H.M.S. Biarritz (1914)

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H.M.S. Biarritz (1914)
Pendant Number: P.48 (Mar 1915)
N.10 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: William Denny & Brothers
Launched: 7 Dec, 1914
Commissioned: 8 Mar, 1915[2]
Returned: 6 May, 1920[3]
Fate: to civil use

H.M.S. Biarritz was a merchant ship which was converted for use as a minelayer in 1915 for work with the Royal Navy.

Service

Biarritz worked in the Mediterranean.[4]

The British criticised her as being "too small for a large minelayer and too slow for a small one. Another serious disadvantage was that her mines were carried on the upper deck."[5]

Armament

Guns

Her guns were as follows.[6]

  • two 12-pdr

Mines

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

  • The Minelaying of H.M.S. Biarritz at The National Archives. ADM 137/838.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  4. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. p. 13.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. p. 13.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 118.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 400z.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 989.

Bibliography


Minelayer H.M.S. Biarritz