H.M.S. Legion (1914)

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H.M.S. Legion (1914)
Pendant Number: H.79 (1914)
H.54 (Jan 1918)
F.94 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 3 Feb, 1914[3]
Completed: Jul, 1914[4]
Sold: May, 1921[5]

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

Service

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.

In 1917, she and sisters Lawford and Loyal were converted to minelayers and operated along with the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.

Reduced to C. & M. Party at the Nore on 29 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. 801.
  7. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395l.
  9. Allsup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/169. f. 170.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  11. Longford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/15. f. 15.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395uu.
  13. Longford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/15. f. 15.
  14. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  15. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395a.
  16. Newill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/129. f. 140.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395a.
  18. Clutterbuck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 445.
  19. Clutterbuck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 445.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 830.

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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