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HMS Dragon -Last shot in the war?

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Researching a sailor who was on HMS Dragon at the time of bombardment of Riga Oct 1919 I came across this newspaper clipping courtesy FMP:

         HMS Dragon lastshotinwar.JPG

 

Is this claim correct?

Charlie962

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charlie962

I have now found the following as qualifying "..War at Sea.."

       HMS Dragon lastshotwaratsea.JPGHMS Dragon last shotofwaratsea.JPG

 

The AB that I am researching was also on Conquest when she was mined June 1918 and he was slightly injured. His next ship was Dragon, list 10/8/18 to 27/12/19. Given that Conquest was under repair for the rest of the war, did much of Dragon's crew come from Conquest?

 

Edit:     Conquest complement 325, Dragon complement 462 and commissioned 16/8/18  (source Wikiped)

Charlie962

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Knotty

Hi Charlie982

Hasn't HMS Dragon just left Pompey to keep an eye on the Russian fleet going through The Channel?

Thanks for passing on that information, it's nice to have corroboration.

 

John

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22 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Hi Charlie982

Hasn't HMS Dragon just left Pompey to keep an eye on the Russian fleet going through The Channel?

Thanks for passing on that information, it's nice to have corroboration.

 

John

That's apparently going after the 2 ships coming up from the Med rather than the carrier going South (that was Duncan).

 

Craig

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Knotty

Thanks Craig, heard something on the radio but wasn't taking to much notice.

Sorry to have gone off topic

John

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ss002d6252

Hopefully it's not the same HMS Dragon (and that there'll be no firing at the Russian's this time).

 

Most people wouldn't think that the last (naval) shots weren't being fired until nearly a year after the armistice.

 

Craig

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charlie962

The claim seems to relate to 9th Nov 1918 rather than 1919 Latvia. Surprising still that the RN didn't fire on the last 2 days?

 

As you say, almost everyone overlooks the Russian conflict.

 

Charlie962

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charlie962

There is an interesting Blog on HMS Dragon at Riga here

 

I have extracted this note from it HMS Dragon Coles.JPG

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James A Pratt III

The RN fired many more shots during the Russian Civil War Period 1918-1920 in the Artic, Baltic and Black sea areas

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