H.M.S. Harpy (1909)

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H.M.S. Harpy (1909)
Pendant Number: D.88 (Feb 1915-Sep 1915)
H.19 (Jan 1918)
H.71 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 27 Nov, 1909[4]
Completed: Jul, 1909[5]
Sold: Nov, 1921[6]

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

Service

In mid-1913, she was part of the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

At the outset of the war, all sixteen Beagles were assigned to the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla, operating in the Mediterranean. She was involved in a skirmish on 29 September, 1916 which resulted in her captain, Hugh Turnour England being wounded in both legs and invalided from the ship, being replaced by Wellwood G. C. Maxwell.

In September, 1917, Harpy went to the Second Destroyer Flotilla on the Coast of Ireland Station, along with the Beagle and Wolverine.

In May 1918, Harpy moved to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was operating out of Devonport.

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. 306.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 322.
  8. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 323.
  10. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 322a.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394m.
  13. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  14. Dickens Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 138.
  15. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/69. ff. 36, 216.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 395a.
  17. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/69. ff. 36, 216.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395aa.
  19. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  20. Maxwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 451.
  21. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394g.
  23. Cardale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/127. f. 131.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 809.

Bibliography


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