H.M.S. Achilles (1932)

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H.M.S. Achilles (1932)
Builder: Cammell Laird[1]
Laid down: 11 Jun, 1931[2]
Launched: 1 Sep, 1932[3]
Completed: 6 Oct, 1933[4]
Transferred: 1948
Fate: to India
H.M.S. Achilles was one of five Leander Class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy. She was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1941 as H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles and to the Indian Navy as H.M.I.S. Delhi in 1948.

Service

She completed to full complement at Chatham on 10 October, 1933 for service with the Second Cruiser Squadron of the Home Fleet.[5]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 31 March, 1936 for service with the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 30.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 30.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 30.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 30.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1935). pp. 213-4.
  6. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  7. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 300.
  9. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.
  10. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  16. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.


Leander Class Light Cruiser
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