H.M.S. Leonidas (1913)

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H.M.S. Leonidas (1913)
Pendant Number: H.20 (1914)
H.56 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmers[2]
Launched: 30 Oct, 1913[3]
Completed: Aug, 1914[4]
Sold: May, 1921[5]

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

Service

Leonidas 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, assisting in the sinking of two German coastal destroyers.

Leonidas 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.

In March, 1917, Leonidas was one of five destroyers sent from 9 D.F. to join the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was helping defend Devonport. She stayed until the flotilla was disestablished in December, 1918, when she was sent to Devonport to await her fate as part of the post-war Navy.

The ship was reduced to the care of a C. & M. Party at Devonport on 5 October, 1919.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 64.
  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. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395k.
  9. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  10. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395k.
  12. Magee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/251. f. 521.
  13. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/216. f. 586.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395b.
  15. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/216. f. 586.
  16. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/104. f. 104.
  17. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/104. f. 104.
  18. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 830.
  20. Bake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/237. f. 288.

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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