The Admiralty first ordered two builder's specials each from the experienced destroyer builders YarrowThornycroft and Hawthorn Leslieto the builder's own des, with another ship ordered to Yarrow's de in Mayand then ordered six to the standard admiralty de. Three Yarrow water-tube boilers fed escorh to Brown-Curtis impulse steam turbinesdriving two propeller shafts.
After the 13th Division had all left, the 10th Flotilla continued on escort duties based at Devonportescorting the ships carrying the next division to be sent to the Gallipoli campaignthe 12th Division. The division sighted three German destroyers and set off in pursuit, but the German force escaped under cover of a rain squall and a heavy smoke screen. The torpedo boat S50which had lost contact with the rest of the German flotilla, encountered the British destroyer Simoom and torpedoed and sunk the British ship before escaping.
The force captured 15 German fishing trawlers and sunk another on 7 October, escort Manly manly responsible for at least one of the captures, the West, which was later operated by the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean as the Cordwosin. The Admiralty first ordered two builder's specials each from the experienced destroyer builders YarrowThornycroft and Hawthorn Mamlyto the builder's own des, with another ship ordered to Yarrow's de in Mayand then ordered six to the standard admiralty de.
The German force avoided Manly's group, but ran into three British light cruisers, with the torpedo-boats V69 and G41 damaged by British shellfire and collision before escaping.
When a submarine was sighted, six more destroyers of the Harwich Force, including Manly, were sent to reinforce the patrol, but shortly after the two groups of destroyers met up, the force was recalled as radio intercepts indicated that German battlecruisers were about to sortie. This caused the operation to be abandoned.
The bombardment sank the submarine UCand two barges, and damaged three torpedo boats. Three Yarrow water-tube boilers fed steam to Brown-Curtis impulse steam turbinesdriving two propeller shafts.
The destroyer Medusa was sunk after a collision with the destroyer Laverockwhile later in the day, in an encounter with German torpedo boats, the cruiser Cleopatra rammed and sunk the German torpedo-boat Gbut was then rammed herself by the cruiser Undaunteddamaging both cruisers. Manly ran aground in thick fog esdort outside Queenstown, however, leaving Aquitania with only Mentor and Miranda as escort. Despite the damage, Mentor made it safely back to Harwich.
Little damage was done, and the lock gates of the port, the principle objective of the operation, were untouched. Manly remained ecsort Empress of Britain until pm on 2 July, then set course to Queenstown to refuel, after which she was to rendezvous with the other two destroyers to escort the Aquitaniaanother Dardanelles-bound former ocean liner.
In total six light cruisers, two leaders and 16 destroyers were deployed to intercept the German force. The second division, led by the cruiser Canterburyalso encountered the three German destroyers, but the German force managed to reach Zeebrugge safely. The force encountered five patrolling German destroyers, and the German destroyer B98 torpedoed the destroyer Mentorblowing off Mentor's bows, and then turned away.
They continued escorting the minelayer Paris until 9 February. The air attack was unsuccessful, with the airship base not being at Hoyer as thought, but at Tondern further inland.