H.M.S. Unity (1913)

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H.M.S. Unity (1913)
Pendant Number: H.68 (1914)
H.5A (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Launched: 18 Sep, 1913[3]
Completed: Mar, 1914[4]
Sold: Oct, 1922[5]

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

Service

Unity was assigned, along with the other Acasta class destroyers to the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in 1914.

She was one of seven destroyers of that formation to fight at the Scarborough Raid in the early morning of 16 December, 1914, operating as one of four in the first division headed by in the Lynx.[6]

At the Battle of Jutland, she operated with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur M. Lecky.[7]

In November, 1916, she transferred to the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, which was part of the Dover Patrol.

Unity was reduced to a C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[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. Naval Operations. Volume II. p. 26.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 879.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398t.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398u.
  11. Cooper-Key Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/29. f. 15.
  12. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398o.
  14. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.

Bibliography


Acasta Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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Thornycroft Specials
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