H.M.S. Cockatrice (1912)

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H.M.S. Cockatrice (1912)
Pendant Number: H.73 (1914)
H.26 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Launched: 8 Nov, 1912[3]
Completed: Mar, 1913[4]
Sold: May, 1921[5]

H.M.S. Cockatrice was one of twenty destroyers of the Acasta class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was serving in the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[6] She would remain with that formation until almost the end of the war.

From mid-1917 to the end of the war, she was busy with anti-submarine patrol and convoy escort work, most often with Christopher and Ambuscade, who were at her side almost continuously.[7]

In November, 1918, she left the 4DF to join the Northern Patrol Force with Christopher and Ambuscade.[8]

She was reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth 17 October, 1919.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 63.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  3. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 293.
  7. Christopher's logs at The National Archives. 53/37734. through ADM 53/37737.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). pp. 17, 19.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 746a.
  10. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392t.
  12. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392l.
  14. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.
  15. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p.758.
  17. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  18. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.

Bibliography


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