H.M.S. Sparrowhawk (1918)

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H.M.S. Sparrowhawk (1918)
Pendant Number: G.53 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Swan Hunter[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1917 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 14 May, 1918[4]
Completed: 4 Sep, 1918[5]
Sold:

H.M.S. Sparrowhawk was one of sixty-seven "S" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy as the Great War was ending.

There were two earlier destroyers named Sparrowhawk: one launched in 1895 and one launched in 1912.

Service

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 27 April, 1920.[6]

Reduced to Reserve Complement on 21 May 1924. By March 1925 she was attached to the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 311.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 866.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 271.
  8. Thomson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/141. f. 153.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 909.
  10. Thomson Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/141. f. 153.
  11. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/107. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  13. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/107. f. ?.
  14. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  15. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  16. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  17. Lilley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/24. f. 24.
  18. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 814.
  20. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  21. Left when she paid off, which must be before McKenna went to Whirlwind on 6 January, 1926.

Bibliography


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Strenuous Stronghold Sturdy Trojan Truant
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Speedy Tobago Torbay Toreador Tourmaline
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