 1917.
HMS Lawford 30th October 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Converted to minelayer in 1917. Sold for breaking in August 1922.
HMS Louis 30th December 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Wrecked in Suvla Bay on 31st October 1915 and then destroyed and sunk by Turkish shells.
HMS Lydiard 26th February 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Laertes 5th June 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in December 1921.
HMS Lysander 18th August 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in June 1922.
HMS Lance 25th February 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion firing the first shot of the war on 5th August 1914 after intercepting Konigin Luise, and transferred to escort duties after 1917. She was on of the ships to sink the u-boats U115, U117, U118 and U119 on 17th October 1914. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Lookout 27th April 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in August 1922.
HMS Laurel 6th May 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Liberty 15th September 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Lark 26th May 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in January 1923.
HMS Landrail 7th February 1914 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Received damage after colliding with HMS Undaunted in August 1915. Sold for breaking in December 1921.
HMS Laverock 19th November 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Linnet 16th August 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Lochinvar 9th October 1915 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Lassoo 24th August 1915 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Mined and sunk on 13th August 1916.
HMS Leonidas 30th October 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was a Parsons special.
HMS Lucifer 29th December 1913 Served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in December 1921.
Miranda (M) Class Destroyers
HMS Matchless 5th October 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Murray 6th August 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Murray.

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HMS Myngs 24th September 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Myngs, 1915.

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HMS Milne 5th October 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Moorsom 20th December 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Morris 19th November 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mansfield 3rd December 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in October 1921.

HMS Mansfield, 1915.

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HMS Mentor 21st August 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Mentor, 1915.

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HMS Mentor, 1916.

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HMS Mastiff 5th September 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Mastiff, 1914.

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HMS Meteor 24th July 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Converted to a minelayer in 1917 she served with the 20th Flotilla. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Meteor, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Miranda 27th May 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in October 1921.

Crew of HMS Miranda c.1914.

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HMS Miranda, 1916.

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HMS Minos 6th August 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in August 1920.

HMS Minos

HMS Minos, with motor launches, 1917.

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HMS Manly 12th October 1914 Served with the Harwich Force 1914-1917. Sold for scrapping in October 1921.

HMS Manly, 1917.

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Lightfoot Class Flotilla Leaders                View Class
HMS Kempenfelt 1st May 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Lightfoot 28th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Marksman 28th April 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nimrod 12th April 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Abdiel 12th October 1915 Converted to a minelayer in 1915. Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Gabriel 23rd December 1915 Converted to minelayer in 1918. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Ithuriel 8th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
Faulknor Class Flotilla Leaders
HMS Botha 2nd December 1914 Originally ordered by Chile they were bought by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Refitted and sold to Chile in 1920 as Almirante Williams.
HMS Broke 25th May 1914 Originally ordered by Chile they were bought by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Refitted and sold to Chile in 1920 as Almirante Uribe.

HMS Broke, 1914.

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HMS Faulknor 26th February 1914 Originally ordered by Chile they were bought by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Refitted and sold to Chile in 1920 as Almirante Riveros.

HMS Faulknor. 

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HMS Faulknor, 1917.

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HMS Tipperary 5th March 1914 Originally ordered by Chile they were bought by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of war. Sunk on 1st June 1916 at the battle of Jutland.
Medea Class Destroyers
HMS Medea 30th January 1915 Originally ordered by Greece they were bought by the Royal Navy. She joined the 10th Destroyer Flotilla, Harwich Force on completion. She was sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medusa 27th March 1915 Originally ordered by Greece they were bought by the Royal Navy. She joined the Harwich Force on completion, she was rammed by HMS Laverock in March 1916 she was abandoned 25th March 1916.
HMS Melampus 16th December 1914 Originally ordered by Greece they were bought by the Royal Navy. Became a tender to the 8th submarine flotilla at Harwich. She was sold for scrapping in September 1921.

HMS Melampus, 1918.

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HMS Melpomene 1st February 1915 Originally ordered by Greece they were bought by the Royal Navy. She joined the 10th Destroyer Flotilla, Harwich Force on completion. She was sold for scrapping in May 1921.
Talisman Class Destroyers
HMS Talisman 15th July 1915 Served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Sold for scrapping in April 1921.

HMS Talisman, 1917.

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HMS Termagant 26th August 1915 Served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Termagant, 1916.

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HMS Trident 20th November 1915 Served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS Trident, 1917.

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Some crew of the HMS Trident.

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HMS Turbulent 5th January 1916 Served with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla on completion. Just 3 weeks after her completion she was sunk on 1st June 1916 at Jutland by a German battlecruiser with the loss of 90 crew.
HMS Arno 22nd December 1914 Lost in collision with HMS Hope in the Dardanelles on 23rd March 1918. She was originally ordered and built in Italy but was bought by the Royal Navy and took part in escort duties in the Med.

HMS Arno, 1915.

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Moon (M) Class Destroyers                View Class
HMS Mons 1st May 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Marne 29th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Mystic 26th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Maenad 10th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Manners 15th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Mandate 27th April 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Magic 10th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Moresby 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Marmion 28th May 1915 Sunk after colliding with another vessel on 21st October 1917.
HMS Martial 1st July 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mary Rose 8th October 1915 Sunk on 17th October 1917 by German cruisers Brummer and Bremse.
HMS Menace 9th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in 1921.
HMS Michael 19th May 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Milbrook 12th July 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Minion 11th September 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Munster 24th November 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Moon 23rd April 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Morning Star 26th June 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
HMS Mounsey 11th September 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Musketeer 12th November 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mameluke 14th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Marvel 7th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mischief 12th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mindful 24th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Nonsuch 8th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Negro 8th March 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Hoste in the North Sea on 21st December 1916. Depth charges from Hoste exploded and blew out her hull plating, this accident cost many lives.
HMS Nessus 24th August 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Amphitrite in the North Sea on 8th September 1918.
HMS Nepean 22nd January 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nereus 24th February 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nerissa 9th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Noble 25th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nizam 6th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Nomad 7th February 1916 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Nonpareil 16th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norman 20th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Northesk 5th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS North Star 9th November 1916 Sunk on 23rd April 1918 at Zeebrugge.
HMS Nugent 23rd January 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Obedient 6th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Obdurate 21st November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslaught 4th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslow 15th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Opal 11th September 1916 Wrecked on 21st January 1918.
HMS Ophelia 13th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Opportune 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in December 1923.
HMS Oracle 23rd December 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orestes 21st March 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orford 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orpheus 17th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Octavia 21st June 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Ossory 9th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nestor 9th October 1915 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Napier 27th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Narborough 2nd March 1916 Wrecked on 12th January 1918.
HMS Narwhal 30th December 1915 Collided with another vessel in 1919 and broken for scrap in 1920.
HMS Nicator 3rd February 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norseman 15th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Oberon 29th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Observer 1st May 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Offa 7th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Orcadia 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriana 23rd September 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriole 31st July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Osiris 28th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Paladin 27th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Parthian 3rd July 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Partridge 4th March 1916 Sunk on 12th December 1917 by gunfire from German destroyers.
HMS Pasley 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Patrician 5th June 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Patriot 20th April 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Plucky 21st April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Portia 10th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pheasant 23rd October 1916 Mined on 1st March 1917.
HMS Phoebe 20th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pigeon 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Plover 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Penn 8th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Peregrine 29th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pelican 18th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pellew 8th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Petard 24th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Peyton 2nd May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Prince 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pylades 28th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medina 8th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medway 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Rapid 15th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Ready 26th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Relentless 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Rival 14th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
Parker Class Flotilla Leaders                     View Class
HMS Grenville 17th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in December 1931.
HMS Parker 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Hoste 16th August 1916 While returning to Scapa Flow for repairs she collided with her escort HMS Negro  and depth charges which were knocked off her deck blew up tearing off the Hoste's stern. Attempts to tow her failed and she was lost on 21st December 1916.
HMS Saumarez 14th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in January 1931.
HMS Seymour 31st August 1916 Converted to a minelayer after completion. Sold for scrapping in January 1930.
HMS Anzac 11th January 1917 Sold to Australia in 1919 and scrapped in August 1935.
Romola (R) Class Destroyers                                 View Class
HMS Radstock 3rd June 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Raider 17th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Romola 14th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in March 1930.
HMS Rowena 1st July 1916 Sold for scrapping in 1937.
HMS Restless 12th August 1916 Sold for scrap in 1936.
HMS Rigorous 30th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Rocket 2nd July 1916 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Rob Roy 28th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Redgauntlet 23rd November 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1927.
HMS Redoubt 28th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Recruit 9th December 1916 Mined and sunk on 9th August 1917.
HMS Sturgeon 11th January 1917 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Sceptre 18th April 1917 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Salmon 7th October 1916 Renamed HMS Sable in 1933 and eventually scrapped in 1937.
HMS Sylph 15th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Sarpedon 1st June 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Sable 28th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in August 1927.
HMS Setter 18th August 1916 Sank after colliding with another vessel on 17th May 1917.
HMS Sorceress 29th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Rosalind 14th October 1916 One of three Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Radiant 25th November 1916 One of three Thornycroft specials. Sold to Thornycroft and resold to Thailand in 1920 where she was renamed Phra Ruang. She was eventually scrapped sometime in the 1960s.
HMS Retriever 15th January 1917 One of three Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in July 1927.
HMS Sabrina 24th July 1916 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1926
HMS Strongbow 30th September 1916 One of four Yarrow specials. Sunk on 17th October 1917 by German cruisers Bremse and Brummer.
HMS Surprise 25th November 1916 One of four Yarrow specials. Mined on 23rd December 1917 off the Maas light buoy while trying to assist Torrent.
HMS Sybille 5th February 1917 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Satyr 27th December 1916 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Sharpshooter 27th February 1917 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Simoom 30th October 1916 Torpedoed and sunk on 23rd January 1917 by the German destroyer S50.
HMS Skate 11th January 1917 Sold for scrapping in July 1947.
HMS Starfish 27th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1928.
HMS Stork 15th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1927.
HMS Skilful 3rd February 1917 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Springbok 9th March 1917 Sold for scrapping in December 1926.
HMS Taurus 19th March 1917 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in March 1930.
HMS Teazer 21st April 1917 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in February 1931.
HMS Tancred 30th June 1917 Sold for scrapping in May 1928.
HMS Tarpon 10th March 1917 Used as a minelayer from 1917-18. Sold for scrapping in August 1927.
HMS Telemachus 21st April 1917 Used as a minelayer from 1917-18. Sold for scrapping in July 1927.
HMS Tempest 26th January 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1937.
HMS Tetrarch 20th April 1917 Sold for scrapping in July 1934.
HMS Tenacious 21st May 1917 Sold for scrapping in June 1928.
HMS Thisbe 8th March 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Thruster 10th January 1917 Sold for scrapping in March 1937.
HMS Tormentor 22nd May 1917 Sold for scrapping in November 1929.
HMS Tornado 4th August 1917 Mined on 23rd December 1917 off the Maas light buoy with only one survivor.
HMS Torrent 26th November 1916 Mined on 23rd December 1917 off the Maas light buoy.
HMS Torrid 10th February 1917 Wrecked en route to the breakers on 16th March 1937.

HMS Truculent

24th March 1917 One of three Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Tyrant 19th May 1917 One of three Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in 1938.
HMS Ulleswater 4th August 1917 One of three Yarrow specials. Torpedoed and sunk on 15th August 1918 by UC17 off the Netherlands.
Modified R Class Destroyers
HMS Ulster 10th October 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in April 1928.

HMS Ulster, 1918.

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HMS Ulster in the Forth, 1918.

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HMS Undine 22nd March 1918 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in April 1928.

HMS Undine, July 1924.

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HMS Tower 5th April 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in May 1928.
HMS Trenchant 23rd December 1916 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in November 1928.

HMS Trenchant, July 1919.

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HMS Trenchant, July 1919.

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HMS Tristram 24th February 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Tirade 21st April 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Ursula 2nd August 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in November 1929.

HMS Ursula, 1928.

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HMS Ulysses 24th March 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Lost on 29th October 1918 after a collision with SS Ellerie on the Clyde.

HMS Ulysses.

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HMS Umpire 9th June 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in January 1930.

HMS Umpire.

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HMS Urchin 7th June 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in January 1930.

HMS Urchin

HMS Urchin, 1917.

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HMS Ursa 23rd July 1917 Served as part of the Grand Fleet and Harwich Force. Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
Valkyrie (V) Class Flotilla Leaders..                     Click to View Class
HMS Vampire 21st May 1917 Sold to Australia in 1933 she was sunk on 9th April 1942.
HMS Valentine (D49) 24th March 1917 Sunk on 15th May 1940.
HMS Valhalla 22nd May 1917 Sold for scrapping in December 1931.
HMS Valorous (D82) 8th May 1917 Sold for scrapping in March 1947.
HMS Valkyrie 13th March 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leaders        View Class
HMS Shakespeare 7th July 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Spenser 22nd September 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.
HMS Wallace  (L.64) 26th October 1918 Sold for scrapping in March 1945.
HMS Keppel   (D.84) 23rd April 1920. Sold for scrapping in July 1945.
HMS Rooke  (HMS Broke) 16th September 1920

Renamed HMS Broke in April 1921. Sunk on 8th November 1942.

Scott Class Flotilla Leaders                      View Class
HMS Scott 18th October 1918 Torpedoed and sunk on 15th August 1918.

HMS Bruce   (D.81)

26th February 1918 Used as a target and sunk on 22nd November 1939.
HMS Douglas  (D.90) 8th May 1918 Sold for scrapping in March 1945.
HMS Campbell   (D.60) 21st September 1918 Sold to Cammell Laird the original builders in February 1947.
HMS Malcolm   (D.19) 29th May 1919 Sold for scrapping in July 1945.
HMS Mackay   (D.70) 21st December 1918 Sold to Cammell Laird the original builders in February 1947.
HMS Stuart   (D.00) 22nd August 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1933 and sold for scrapping in February 1947.
HMS Montrose  (D.01) 10th June 1918 Sold for scrapping in January 1946.
Vanoc (V) Class Destroyers                       View Class
HMS Vancouver 28th December 1917 She was renamed Vimy in April 1928 and eventually sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanessa 16th March 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanity 3rd May 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanquisher 18th August 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanoc 14th June 1916 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in July 1945.
HMS Vega 1st September 1917 Broken up for scrap in 1948 at Dunston.
HMS Velox 17th November 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Sold for scrap in February 1947.
HMS Vehement 6th July 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Mined and sunk on 1st August 1918.
HMS Venturous 21st September 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Vendetta 3rd September 1917 Transferred to Australia in October 1933, she was scuttled on 2nd July 1948.
HMS Venetia 29th October 1917 Mined and sunk on 19th October 1940.
HMS Verdun 21st August 1917 Sold for scrap in 1946.
HMS Versatile 31st October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Sold for scrap in August 1948.
HMS Verulam 3rd October 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th September 1919.
HMS Vesper 15th December 1917 Decommissioned 29th May 1945. Sold for scrap.
HMS Vidette 28th February 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Violent 1st September 1917 Sold for scrap in 1937 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Vimiera 22nd June 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Mined and sunk on 9th January 1942.
HMS Vittoria 29th October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Torpedoed and sunk on 1st September 1919 by the Bolshevik Pantera.
HMS Vivacious 3rd November 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vivien 16th February 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1947.
HMS Vortigern 15th October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Torpedoed and sunk on 15th March 1942.
HMS Vectis 4th September 1917 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic..
HMS Viceroy 17th November 1917 Sold for scrap in June 1948.
HMS Viscount 29th December 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1945, eventually broken in 1947.
Wakeful (W) Class Destroyers                                       View Class
HMS Wakeful 6th October 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 29th May 1940.
HMS Watchman 2nd November 1918 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in July 1945.
HMS Walpole 13th April 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1945.
HMS Whitley (D61) 13th April 1918 Severe bomb damage forced her to beach herself on 19th May 1940.
HMS Walker 29th November 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in March 1946.
HMS Westcott 14th February 1918 Sold for scrap in January 1946.
HMS Walrus 27th December 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Wrecked on 12th February 1938.
HMS Wolfhound 14th March 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1948.
HMS Warwick 28th December 1917 Completed as a minelayer. She was Vice-Admiral Keyes' flagship on the Zeebrugge raid but when took part in the blocking of Ostend she was hit by a mine which broke her back. HMS Velox towed her back to Dover for repairs. Torpedoed and sunk on 20th February 1944.
HMS Wessex 12th March 1917 Bombed on 24th May 1940.
HMS Voyager 8th May 1916 Transferred to Australia in 1933 she was wrecked and scuttled n 23rd September 1942.
HMS Whirlwind 15th December 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Torpedoed and sunk on 5th July 1940.
HMS Wrestler (D35) 25th February 1918 Sold for scrap in  July 1944.
HMS Winchelsea  (D.46) 15th December 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1945.
HMS Winchester 1st February 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1946.
HMS Westminster 24th February 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Windsor    (D.42) 21st June 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947
HMS Wryneck 13th May 1918 Bombed and sunk on 27th April 1941.
HMS Waterhen 26th March 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1933, she was bombed and sunk on 30th June 1941.
HMS Wolsey 16th March 1918 She was one of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Woolston 27th April 1918 She was one of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrap in February 1947.
Simoom (S) Class Destroyers                        View Class 
HMS Simoom 26th January 1918 Sold for scrap in January 1931.
HMS Scimitar 27th February 1918 Sold for scrap in June 1947.
HMS Scotsman 30th March 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1937.
HMS Scout 27th April 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1946.
HMS Shark 9th April 1916 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Sparrowhawk 14th May 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Splendid 10th July 1918 Sold for scrap in January 1931.
HMS Sabre 23rd September 1918 Sold for scrap in November 1945.
HMS Saladin 17th February 1918 Sold for scrap in June 1947.
HMS Sikh 7th May 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1927.
HMS Sirdar 6th July 1918 Sold for scrap in May 1934.
HMS Somme 10th September 1918 Sold for scrap in August 1932.
HMS Success 29th June 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1919, she was eventually sold for scrapping in June 1937.
HMS Shamrock 26th August 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Shikari 14th July 1918 Sold for scrap in November 1945.
HMS Senator 2nd April 1918 She was fitted with an aircraft platform in June 1918. Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Sepoy 22nd May 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1932.
HMS Seraph 8th July 1918 Sold for scrap in May 1934.
HMS Swallow 1st August 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Swordsman 28th December 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1919, she was eventually sold for scrapping in June 1937.
HMS Steadfast 8th August 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1934.
HMS Sterling 8th October 1918 Sold for scrap in August 1932.
HMS Tribune 28th March 1918 Sold for scrap in December 1931.
HMS Trinidad 8th April 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1932.
HMS Speedy 1st June 1918 Sunk in collision, 24th September 1922.
HMS Tobago 15th July 1918 Mined on 12th November 1920 she was patched and towed to Malta by HMS Centurion. Repairs were deemed uneconomical and she was eventually sold broken for scrap in 1922.
HMS Torch 16th March 1918 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for scrap in November 1929.
HMS Tomahawk 11th May 1918 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for scrap in June 1928.
HMS Tryphon 22nd June 1918 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Ran aground on 4th May 1919, she was eventually sold for scrap in September 1920.
HMS Tumult 17th September 1918 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for scrap in October 1928.
HMS Turquoise 9th November 1918 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for scrap in January 1932.
HMS Tuscan 1st March 1919 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for breaking in August 1932.
HMS Tyrian 2nd July 1919 One of seven Thornycroft Specials. Sold for scrap in February 1930.
HMS Tactician 7th August 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Tara 12th October 1918 Sold for scrap in December 1931.
HMS Tasmania 22nd November 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1919, she was eventually sold for scrap in June 1937.
HMS Tattoo 28th December 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1919, she was eventually sold for scrap in January 1937.
HMS Scythe 25th April 1918 Sold for scrap in November 1931.
HMS Seabear 6th July 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Seafire 10th August 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Searcher 11th September 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1938.
HMS Seawolf 2nd November 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Sportive 19th September 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Stalwart 23rd October 1918 Transferred to Australia in 1919, she was eventually sold for scrap in June 1937.
HMS Tilbury 3rd June 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1931.
HMS Tintagel 9th August 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1932.
HMS Sardonyx 27th May 1918 Sold for scrap in October 1945.
HMS Stonehenge 19th March 1919 Wrecked on 6th November 1920.
HMS Stormcloud 30th May 1919 Sold for scrap in July 1934.
HMS Spear 9th November 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1926.
HMS Spindthirft 30th December 1918 Sold for scrap in July 1936.
HMS Serapis 17th September 1919 Sold for scrap in January 1934.
HMS Serene 30th November 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Sesame 30th December 1918 Sold for scrap in May 1934.
HMS Strenuous 9th November 1918 Sold for scrap in August 1932.
HMS Stronghold 6th May 1919 Bombed and sunk on 4th March 1942.
HMS Sturdy 26th June 1919 Wrecked on 30th October 1940.
HMS Trojan 20th July 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Truant 18th September 1918 Sold for scrap in November 1931.
HMS Trusty 6th June 1918 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Turbulent 29th May 1919 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Tenedos 21st October 1918 Bombed and sunk on 5th April 1942.
HMS Thanet 5th November 1918 Bombed and sunk on 27th January 1942.
HMS Thracian 5th March 1920 She was beached at Hong Kong on 24th December 1942 where the Japanese repaired her and renamed her No.101. She was returned to the Royal Navy in September 1945 an then sold for scrap in 1947.
HMS Torbay 6th March 1918 Transferred to Canada in 1928 and renamed Champlain, she was broken up in 1937.
HMS Toreador 7th December 1918 Transferred to Canada in 1928 and renamed Vancouver, she was broken up in 1937.
HMS Tourmaline 12th April 1919 Sold for scrap in November 1931.
Modified Wanderer (W) Class Destroyers                            View Class
HMS Vansittart 17th April 1919 Sold for scrap in February 1946.
HMS Volunteer 17th April 1919 Broken up for scrap in 1948 at Granton.
HMS Venomous 21st December 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Verity 19th March 1919 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Wanderer 7th August 1918 Sold for scrap in January 1946.
HMS Whitehall 11th September 1919 Sold for scrap in October 1945.
HMS Wren 11th November 1919 Bombed and sunk on 27th July 1940.
HMS Wishart 18th July 1919 Sold for scrap in March 1945.
HMS Witch 11th November 1919 Sold for scrap in July 1946.
HMS Veteran 26th April 1919 Torpedoed and sunk on 26th September 1942.
HMS Whitshed 31st January 1919 Sold for scrap in February 1947.
HMS Wild Swan 17th May 1919 Bombed and sunk on 17th June 1942.
HMS Witherington 18th April 1919 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Wivern Unknown Scrapped in 1947.
HMS Wolverine 17th July 1919 Broken up for scrap in 1946 at Troon.
HMS Worcester 20th April 1919 Sold for scrap in September 1946.
 

 

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 The 79 Sqn Hurricane of P/O E J Morris receiving hits from a Dornier 17 on 31st August 1940.  Morris was forced to crash land his aircraft and was slightly wounded following the combat.

Revenge of the Raider by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.  Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield (deceased).

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each raid completed, and the infamous Hermann Goering quotation No enemy plane will fly over the Reich Territory, the mighty bomber leads a formation bound for Germany. In total she completed 137 bombing raids. Today, beautifully restored, S For Sugar proudly rests in the RAF Bomber Command Museum at Hendon, London.

One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack (AP)
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 A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942.

Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Spitfires from 144 Wing RCAF 2nd TAF led by W/c Johnnie Johnson. Supplying air cover to a mixed force of 942 bombers over Normandy on Operation Goodwood, 18th July 1944. SR-Z of 101 (Special) squadron. Lancasters piloted by Flt Lt George Harris DFC.

Returning from Caen by Graeme Lothian.
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  B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.
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 Shown in the colours of Jasta Boelke and carrying Baumers personal red / white / black flash on the fuselage, Fokker DR.1 204/17 was the aircraft in which he scored many of his 43 victories. Although the Sopwith Triplane had been withdrawn from service, German pilots frequently found their DR.1s being mistakenly attacked by their own flak batteries and, sometimes, by other pilots. For this reason, in march 1918, Baumers aircraft bore additional crosses on the centre of the tailplane and on the lower wings to aid identification. For some reason, his rudder displayed what appeared to be an incomplete border to the national marking. Nicknamed Der Eiserne Adler – The Iron Eagle – Paul Baumer survived the war, but died in a flying accident near Copenhagen whilst testing the Rohrbach Rofix fighter. He is shown in action having just downed an RE.8 while, above him, Leutnant Otto Lofflers DR.1 190/17 banks into the sun to begin another attack.

Leutnant Paul Baumer by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 As dawn breaks across South Pacific skies, a group of Mitsubishi A6M5 Zeros of the 201st Air Group head outbound from their base at Rabaul on a raiding sortie in November 1944.

Zero Hour by Ivan Berryman.
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.  A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 HMS Illustrious slips quietly away from the docks at Devonport, Plymouth with the Fiji class cruiser in the middle distance, 1941.

HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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HMS Lion with her sister ship HMS Princess Royal are shown firing on the German High Seas Fleet which can be seen in the distance during the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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B114AP. HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. By Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 HMS Norfolk and HMS Belfast of Force I are shown engaging the Scharnhorst which has already been hit and disabled by both HMS Duke of York and the cruiser HMS Jamaica.  Scharnhorst was never to escape the clutches of the British and Norwegian forces for, having been slowed to just a few knots by numerous hits, fell victim to repeated torpedo attacks by the allied cruisers and destroyers that had trapped the German marauder.

HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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HMS Ark Royal  part of Force H along with the Battleship HMS Renown and Cruiser HMS Sheffield departs Gibraltar to take part in the search for the Bismarck in the Atlantic. During the hunt HMS Ark Royal, Swordfish mistakenly attack the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffiled. Fortunately, the torpedoes were not primed properly and crusier recieived no major damage. Spotter planes from HMS Ark Royal eventually found the Bismarck. and a attack commenced, crippling the Bismarcks rudder. The damage sustained lead to the rest of the Royal Navy surface fleet catching up with the Bismarck and sinking her. HMS ark Royal returns to the mediteranean. later on 13 November 1941: While on her return to Gibraltar in company with the HMS Malaya,  HMS Argus,  and HMS Hermione supported by Seven destroyers,  HMSArk Royal is attacked by the U-81  under the command of Kapitänleutnant Guggenberger  in the Mediterranean., and at 1541, a torpedo strikes the starboard side and the ship immediately takes a 10º list. within 20 minutes this list has increased to 18 degrees and Captain Maund orders all only essential crew to remain aboard  with the rest of the crew to abandon ship. Destroyer HMS  Legion under the command of Commander R. S. Jessel comes alongside and takes most of her crew on board, leaving 250 crew and t Captain Maund to try and save the ship but they have to also abndon ship,  and just 14 hours after the torpedo strike HMS Ark Royal  rolls over and sinks.  from the entire crew their was only only one fatality,Able Seaman E. Mitchell was killed.

HMS Ark Royal by Brian Wood (P)
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B216AP.  HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman.  Together with her sister ship, Hercules, HMS Colossus acquitted herself well at the Battle of Jutland where she fired 93 12in rounds, but received only two hits from enemy fire which caused minor damage and left nine crew injured.  She was sold for scrap in 1928.

HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 U-35 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, the all time most successful u-boat captain sinking 194 ships, many of which were sunk by the u-boats 88mm deck gun.

Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, U-35 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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French Grenadier of the Old Guard on Sentry while Napoleon and his staff are shown in the distance.

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Battle of Crecy.  One of the battles fought during the Hundred Years War, on 26th August 1346. On 12th July Edward III landed in Normandy with his army and marching north plundered the countryside. King Philip VI assembled an army to stop Edward and tracked them across the Somme River. When Edward reached Crecy he stopped and ordered his army to take up defensive positions. King Philip surveyed the English positions and decided to postpone his attack until August 27th. However, the French vanguard pressed forward too far and so committed the entire army to the battle. The hired Genoese crossbowmen began the assault but came under severe attack from the English longbows and so fled to the rear. King Philip then ordered his cavalry to charge resulting in a huge loss of horse and man under the barrage of arrows which rained down on them. By the end of the night after several unsuccessful assaults the French army was reduced by a third and King John of Luxemburg was dead. Edward then turned towards Calais.

The Black Prince Before the Battle of Crecy by Mark Churms.
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 There is no retreat from here, men! said General Sir Colin Campbell (who at that moment may have said to have commanded the regiment in person) as he cantered along the front of the 93rd You must die where you stand To which some of the Highlanders replied cheerily Ay Ay, Sir Colin if needs be well do that. Nearer and nearer the Russian Squadrons approached - the ground trembling beneath their horses feet, and gathering speed at every stride, they galloped on towards that thin red streak, topped with steel the Sutherland Highlanders awaited the onslaught of the enemys horsemen in line, without a movement in their ranks. I would not even form four deep! was the reply of Sir Colin, when remonstrated with for giving the Russians such a chance. Cool as if on Birthday parade The Sutherlands stood until their foes were within 600 yards, then down on their knees they dropped the front rank, and delivered a steady volley. But the distance was too great, and, though a few saddles were emptied, the Russians pressed forward unchecked. On they rode, till scarcely 200 yards separated them from the intrepid Highlanders. When the rear rank brought their Minies to the present and over the heads of their kneeling comrades pourd a withering fire into the enemys masses.Shaken to their very centre, the Russian Squadrons fell back, but, encouraged by their gallant leaders, they determined to make one last bid for victory, and wheeling around, endeavored to turn the Highlanders right flank. here they were checkmated by the grenadier Company, which received the charge with such a volley, that the Russians went Files about and scampered off to seek the shelter of their guns.

The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb. (Y)
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Shows the Buffs resolute defense of the colours. By incredible heroism, the colours remained intact but only 85 out of the 728 Buffs survived the battle (16th May 1811)

Battle of Albuhera by William Barnes Wollen.
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 Dawn. British artillery thundered, and the territorial soldiers 15th Scottish division stormed towards the German trenches defending the coal mining village of Loos. The gas cloud that preceded the Highland advance was pendulous and largely stationary due to a distinct lack of wind, and ,upon emerging from the smudgy gas, the highlanders were pelted with machine gun fire and shrapnel from the defending German batteries. Not to be denied, the Scots gritted their teeth, and with an officer shouting faster boys! give them hell! the highlanders charged straight at the defenses. The Germans, unnerved by the stubborn courage of their  kilted opponents, began to fall back through the village of Loos. The Camerons and the Black Watch, shouting their battle cry and charging down the main road of the village, then engaged the defending Germans in a series of savage battles for each and every house - hob-nailed boots, rifle butts, and bayonets being wielded with great enthusiasm by the vengeful Scots. By 8.00am the village was in Scottish hands.

Faster Boys - Give Them Hell! Loos, September 25th 1915 by Jason Askew. (Y)
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 The Founders Church of St. James, Dehli, illustrates its association with this famous regiment of Bengal Lancers.

Officer Skinners Horse 1905 by Mark Churms.
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 Churchill MkIV tank of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade (comprised of 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, 4th Battalion Coldstream Guards and 3rd Battalion Scots Guards), pass infantry of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Battle for Caumont.

Operation Bluecoat, Normandy, 30th July 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack!  The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action.  The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines.  Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below.  Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself!  Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour.  Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.
Storming of Badajoz by the Sherwood Foresters painting by Mark Churms. (P)
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 The Welsh Six Nations Grand Slam of 2005 is completed as Wales beat Ireland in their final game. <br>Results : Cardiff, 5th February : Wales 11 - 9 England<br>Rome, 12th February : Italy 8 - 38 Wales<br>Paris, 26th February : France 18 - 24 Wales<br>Edinburgh, 13th March : Scotland 22 - 46 Wales<br>Cardiff, 19th March : Wales 32 - 20 Ireland.

Grand Slam 2005 by James Owen. (Y)
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the ¾ stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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 Elf Tyrrell Ford 006.  World Champion 1973.
Jackie Stewart by Michael Thompson.
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 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
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