H.M.S. Amazon (1926)

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H.M.S. Amazon (1926)
Pendant Number: D39
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company
Laid down: 29 Jan, 1925[1]
Launched: 27 Jan, 1926[2]
Completed: 1926[3]
Commissioned: 9 May, 1927[4]
Sold: 24 Oct, 1948[5]

H.M.S. Amazon was a Thornycroft-built prototype destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid 1920s. She and Yarrow & Company's Ambuscade helped determine the design factors that would inform more significant post-war construction, culminating in the "A" and "B" Class Destroyers of 1929-30.

There was an earlier Amazon launched in 1908.

Construction and Service

Amazon was commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 May, 1927 under the command of Commander Francis Howard, who had been appointed to the ship almost a year earlier.[6]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth 16 October, 1928 for service wqith the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[7]

She commissioned at Portsmouth on 1 June, 1932.[8]

Re-commissioned on 1 September, 1933.[9]

Re-commissioned on 3 September, 1934.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 215.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 214.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 214.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 214.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  12. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  13. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 214.
  15. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 07, 1933; pg. 9; Issue 46413.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 215.
  17. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 19, 1933; pg. 7; Issue 46553.
  18. "Command of the Amazon." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 26, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47152.
  19. "Command of the Amazon." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 26, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47152.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 215.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 214.

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Destroyer H.M.S. Amazon