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Basilisk, 1889
Type: Sloop ; Armament 8
Launched : 6 Apr 1889 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
Displacement: 1170 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw
Machinery notes: 2000
Notes:

1890 Sheerness ; officers borne in Pembroke

22 Mar 1900 Due to be recommissioned.

31 March 1901 en route Montevideo => Port Stanley (Census).


Basilisk, 1910
Type: Torpedo Boat Destroyer ; Armament 1-4 inch, 3-12 pdr.
Launched : 1910 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 972 tons
Machinery notes: 12,600 h.p.
Notes:

2 Aug 1914 at Malta, made preparations for war...slipped and proceeded with squadron...looking for the Goeben and Breslau - see p. 514 www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-4.pdf.

1-7 Jan 1916 enemy agents on Mytelene rounded up - see p. 548-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1924-3.pdf.

19 Aug 1916 received heavy enemy gunfire off Rabbit Island - see p 51 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.


Bassanio, Admiralty Trawler No. 309, 1914
Type: Trawler ; Armament: unarmed during the first year of service
Requisitioned as Admiralty Minesweeper : Nov 1914 ? ;
Notes:

10 May 1916 patrolling off Kephela, Imbros Island - see p 44 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

16 Jun 1916 proceeded to Port Kondia for orders. Lieutenant Devine, from 928 Blanche, trawler, appointed to 309, for Tenedos and Asiatic patrol - see p 46 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

17 Jul 1916 sank mine 10 miles N.W. from mouth of Dardanelles - see p 49.

18 Aug 1916 trawler No. 11 ran aground inside harbour ; 309 towed her off ; no damage - see p 51 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

19 Sep 1916 fired at enemy aircraft.

21 Sep 1916 sank or destroyed 2 mines.

5 Oct 1916 attended monitor Abercrombie - see p 52.

8 Oct 1916 Arrived at Salamis harbour as a part of the Entente forces attempting to bring Greece into the war on the side of the allies following the schism between the Royalists and the Venizelists - see p 53 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

9 Oct 1916 sweep the war channels from daylight until dusk. Anchored at outer boom at nights - see p 53 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

11 Oct 1916 proceeded towards Greek Navy single line ahead ; inside the boom ; steamed around the Greek flotilla ; returned to Duncan flagship for further orders. Then escorted armed French bluejackets, who boarded all destroyers and submarines etc. Cleared away the moorings and towed vessels to the allied lines - see p 54 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

22 Oct 1916 Arrived at Port Kondia; freshened boiler water : loaded with stores for Dardanelles, G Patrol, and Kephelo, Imbros Island.

1 Dec 1916 sweep channel with 348 outside Kephelo boom - see p 57 - page out of order.

13-14 Dec 1916 observed incident with aircraft coming from Kum-Kale - see p 58 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

28 Dec 1916 rescued two Greek lighthouse men off Garado Island - see p 60.

31 Dec 1916 arrangements made to get stores off Garado Island - see p 61.