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HMS Sceptre (1917) DD  (3rd)

    
This the third ship to carry the name Sceptre was an R Class Destroyer.

Built by Stephen Shipbuilders launched on 18-April-1917 in Glasgow and completed 26-May-1917. During sea trials she averaged nearly 36 knots in a Force 6.

A total of 51 ships were in this class and saw service from 1916 to 1917, suffering comparatively light losses. Sceptre saw action as part of Admiral Beattie's force, primarily employed in convoy escort and patrol duty in the North Sea and Atlantic. 

On 17 July 1917, Sceptre shot down a Zeppelin and later that year sank an armed German trawler. 

She survived the war and was sold 16-Dec-1926.

 

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This page last edited - 21 September, 2012.

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