Sabrina 1916 HMS - Destroyer

User avatar
Posts: 4934
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:11 pm

Sabrina 1916 HMS - Destroyer

Post by Woody » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:54 pm

HMS Sabrina
Destroyer, R Class, 6th order, Yarrow Special - C6A, G.79. G92
Laid down in November 1915 and launched by Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun, Yard No 1393, on 24/7/1916. Sold 5/11/1926 to Cashmore, Newport for BU.
930t normal; 1173t deep load
83.4m x 7.8m x 2.7m
2 shaft Brown-Curtis direct-drive turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers, oil, 27,000shp giving 36 knots.
3 x 4in 45 cal QF Mk IV, 1 x 2pdr pom-pom, 4 x 21in TTs (2 x 2)
Crew 82

Completed in September 1916 and was assigned to the 15th Destroyer Flotilla
13/12/1917 while on Scandanavian Convoy duty she assisted the damaged Destroyer HMS Pellew which had sought shelter in Norwegian waters. She helped to make her seaworthy so she could return to Scapa
24/8/1920 Reduced to Reserve

More information Welcome
C Sabrina C6A.jpg

User avatar
Ian Burns
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Re: Sabrina 1916 HMS - Destroyer

Post by Ian Burns » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:30 pm

My interest is in naval aviation during WW1, so my ship knowledge is limited to seaplane carriers, early aircraft carriers, etc. However, once in a while I find something interesting about specific ships.

In a letter from a pilot aboard the Harwich based seaplane carrier Vindex (Written whilst returning from an uneventful trip to cover minelaying forces either in the Heligoland Bight on 20/21 April 1917, or off Terschelling , on 27/28 April.), I found the following. The style is typical, he was a poet and barely out of school:

And after us, yes, indeed, without doubt cometh , G79 the Rosithian, long and swift, with its bridge, yes certainly, covered with matting & its funnels, especially two in particular covered in salt, & she has a bone of white in her teeth.

A wonderful description of a destroyer I must admit.

G79 was HMS Sabrina of the 15th Destroyer Flotilla, attached to the Grand Fleet, apparently based at Rosyth - the Rosithian reference.
So, was Sabrina on temporary loan to the Harwich Force or was the 15th involved on the minelaying operations? I leave that to better informed to solve.

Post Reply

Return to “RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests