H.M.S. Laforey (1913)

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H.M.S. Laforey (1913)
Pendant Number: H.03 (1914)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Launched: 28 Mar, 1913[3]
Completed: Feb, 1914[4]
Mined: 25 Mar, 1917[5]
Fate: by R.N. mine[6]

H.M.S. Laforey was one of twenty-two destroyers of the Laforey class.

Service

Laforey joined the Third Destroyer Flotilla upon completion, one of the destroyer formations supporting the First Fleet. She took part in the Battle off Noordhinder Bank on 1 May, 1915, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.

Laforey left the 3 D.F. when it was renamed as the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla in September 1915, moving to join the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla operating in the Mediterranean. Around February, 1916, she moved to join the Harwich Force's Ninth Destroyer Flotilla, thus rejoining many of her sisters and former squadron-mates from the Third Destroyer Flotilla. Laforey played a belated role in the Battle of Jutland when she was one of eight Harwich destroyers which screened the torpedoed battleship Marlborough on June 1, joining her at 11 a.m..

Laforey was lost to a mine on 25 March, 1917.

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. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 76.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 76.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 63.
  7. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  9. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  10. Hornell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/435. f. 437.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395t.
  12. Hornell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/435. f. 437.
  13. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 83.

Bibliography


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