H.M.S. Lurcher (1912)

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H.M.S. Lurcher (1912)
Pendant Number: H.01 (1914)
H.65 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Yarrow[2]
Ordered: 1910-11 Programme[3]
Launched: 1 Jun, 1912[4]
Completed: Oct, 1913[5]
Sold: 9 Jun, 1922[6]

H.M.S. Lurcher was one of twenty-nine destroyers of the Acheron class, one of the three "Yarrow specials" which proved so amazingly fast.

Service

In mid-1913, she was in the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

At the Battle of Heligoland Bight, Lurcher was erroneously feared lost after she'd gone so far into the Ems in search of the enemy. Later, she bolted in to rescue 220 survivors of Mainz.[8]

Lionel Dawson admitted that he suffered many of his operational accidents in Lurcher, colliding with submarines and fouling buoys in and around Harwich.[9]

Post-War

She was reduced to the care of a C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 62.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 342.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 126.
  9. Dawson. Flotillas. pp 151-153 and nearby passages.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 804.
  11. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1913). p. 342.
  13. Cumberlege Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/297. f. 334.
  14. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/373. f. 422.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1914). p. 342.
  16. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/373. f. 422.
  17. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/146. f. 79.
  18. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/146. f. 79.
  19. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  20. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/278. f. 293.
  21. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  22. Tomkinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 375.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395y.
  24. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  25. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 208.
  26. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.
  27. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 837.
  28. Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/172. f. 576.

Bibliography


Acheron Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Goshawk Hind Hornet Hydra Defender
Druid Sandfly Jackal Tigress Lapwing
  Lizard Phoenix Ferret Forester  
Yarrow Specials
  Archer Attack  
Thornycroft Specials
  Acheron Ariel  
Parsons Specials
  Badger Beaver  
Firedrake/Yarrow Specials
  Firedrake Lurcher Oak  
Australian type
  Parramatta Warrego Yarra  
  Huon Swan Torrens  
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