HMS Amethyst

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HMS Amethyst

HMS Amethyst built at Armstrong at Elswick and laid down on the 7th January 1903, launched 5th November 1903 and completed 17th March 1905.At the outbreak of World War One HMS Amethyst was with the Harwich Force and destroyer Command as command ship. She was relieved of this duty by HMS Arethusa . For the rest of 1914  HMS Amethyst served with the 1st Light Cruiser squadron of the grand fleet and in 1915 went to the Mediterranean serving in the Dardanelle's. and after going to South America station in 1916 for two years. After the war she was sold and scrapped in October 1920

Displacement: 3000 tons.  Speed: 21.75 Knots.  Crew 296.  Armament: Twelve 4 -inch Guns,  Eight 3 pdr guns and Four machine Guns   Two 18-inch Torpedo Tubes

HMS Amethyst.

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HMS Amethyst was the leader of Harwich Force and destroyer command at the outbreak of World War I. After being relieved by HMS Arethusa, she joined the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet until 1915 when she was transferred to the Mediterranean and participated in the Dardanelles campaign. After serving in the Med she was transferred in 1916 to the South America Station until the end of WWI. Finally scrapped in October 1920.

Donald L. Kindell has sent us the list of 27 men who were killed, wounded or died while serving on the AMETHYST in March 1915. 

8182 BAINBRIDGE THOMAS T. CARPENTERS CREW M8138 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8187 BEATON JOHN D. E.R.A 2c, RNR EA 1562 AMETHYST 14/03/15
8191 BISHOP ALBERT H. SIGNALMAN J 11306 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8193 BOLTON JOHN   STOKER 1c K 3820 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8198 BOXALL GEORGE D. STOKER 1c K 10439 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8205 BURROWS DANIEL   STOKER 2c K 20453 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8215 CHAMBERLAIN HERBERT J. STOKER 1c K 8079 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8225 COLE JOHN L. L/SEAMAN (C.G.) 185874 (Ch) AMETHYST 15/03/15
8226 COOPER CHARLES F. STOKER 1c SS 105959 (Po) AMETHYST 15/03/15
8233 DAVIS HUGH D. STOKER 1c K 12253 (Po) AMETHYST 15/03/15 
8241 ELLIOTT JOHN F. STOKER 1c 288465 (Po) AMETHYST 16/03/15
8274 GREEN WALTER H. OFFICER'S STEWARD 3c L 5725 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8278 GRUMMITT SIDNEY W. BOY 1c J 31159 AMETHYST 14/03/15
8279 GUMBLETON REGINALD C. E.R.A. 4c M 533 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8293 HOWARD ALFRED   STOKER 1c K 9679 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8301 JOHNSTON WILLIAM   STOKER, RNR U 1049 AMETHYST 14/03/15
8303 JONES JOHN   STOKER 2c K 22680 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8313 KINGSFORD CHARLES S. STOKER 1c K 13046 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8333 MATTHEWS PATRICK   A/L/STOKER K 10563 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8347 MYCOCK ARNOLD   STOKER 1c 308489 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8359 PERRING WARREN   STOKER, RNR S 4365 AMETHYST 14/03/15
8369 RANDELL ALFRED   COOK'S MATE M 10230 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8380 SANKEY THOMAS S. A.B. 227922 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8421 WICKEN WILLIAM E. P.O. 184814 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8427 WOOLVEN ALBERT H. STOKER 1c 302856 (Po) AMETHYST 14/03/15
8334 MAWSON ALBERT E. STOKER 1c K 10663 (Po) AMETHYST 18/03/15
8316 LEAR SIDNEY W. STOKER 1c K 9272 (Po) AMETHYST 31/03/15 Died from his wounds