H.M.S. Louis (1913)

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H.M.S. Louis (1913)
Pendant Number: H.07 (1914)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Launched: 30 Dec, 1913[3]
Completed: Mar, 1914[4]
Wrecked: 31 Oct, 1915[5]
Fate: in Suvla Bay[6]

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

Service

Louis was one of sixteen Laforeys assigned to the Third Destroyer Flotilla upon her commissioning. That formation was attached to the First Fleet, then, simply to "Home and Atlantic Waters". In March 1915, its strength had increased to twenty destroyers and it moved to join the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Harwich Striking Force.

In September 1915, Louis was one of four Laforeys pared off to join the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.

Louis was wrecked in Suvla Bay on 31 October. A Court Martial convened on 3-4 December, 1915 proved a charge that Lt. Cdr. Harold D. Adair-Hall had negligently or by default stranded the ship. He was reprimanded and dismissed the (lost) ship.

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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 64.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 351.
  8. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  9. Bayly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 155.
  10. Adair-Hall Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/29/239. f. 128.
  11. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 45.

Bibliography


Laforey Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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