H.M.S. Beagle (1909)

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H.M.S. Beagle (1909)
Pendant Number: H.C5 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 16 Oct, 1909[4]
Completed: Jun, 1910[5]
Sold: 1 Nov, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Beagle was one of sixteen destroyers of the Beagle class.

Service

In July 1913 Beagle was serving with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[7] By the outbreak of war, she and all fifteen of her sisters had been transferred to the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.

Commander Harry R. Godfrey commanded her when she covered the landings at Anzac Cove at Gallipoli.[8]

At Suvla Bay on 6-7 August, 1915, Beagle worked with five of her sisters and Arno to tow troop barges in. A similar effort with a smaller force placed its troops in the wrong position.[9]

In September, 1917, she transferred to the Second Destroyer Flotilla, which was part of the Northern Division, Coast of Ireland Station stationed at Buncrana.

In May of 1918, she moved to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was operating out of Devonport, but she returned to 2 D.F. in September or October, 1918.

In December, she was sent to the Nore to await her fate.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 101.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 305.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 283.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 112.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  10. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 283.
  12. Anderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/354. f. 399.
  13. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  14. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  15. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  17. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  18. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  19. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  20. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  21. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  22. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  23. Bigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/9. f. 10.
  24. Coombs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/213. f. ?.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391q.
  26. Coombs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/213. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391q.
  28. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  29. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 738.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 738.

Bibliography


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