H.M.S. Gipsy (1897)

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H.M.S. Gipsy (1897)
Pendant Number: P.23 (1914)
D.58 (Sep 1915)
D.43 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: 1896-97 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Oct, 1896[4]
Launched: 9 Mar, 1897[5]
Commissioned: Jul, 1898[6]
Sold: 1921[7]

H.M.S. Gipsy was one of forty destroyers of the "C" class — a "30 knotter".

Service

In mid-1913, she was with the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

With the assistance of some drifters, she sank the U 48 by gunfire off Goodwin Sands on 24 November, 1917.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 57.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 95.
  8. The Navy List (July, 1913), p. 319.
  9. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 62.
  10. The Navy List (April, 1914), p. 320.
  11. The Navy List (January, 1915), p. 322.
  12. The Navy List (February, 1919), p. 801.

Bibliography


"C" Class Destroyer
Star Whiting Bat Chamois Crane
Flying Fish Fawn Flirt Bullfinch Dove
Violet Sylvia Lee Avon Bittern
Otter Leopard Vixen Brazen Electra
Recruit Vulture Kestrel Cheerful Mermaid
Greyhound Racehorse Roebuck Gipsy Fairy
Osprey Leven Falcon Ostrich Thorn
Tiger Vigilant Albatross Viper Velox
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