H.M.S. Liberty (1913)

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H.M.S. Liberty (1913)
Pendant Number: H.81 (1914)
H.57 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Launched: 15 Sep, 1913[3]
Completed: Mar, 1914[4]
Sold: Nov, 1921[5]

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

Service

In July, 1914, Liberty was part of the Third Destroyer Flotilla, then part of the First Fleet. In April, 1915 the flotilla became part of the Harwich Force. Around October 1915, the formation was renamed the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla.

At the Battle of Jutland, she operated as one of six Harwich Force destroyers screening the Second Battle Cruiser Squadron.[6]

On 8 February 1917, Liberty, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Philip Wilfred Sidney King rammed and sank UC 46 southeast of Goodwin Sands.

In April, 1917, 9 D.F. was disestablished and Liberty joined the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, which was operating out of Devonport.

In December 1918, 4 D.F. was disbanded and Liberty was sent to the Nore to await her fate.

Reduced to C. & M. Party at the Nore on 29 November, 1919.[7]

Habitability

In July 1914, it was decided not to supply portable fans to ventilate the Stokers' Mess Deck and the Chief and Petty Officers' Mess Deck.[8]

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. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 10.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 801.
  8. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 79 of 3 July 1914.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 339.
  10. Naval Operations. Volume I. p. 114.
  11. Hutchinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/136. f. 341.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395m.
  13. Hutchinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/136. f. 341.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395l.
  15. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/146. f. 79.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395v.
  17. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/146. f. 79.
  18. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395c.
  20. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  21. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  22. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  23. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 831.
  25. Creswell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/79. f. 439.

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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