HMS Lysander

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HMS Lysander was a Laforey Class Destroyer.

These were the last Destroyers completed before the outbreak of World War One, and the first class to be named in the new Alphabetical system. Six of the Class were built with two funnels with the remainder having three. They were also the first class to be given double Torpedo Tubes. The " L" Flotilla saw a lot of active service during the war, with HMS Lance having fired the first naval shot of the war when it sank, along with HMS Landrail, the German minelayer Konigen Luise. They took part in most of the naval actions and during the war they formed the famous "Harwich Force".

HMS Lysander saw action at The Battle of Heligoland Bight and The Battle of Dogger Bank

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