HMS Sparrowhawk at sea

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View of HMS Sparrowhawk at sea, c1913 (TWAM ref. DS.SWH/5/3/4/2/B173). She was an Acasta-class destroyer launched at the Wallsend yard of Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson on 12 October 1912.

She sank on 1 June 1916 after a collision with HMS Broke at the Battle of Jutland. Six crew members were killed. You can find further information about the crew here

The Rivers Tyne and Wear were responsible for building many vessels, which served Britain during the First World War. This set remembers some of those warships that took part in the Battle of Jutland from 31 May to 1 June 1916. During the battle over 6,000 British sailors lost their lives and 14 Royal Naval vessels were sunk. The losses included the battlecruisers HMS Queen Mary and HMS Invincible, as well as the destroyers HMS Shark, HMS Sparrowhawk and HMS Turbulent, all built on Tyneside. Their memory lives on.

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    • 01/Jun/2016 07:42:05

    Oh, thanks for All these. I am not even from Tyne and Wear , but I love these previously (at least to me) unseen images. Thank You very much. And keep em coming as long as you have the funding to continue this wonderful project :-) Thanks again David ( a long time follewer of your feed) Burnside Glasgow Scotchland (och aye the noo jimmy : - ) )

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    • 01/Jun/2016 07:51:54 Thanks for your kind words, David. Really glad you're enjoying these images.