HMS North Star (1916)

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HMS North Star was a Royal Navy Admiralty M-class destroyer constructed and then operational in the First World War. She was sunk in April 1918.[1]

The destroyer was launched on 9 November 1916 and completed in February 1917.[2]

Sinking[edit]

The destroyer took part in the Zeebrugge raid in April 1918 and was assigned as an escort ship, along with HMS Phoebe to guard HMS Vindictive.[3] She was subsequently sunk on 23 April 1918 by German shore batteries 1 nmi (1.2 mi; 1.9 km) off Zeebrugge harbour, during the raid.[4] According to the official British Admiralty Statement on the Zeebrugge Raid, North Star lost her way in the smoke of the raid and emerged into the light of star-shells, whereupon she was sunk by coastal batteries.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Destroyers - World War One". Harwich and Dovercourt. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921, Conway Publishing, 1997. p. 79.
  3. ^ Warner, P. The Zeebrugge Raid, Pen and Sword, 2008.p.155
  4. ^ "HMS North Star". Wrecksite. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  5. ^ "British Admiralty Statement on the Zeebrugge Raid, 22-23 April 1918". First World War.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016.