4 in Q.F. Gun Mounting P MkIX (mount only - ex HMS Laurel)
Battle damaged 4in Q F Gun mounting removed from HMS Laurel
HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer HMS Laurel was on patrol and escort duty in home waters from October 1914 to March 1918, and was present at the First Battle of Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914, the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24 January 1915, and the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.
At the Battle of Heligoland Bight, HMS Laurel was hit by at least three shells. The first exploded in the engine room, causing considerable damage and killing four crew, the second struck the forecastle, knocking the forward gun mount out of action, killing three. The third exploded on the mount amidships between the funnels and detonated the ready use ammunition, which being lyddite, exploded in one vast concussion, killing or wounding all the gun crew and knocking the aft funnel over the side. She was subsequently taken in tow by HMS Arethusa and repaired at Chatham.
Battle damaged 4in Gun Mount removed from HMS Laurel after the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914.
The Ship served with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion and transferred to escort duties after 1917. Sold for breaking in November 1921