H.M.S. Goldfinch (1910)

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H.M.S. Goldfinch (1910)
Pendant Number: H.44 (1914)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Launched: 12 Jul, 1910[3]
Completed: Feb, 1911[4]
Wrecked: 19 Feb, 1915[5]
Fate: Broken up Apr 1919

H.M.S. Goldfinch was one of twenty destroyers of the Acorn class.

Service

On 10 June, 1913, Nymphe collided with Goldfinch and Sheldrake. Nymphe's captain Leveson-Gower was told he should keep an anchor watch set when the weather was turning sour. [6]

In mid-1913, Goldfinch was in the Second Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 74.
  6. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 324.
  9. Stone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/141. f. 145.

Bibliography


Acorn Class Destroyer
Acorn Alarm Brisk Sheldrake Staunch
Cameleon Comet Goldfinch Nemesis Nereide
Nymphe Fury Hope Larne Lyra
Martin Minstrel Redpole Rifleman Ruby
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