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HMS Sparrowhawk (1912)

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HMS Sparrowhawk was an built in 1912 and sunk in 1916 at the Battle of Jutland after a collision with the destroyer leader . Construction and career Sparrowhawk was one of three s built at the Wallsend yard of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson and launched on 12 October 1912. She joined the Royal Navy as part of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla upon completion in mid-1913. Service in World War I From the outbreak of World War I Sparrowhawk served with the 4th Destroyer Flotilla as part of the Grand Fleet. Loss at the Battle of Jutland She was sunk on 1 June 1916 after a collision with at the Battle of Jutland. Six of her crew were killed. At around 23.40 some of the ships of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla formed up under Commander Walter Allen of Broke, who was the half-flotilla leader, with the aim of continuing the attack against German ships nearby. Broke was caught in searchlights coming from the German
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