H.M.S. Lance (1914)

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H.M.S. Lance (1914)
Pendant Number: H.23 (1914)
H.46 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Launched: 25 Feb, 1914[3]
Completed: Aug, 1914[4]
Sold: Nov, 1921[5]

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

Service

Lance fired the first shots of the naval war when she, accompanied by Landrail, engaged the German minelayer Konigen Luise on 5 August, 1914.

On 17 October, 1914, she was one of four destroyers of the Third Destroyer Flotilla Captain Cecil H. Fox in the Undaunted led in the Battle off Texel, where the British succeeded in destroying an inferior force of four torpedo boats.

Reduced to C. & M. Party at the Nore on 26 December, 1919.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Alterations

In 1915 or 1916, she was one of sixteen light cruisers and destroyers to trial a Wise Pressure Telegraphy System Type B for torpedo control.[15]

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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395t.
  8. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  9. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 69.
  10. Thompson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/70. f. 70.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394z.
  12. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 828.
  14. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  15. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 30.

Bibliography


Laforey Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Llewellyn Lennox Loyal Legion Laforey
Lawford Louis Lydiard Laertes Lysander
  Lance Lookout  
White 2-Funnelled Type
  Laurel Liberty  
Yarrow 2-Funnelled Type
  Lark Landrail Laverock Linnet  
War Emergency Repeat "L" Class
  Lochinvar Lassoo Leonidas Lucifer  
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