HMS Tigress (1911)
HMS Tigress was an Acheron-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that served during World War I. She was built under the 1910–11 shipbuilding programme by R. W. Hawthorn Leslie & Company of Hebburn, was launched on 20 December 1911 and was sold for breaking on 9 May 1921.
HMS Tigress during World War I
|Builder:||R. W. Hawthorn Leslie & Company, Hebburn|
|Launched:||20 December 1911|
|Fate:||Sold 9 May 1921|
|Class and type:||Acheron-class destroyer|
|Length:||75 m (246 ft)|
|Beam:||7.8 m (26 ft)|
|Draught:||2.7 m (8.9 ft)|
|Speed:||27 kn (50 km/h)|
|H92||6 December 1914||1 January 1918|
|H4A||1 January 1918||Early 1919|
|H61||Early 1919||9 May 1921|
Battle of Dogger Bank
On 24 January 1915, she was present at the Battle of Dogger Bank with the First Destroyer Flotilla.
In late 1917 Tigress was sent to join the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla, operating in the Mediterranean.
Pursuit of Goeben and Breslau
On 19 January 1918, the two German-Turkish ships SMS Breslau and Goeben passed through the Dardanelles to the Aegean. The two ships were shadowed by a Royal Navy flotilla that was stationed there to intercept them, of which Tigress was a part, along with HM Ships Raglan, M28, and Lizard. The German ships outgunned their opposition, sinking the two monitors, M28 and Raglan, but subsequently ran into a minefield. Breslau struck a mine and sank immediately, with the loss of 330 men. Goeben was damaged but managed to escape.
Entry of the Allied Fleet through the Dardanelles
Tigress was present at the entry of the Allied Fleet through the Dardanelles on 12 November 1918. The Fleet sighted the minarets of Constantinople at 07:00 on 13 November and anchored an hour later. The destroyers maintained an anti-submarine patrol to the west of the anchored fleet.
Tigress was sold on 9 May 1921 to Ward of Milford Haven, Wales for breaking.
- F. J. Ditmarr & J. J. Colledge. British Warships 1914-1919, p. 62.
- ""Arrowsmith" List: Royal Navy WWI Destroyer Pendant Numbers". Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Dreadnought Project page on 5 D.F..
- S E Brooks. "The Entry of the Allied Fleet through the Dardanelles". Oxford University. Retrieved 11 November 2009.