“Boy’s Own Annual” - (1923-1924).
Badges Of Some Of His Majesty’s Ships
The first HMS Montrose was one of eight Admiralty-type destroyer leaders, sometimes known as the Scott class. They were named after figures from Scottish history and were ordered under the Wartime Emergency Construction Programme.
She was laid down at Hebburn-on-Tyne on 17 September 1917, launched in June 1918, Home Fleet from 1930 to 1932, 1939 she was made leader of the 17th Destroyer Flotilla, stationed with the Western Approaches Command, and for the first few months back in active service was tasked with anti-submarine patrols in the East Atlantic.
27 May 1940 assisted in the legendary Evacuation of Dunkirk, escorted convoys to North Russia before resuming coastal patrols off Britain, also covering east coast convoys. Her last action of the war came about supporting the Normandy Landings. Decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.