H.M.S. Shark (1912)

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H.M.S. Shark (1912)
Pendant Number: H.04 (1914)[1]
Builder: Swan Hunter[2]
Launched: 30 Jul, 1912[3]
Completed: Apr, 1913[4]
Sunk: 31 May, 1916[5]
Fate: in Battle of Jutland

H.M.S. Shark was one of twenty destroyers of the Acasta class.

She was lost at the Battle of Jutland. There was a later destroyer named Shark, as well.

Service

In mid-1913, she was operating with the Third Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

Under command of Loftus W. Jones, Shark was one of seven Acasta class destroyers of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla that saw action during the Scarborough Raid on 16 December 1914, acting as one of three destroyers in the second division.[7]

At the Battle of Jutland, she was lost in night action while operating with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla under the command of Commander Loftus William Jones.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 63.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 375.
  7. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 26-30.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 380a.
  10. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  11. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  12. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  13. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 380a. The Navy List consistently say 1912, but I think it is 1914, as he first appears with Shark in the November 1914 edition.

Bibliography


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