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H.M.S.  COCKCHAFER,  MANTIS AND  SCARAB

 

ROYAL NAVY INSECT CLASS RIVER GUNBOATS

 

 

 

WANHSIEN INCIDENT

 

August - September 1926

 

The following is an excerpt from “Armed with Stings”

(A History of the Insect Class River Gunboats)

 

 Author A Cecil Hampshire offers us a full written account of this incident.

 

 

Pages 55 - 72

 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

By A. Cecil Hampshire

 

I have received considerable assistance in compiling this brief history of twelve remarkable little ships

of the Royal Navy from officers and men who at come period in their naval careers served on board them

in Russia, Mesopotamia, China and elsewhere.

 

Among those I particularly wish to thank:

 

  Commander J. C. Boldero, D.S.C. & Bar, R.N. (Rtd.),

Commander S. R. H. Davenport, R.N. (Rtd.),

Commander F. B. Carnduff, R.N. (Rtd.),

Commander J. F. Blackburn, D.S.O. $ Bar, R.N. (Rtd.),

Commander A. D. Gilbert, R.N. (Rtd.),

Lieutenant-Commander W. N. D. Lang, R.N.V.R.,

Mr H. Jobson,

Mr W. C. Legood,

Mr T. H. Badger

 Mr J. Cleugh;

 

Also Messrs. Yarrow & Co. Ltd.

who in addition to furnishing much useful information also kindly provided some of the photographs.

 

My grateful thanks are also due to the Department of the Chief of Naval Information

The Records Department of the Admiralty;

The staff of the Admiralty Library;

The Hydrographer of the Navy

The staff of the Photographic Library of the Imperial War Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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