H.M.S. Lucifer (1913)

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H.M.S. Lucifer (1913)
Pendant Number: H.22 (1914)
H.64 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Palmers[2]
Launched: 29 Dec, 1913[3]
Completed: Aug, 1914[4]
Sold: Dec, 1921[5]

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

Service

Lucifer joined the Third Destroyer Flotilla after her commissioning. With 3 D.F., she would become part of the Harwich Striking Force in March, 1915. She remained with the flotilla through its redesignation as the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla in September 1915.

In March, 1917, Lucifer was transferred to the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, which was a component of the Dover Patrol.

In June, she went to the First Destroyer Flotilla, which was under the command of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth. She left in January 1918 and became one of eleven destroyers based in the Firth of Forth, a formation that would, by February, be occasionally referred to as the Methil Convoy Flotilla. She would among the last two destroyers in that group to remain active before being sent to the Nore in February, 1919 to enter the Reserve.

Lucifer was reduced to a C. & M. Party at Devonport on 15 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. 803.
  7. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/81. f. 43.
  8. Mack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/81. f. 43.
  9. Williamson-Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/34. f. 388.
  10. Williamson-Napier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/34. f. 388.
  11. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395h.
  13. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592. Inference being made that a date within is spurious.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 836.

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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