HMS CARDIFF ( D58)

HMS CARDIFF ( D58)

“..Cardiff, the second ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered in March–April 1916 as part of the Repeat War Programme....Became flagship of 6th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet ... Cardiff participated in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight on 17 November 1917. Successful attempt by the British to intercept German minesweeping forces that were clearing British minefields in the North Sea. The 6th LCS screened the two light Courageous-class battlecruisers of the 1st Cruiser Squadron during the battle together with the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron. The British lost the German minesweepers in the smoke screen laid by the four German light cruisers and pursued the latter ships for most of the battle, although they inflicted little damage in the poor visibility caused by the German smoke. Cardiff fired the most of any ship in her squadron, but did not hit any German ships. She was, however, hit four or five times herself, killing seven crewmen (Beddow, Cole, Collis, Little E, Munro, Phillips and Timmins) and wounding thirteen, but was only lightly damaged. Based at Scapa Flow and Rosyth during 1918, the ship spent the remainder of the war escorting convoys and training in the northern portion of the North Sea. By 21 November 1918 the war was over, and Cardiff had the honour of leading the German High Seas Fleet to the Firth of Forth to be interned...” Sourced from https://wikivisually.com/wiki/HMS_Cardiff_(D58) lives I have linked were sourced on Forces War Records site and Officers from ADM177/14 p392e. Not all were serving on Cardiff in 1917. See “Life” Capt. Claud H Sinclair for my list of unmatched names (under stories)

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