H.M.S. Firefly (1915)

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H.M.S. Firefly (1915)
Builder: Yarrow & Company[1]
Ordered: 2 1915[2]
Launched: 23 Oct, 1915[3]
Commissioned: Nov, 1915[4]
Sunk: 14 Jun, 1924[5]
Fate: on Euphrates
H.M.S. Firefly was one of 16 gunboats of the Fly class.

Service

Launched at Abadan.

Firefly was captured by the Turks after she was abandoned on 1 December, 1915 after suffering a shell hit to her boiler. Firefly, in enemy hands, "made some good shooting" at a variety of R.N. vessels pressing up the river in February, 1917. Recaptured after a heavy exchange of fire, the vessel was placed under temporary command of Lieutenant John P. Bradley, R.N.R. of H.M.S. Proserpine.[6]

Paid off 16 March, 1918.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  3. [http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-50-HMS_Alert.htm Ship's log of Alert.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  6. "Supplement To The London Gazette, Sept. 21." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Sep 22, 1917; pg. 4; Issue 41590.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 774.
  8. Eddis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/98. f. ?.
  9. Eddis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/98. f. ?.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393u.

Bibliography


Fly Class Gunboat
First Order
Butterfly Cranefly Dragonfly Firefly Gadfly
Grayfly Greenfly Mayfly Sawfly Snakefly
  Stonefly Waterfly  
Second Order
  Blackfly Caddisfly Hoverfly Sedgefly  
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