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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[]

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 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[]

  1. "Destroyers - World War One". Harwich and Dovercourt. http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/warships/destroyers-2/. 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. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?966. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  5. "British Admiralty Statement on the Zeebrugge Raid, 22-23 April 1918". First World War.com. http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/zeebrugge_admiralty1.htm. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 


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