Harwich Force

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The Harwich Force was a Royal Navy command during the First World War, based on the East Anglian port of Harwich.

History

The command was founded in April, 1914 as "Destroyer Flotillas of First Fleet," an administrative name it would sporadically bear for some time in the Navy Lists.[1]

April, 1915

In April, 1915, it was given the more aggressive-sounding name, Harwich Striking Force, then having two light cruisers and two destroyer squadrons served by depot ship Dido, giving it a total of four light cruisers and thirty-two "L" and "M" class destroyers.

Battle of Jutland

Main article: Harwich Force at the Battle of Jutland

Rear-Admirals and Commodores Commanding

The command was almost unique in having a single commander throughout the conflict.

Dates of appointment given:

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September 1914). p. 6.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 6.
  3. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  4. Borrett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 505.

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