H.M.S. Mosquito (1910)

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H.M.S. Mosquito (1910)
Pendant Number: H.A3 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 27 Jan, 1910[4]
Completed: Aug, 1910[5]
Sold: Aug, 1920[6]

H.M.S. Mosquito was one of 16 destroyers of the Beagle class.

Service

In mid-1913, she was with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

On 5 February 1918, Mosquito, Grasshopper and Pigeon were escorting a convoy when the Anchor Line/Cunard troopship SS Tuscania was torpedoed and sunk in the North Channel, off Islay by UB 77 as the convoy approached Liverpool. Mosquito assisted in the rescue operations, saving approximately 300 lives.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 60.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  3. March. British Destroyers. p. 101.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 306.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. pp. 73-74.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 347.
  8. Email from Marilyn Gahm, Spooner, Wisconsin USA to Tone, 20170205.
  9. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 346.
  11. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396d.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396dd.
  14. Pender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 834.
  15. Pender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 834.
  16. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  17. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 821.
  19. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  20. Brind Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 36.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 849.

Bibliography


Beagle Class Destroyer
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