H.M.S. Scorpion (1910)

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H.M.S. Scorpion (1910)
Pendant Number: D.90 (Feb 1915)
H.C3 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1908-09 Programme[3]
Launched: 19 Feb, 1910[4]
Completed: Aug, 1910[5]
Sold: Oct, 1921[6]

H.M.S. Scorpion was one of sixteen destroyers of the Beagle class.

Service

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

She distinguished herself by surprising two Turkish battalions at night by illuminating them with her searchlight and firing heavily on them in the open, causing great casualties.[8]

At Suvla Bay on 6-7 August, 1915, Scorpion was struck by a shell in her boiler room when working with five other Beagles and Arno to tow troop barges in.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 61.
  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. 373.
  8. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 113.
  10. Fabulous Admirals. p. 128.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397w.
  12. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  13. Farquharson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/231. f. 244.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 397w.
  15. Farquharson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/231. f. 244.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397w.
  17. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 905.

Bibliography


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