INSECT-Class River Gunboat ordered from Barclay Curie
and launched on 19th December 1915 as the 1st RN ship
to carry this name. Build was
completed in February 1916.
B a t t l
e H o n o u r s
H e r a l d i c D a t a
Badge: On a Field Green, a Cicala Silver
M o t t o
Fortuna Sequente: 'With
favouring fortune '
D e t
a i l s o f
W a r S e r v i c e
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1 9 3 9
September Deployed with West River
1 9 4 0
West River deployment in continuation.
1 9 4 1
January Future deployment under consideration, transferred to Hong Kong.
Deployed at Hong Kong.
defence of Hong Kong after Japanese declaration of war came under
air attack off Hong Kong and sunk.
List - note on
CICALA in HONG KONG
by George Moor
George's grandfather, John Reuben Moor served
in World War 1, and was later awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct
Medal. His service included HMS Cicala, and two of his photographs follow -
HMS Cicala in Hong Kong, and her British and Chinese crew: