Replacement River Gunboat ordered from Yarrow Ltd with HMS GANNET
and launched on 18th July 1927
as the 5th RN ship to carry the
name. It was introduced in 1777 for a Survey Sloop (Ex
DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER) and was last used for a destroyer built in 1899 which
was sold in 1919. After completion in 1928 the ship was disassembled and shipped
to Hong Kong for re-assembly before being deployed in the with the Yangtse
Flotilla at Shanghai to provide a British
the protection of British flagged
shipping and British nationals.
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 Silver, a peterel in flight Black.
M o t to
not: 'Care not’.
D e t a i l s o f W a r S e r v
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September Deployed with
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Deployment with Yangtse Flotilla in continuation.
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duties in continuation.
to The ship was disarmed during this
period and remained at Shanghai.
8th Japanese cruiser IDZUMO threatened ship
to surrender and was sunk by gunfire.
List - note on casualties)