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Battling L's

From The Great War 1914-1918

Battling L's: Also known as 'Ells. A familiar name for the flotilla of destroyer of the "L" Class, the Lance, Lennox, Legion, Loyal and others, active in the North Sea during the War. The "L" Class of destroyers were being introduced into the Service when the War broke out and were our newest and most powerful destroyers to date, built under the 1912-13 programme.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.20.

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