L9

 

Type:
'L' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
L.9
Laid Down:
October 1916.
Denny, Dumbarton.

Commissioned:
27th May 1918.
Not known at present.

Commander:
May 1919 - 1921
Lt. E.H. Dolphin.

1921
Lt. Cdr. H.G. Higgins DSO.
Dec. 1921
Lt. Cdr. A.L. Noakes.
Aug 1925
Lt. K.J. Riddell
Complement:
39
3 Officers and 36 Ratings.

Service Career:
1918
9th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1919
6th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Devonport.
1919
Assembling at Portsmouth to form the 4th Flotilla bound for Hong Kong.
Jan. 1920
4th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Hong Kong.
1921
4th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Hong Kong.
1925
4th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Hong Kong (Reserve).
1926
4th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Hong Kong.

Fate:
Sank during typhoon 18th August 1923 in Hong Kong harbour, no losses.
She was raised and refitted and put into service for another four years.
She was sold in Hong Kong on 30 June 1927, the first 'L' class boat to be sold.