destroyer ordered from Hawthorn Leslie
at Newcastle under 1917-18 Programme (12th
Order) in July 1917. The ship was laid down
on 13th December 1917
and launched on 5th November 1918. She was
the 2nd RN
ship to carry this
name, previously used by a Water Carrier
hired in 1916 for war service. Build
was completed on 3rd August 1919.
into service she was used for trials of a
flying off platform for aircraft.
When war with
Germany was declared on 3rd Sept. 1939
this destroyer was deployed with the Local
Destroyer Flotilla at Hong
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Deployed on China Station for patrol
and Interception of German shipping,
for conversion for use as minelayer.
Destroyers SCOTT, TENEDOS, and THRACIAN
on, the China Station were also
Taken in hand by
Laid defensive minefield in Lantau
Channel with HMS
which had been converted from use as a
mercantile ferry, HMS
mines were laid in this operation).
conversion deployed at Hong Kong for local escort and patrol duty.
Local patrol and escort duties in
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Hong Kong Local
Flotilla trade defence and patrol
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(Note: After war with
was imminent future deployment
with US Navy.
At Hong Kong.
with HM Destroyer SCOUT as
agreed with US Navy.
passage to Join Eastern Fleet and
avoided interception by IJN.
After arrival carried out local escort
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Sent with HM Australian Destroyer
VAMPIRE to intercept Japanese invasion
coast of Malaya.
In action with UN cruiser SENDARI and
destroyers YUGIRI, FUBUKI and
in engine room and disabled prior to
sinking after in a gallant confrontation
OPERATION PACIFIC by Edwyn
Gray and. WAR WITH