H.M.S. Moresby (1915)

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H.M.S. Moresby (1915)
Pendant Number: H.C1 (1914)
F.02 (Jan 1917)
H.27 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: J. S. White[2]
Ordered: Sep 1914[3]
Launched: 20 Nov, 1915[4]
Completed: 7 Apr, 1916[5]
Sold:

H.M.S. Moresby was one of one hundred and three destroyers of the "M" class built for the Royal Navy during the Great War.

Service

In April, 1916 Moresby was assigned to the newly-created Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

At the Battle of Jutland, she screened the First Battle Cruiser Squadron as one of twelve destroyers operating with the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[7][8]

In September, 1917, Moresby transferred to the Second Destroyer Flotilla, part of the Northern Division, Coast of Ireland Station based in Buncrana.

On 15 March, 1918 Moresby and Michael helped sink the submarine U 110.

In December, 1918, she was sent to the Nore to await her fate in the post-war navy.

Moresby was reduced to a C. & M. Party at the Nore on 8 February, 1920.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Legh's Service Record does not clearly indicate his taking command of Moresby, but he was awarded a D.S.C. specifically for his part in destroying the submarine U 110, which this ship did with Michael. Navy Lists seem to bolster the view that he did switch from Acasta to Moresby on the date given above. I infer that his service record omits the appointment, which is a rare sort of error.— TONY LOVELL, Editor.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 65.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 65.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 308.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1916). p. 12.
  7. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 814.
  10. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395t.
  11. Alison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/217. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395t.
  13. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/224. f. 236.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 848.
  15. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/224. f. 236.

Bibliography


"M" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design (Three Funnels)
Matchless Murray Myngs Milne Moorsom
Morris Mons Marne Mystic Maenad
Manners Mandate Magic Moresby Marmion
Martial Mary Rose Menace Mameluke Marvel
Mischief Mindful Nonsuch Negro Nessus
Noble Nizam Nomad Nonpareil Norman
Northesk North Star Nugent Obedient Obdurate
Onslaught Onslow Opal Ophelia Opportune
Oracle Orestes Orford Orpheus Octavia
Ossory Nestor Napier Narborough Narwhal
Nicator Norseman Oberon Observer Offa
Orcadia Oriana Oriole Osiris Paladin
Parthian Partridge Pasley Plucky Portia
Pheasant Phoebe Pigeon Plover Penn
Peregrine Pelican Pellew Petard Peyton
  Prince Pylades Medina Medway  
Thornycroft Specials (Three Funnels)
Mastiff Meteor Michael Milbrook Minion
Munster Nepean Nereus Patrician Patriot
  Rapid Ready  
Yarrow Specials (Two Funnels)
Miranda Minos Manly Moon Morning Star
Mounsey Musketeer Nerissa Relentless Rival
Hawthorn Leslie Specials (Four Funnels)
  Mansfield Mentor  
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