H.M.S. Goshawk (1911)

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H.M.S. Goshawk (1911)
Pendant Number: H.45 (1914)
H.37 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 18 Oct, 1911[4]
Completed: Jun, 1912[5]
Sold: 4 Nov, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Goshawk was one of 29 destroyers of the Acheron class.

Radio

She was one of 18 Acheron class destroyers fitted with W/T in 1912, becoming one of 123 destroyers so far fitted with Destroyer Sets.[7]

Service

Commissioned along with Hydra on 8 June, 1912 at Portsmouth, for service with the First Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

In mid-1913, she was in the First Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

Herbert Meade was in command when she fought at the Battle of Heligoland Bight.[10]

She fought under the command of Dashwood F. Moir at the Battle of Jutland as part of the First Destroyer Flotilla,[11] which was tasked with screening the Fifth Battle Squadron.

She reduced to C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 October, 1919.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1912. Wireless Appendix, p. 6.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 10 June, 1912. Issue 39921, col B, p. 4.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 320.
  10. Tyrwhitt's Despatch
  11. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 46.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 781.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 324.
  14. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  15. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394j.
  17. Moir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/232. f. 236.
  18. Moir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/232. f. 236.
  19. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394s.
  21. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  22. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  23. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  24. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/191. f. 559.
  25. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394b.
  26. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/191. f. 559.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 804.
  28. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.
  29. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 804.
  30. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Goshawk Hind Hornet Hydra Defender
Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
  Lizard Phoenix Ferret Forester  
Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
  Acheron Ariel  
Parsons Specials
  Badger Beaver  
Firedrake/Yarrow Specials
  Firedrake Lurcher Oak  
Australian type
  Parramatta Warrego Yarra  
  Huon Swan Torrens  
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