Admiral of the fleet sir reginald yorke Tyrwhitt

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Admiral of the fleet sir reginald yorke Tyrwhitt

British admiral who commanded Harwich Force during the Great War




Reginald Tyrwhitt is Born

May 10, 1870

Reginald Tyrwhitt is born

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt joins the Navy

Jul 15, 1883

Reginald Tyrwhitt joins the Royal Navy as a Cadet on HMS Britannia

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Location: Dartmouth



Tyrwhitt joins HMS Alexandra

Aug 1885

Cadet Tyrwhitt is sent to HMS Alexandra in the Mediterranean

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Location: Mediterranean



Tyrwhitt is Rated Midshipman

Dec 15, 1885

Reginald Tyrwhitt is rated Midshipman and transfers to HMS Calypso

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Location: Mediterranean



Tyrwhitt Becomes a Sub-Lieutenant

Mar 14, 1890

Midshipman Tyrwhitt is commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt Becomes a Lieutenant

Aug 25, 1892

Sub-Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt is promoted to Lieutenant and then transfers to HMS Cleopatra on the North American station

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Location: North America



Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Hart

Jan 1896

Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt is given his first command, the destroyer HMS Hart

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt joins HMS Indefatigable

Dec 1899

Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt becomes the First Lieutenant of HMS Indefatigable on the North American and West Indies station

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Location: North America



Tyrwhitt Becomes Commander

Jan 01, 1903

Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt is promoted to Commander, and then transfers to HMS Aurora that same year

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Waveney

1904

Commander Tyrwhitt is given command of the destroyer HMS Waveney

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Attentive

1906

Commander Tyrwhitt is given command of the scout cruiser HMS Attentive

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Skirmisher

1907

Commander Tyrwhitt is given command of the scout cruiser HMS Skirmisher

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt Becomes Captain

Jun 30, 1908

Commander Tyrwhitt is promoted to Captain

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Location: Britain



Captain of the 4Th Destroyer Flotilla

Aug 1909

Captain Tyrwhitt becomes the Captain of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla, which he commands from the cruiser HMS Topaze

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Location: Britain



6Th Cruiser Squadron

Aug 1910

Captain Tyrwhitt becomes the Flag Captain to the Commander of the 6th Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean Fleet

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Location: Mediterranean



2Nd Destroyer Flotilla

Aug 1912

Captain Tyrwhitt becomes captain of the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla which he commands from the scout cruiser HMS Bellona

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt Becomes Commodore

Dec 1913

Captain Tyrwhitt is promoted to Commodore and given command of all the destroyers of the First Fleet

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Given Harwich Force

Apr 07, 1914

Commodore Tyrwhitt is given command of Harwich Force

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Location: Britain



First Shot of the War

Aug 05, 1914

HMS Lance and HMS Landrail go to investigate ships dropping mines. HMS lance opens fire with her 4-inch guns, the first shots from the British in the Great War.

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Location: North Sea



Battle of Texel

Oct 17, 1914

A battle between British destroyers and German Torpedo boats

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Location: North Sea



Raid on Yarmouth

Nov 03, 1914

German cruisers fire on a minesweeper patrolling the sea off Yarmouth in the hope that this will lure out a portion of the Grand Fleet. Admiral Beatty's is contacted and heads south with his battlecruisers, not knowing that there was a flotilla of Battleships waiting for them. But by the time that they get to Yarmouth the German fleet had already headed back to Germany, with one of its ships hitting one of their own mines as it approached Wilhelmshaven. Admiral Hipper was awarded an Iron Cross for this action, but he refused to wear it as he felt that little had been accomplished.

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Location: Britain



German Code Book

Nov 30, 1914

A trawler finds a chest that had been thrown overboard by one of the German torpedo boats during the Battle of Texel. This chest contains the code book used by the German light forces stations on the coast.

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Location: North Sea



Raid on Scarborough

Dec 16, 1914

The german navy tries to bait the Grand Fleet

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Location: Britain



Cuxhaven Raid

Dec 25, 1914

Aircraft from the seaplane carriers of the Harwich Force to raid a Zeppelin base

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Location: Europe



Prize Rules

1915

During one patrol of the North sea twenty captured trawlers were brought to Harwich as prizes

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Location: North Sea



Battle of Dogger Bank

Jan 24, 1915

A British victory in the north sea, with the German's loosing one to a flash fire. This would lead to better procedures which would serve them well during the Battle of Jutland.

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Location: North Sea



HMS Undaunted Colides With HMS Landrail

Apr 1915

HMS Undaunted is damaged in a collision with one of the destroyers of Harwich Force, HMS Landrail

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Location: North Sea



HMS Undaunted Collides With HMS Cleopatra

Mar 1916

HMS Undaunted collides with HMS Cleopatra

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Location: North Sea



Harwich Force Escort Damaged Ships

Jun 01, 1916

The destroyers of Harwich force are sent to escort the ships damaged during the Battle of Jutland back to the Humber for repairs.

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Location: North Sea



Harwich Force Escorts Convoy

Aug 13, 1916

HMS Lance and a number of other Destroyers from Harwich Force escorts a convoy of merchant ships to the Netherlands. One of the destroyers, HMS Lassoo, is struck by a torpedo from a German U-Boat. HMS Lance rescues the crew from HMS Lassoo just before it breaks in half and sinks.

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Location: North Sea



HMS Lance joins Dover Patrol

Mar 1917

HMS Lance is transferred from Harwich Force to the Dover Patrol

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Location: North Sea



Tyrwhitt Leaves Harwich Force

May 01, 1919

Commodore Tyrwhitt is replaced as the commander of Harwich Force by George Holmes Borrett

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Location: Britain



Senior Naval Officer of Gibraltar

Jul 1919

Commodore Tyrwhitt becomes the Senior Naval Officer of Gibraltar

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Location: Gibraltar



Tyrwhitt Made Rear-Admiral

Dec 02, 1919

Commodore Tyrwhitt is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Location: Gibraltar



Tyrwhitt is Created Baronet

Dec 13, 1919

Rear-Admiral Tyrwhitt is created Baronet of Terschelling and of Oxford

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Location: Britain



3Rd Light Cruiser Squadron

1921

Rear-Admiral Tyrwhitt raises his flag on HMS Cardiff when he is given command of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean Fleet

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Location: Mediterranean



Tyrwhitt Made C in C of Scotland

Jun 1923

Rear-Admiral Tyrwhitt is made the Commander-in-Chief of the Coast of Scotland

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Made Vice-Admiral

Jan 18, 1925

Rear-Admiral Tyrwhitt is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt Made C in C of China

Nov 1926

Vice-Admiral Tyrwhitt is made the Commander-in-Chief of the China station and raises his flag on HMS Hawkins

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Location: China



Tyrwhitt is Made Full Admiral

Feb 27, 1929

Vice-Admiral Tyrwhitt is promoted to full Admiral

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt Made C in C of the Nore

May 1930

Admiral Tyrwhitt becomes the Commander-in-Chief of The Nore

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Location: Portsmouth



Naval Aide-De-Camp

Oct 10, 1932

Admiral Tyrwhitt is appointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King

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Location: Britain



Admiral Tyrwhitt Retires

May 1933

Admiral Tyrwhitt lowers his flag for the last time and retires from active service

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Location: Britain



Tyrwhitt is Made Admiral of the Fleet

Jul 31, 1934

Admiral Tyrwhitt is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

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Location: Britain



Reginald Tyrwhitt Dies

May 30, 1951

Admiral of the Fleet Tyrwhitt dies in Sandhurst

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Location: Britain