H.M.S. Lark (1913)

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H.M.S. Lark (1913)
Pendant Number: H.34 (1914)
H.49 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Yarrow[2]
Launched: 26 May, 1913[3]
Completed: Nov, 1913[4]
Sold: Jan, 1923[5]

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

Service

Lark joined the Third Destroyer Flotilla upon completion, one of those supporting the First Fleet. She took part in the Battle off Noordhinder Bank on 1 May, 1915 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Charles Everard Hughes White, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.

Lark stayed with 3 D.F. through its renaming as the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla in September 1915, by which time its seventeen Laforey class destroyers were part of the Harwich Force. She played a belated role in the Battle of Jutland when she sortied to help screen damaged vessels limping home on June 1. Lark was one of eight Harwich destroyers which assisted the torpedoed battleship Marlborough on this day, joining her at 11 a.m..

In March, 1917, Lark was one of nine destroyers sent from 9 D.F. to join the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, part of the Dover Patrol. She stayed only until April, 1917 when she went to join the First Destroyer Flotilla, which was then a small flotilla operating out of Portsmouth.

Lark reduced to the care of a C. & M. Party at the Nore on 28 November, 1919.[6]

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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  7. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 337.
  9. Thynne Service Record. The National Archives. D7602985 ADM 196/44/199. f. 227.
  10. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 345.
  12. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  13. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  15. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/276. f. ?.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395tt.
  17. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  18. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  19. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  20. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/132. f. 488.
  21. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  22. Blackman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/336. f. ?.
  23. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.
  24. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394z.
  25. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.

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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