H.M.S. Aphis (1915)

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H.M.S. Aphis (1915)
Pendant Number: P.96 (Jan 1916)
P.03 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Alisa Shipbuilding[2]
Ordered: Feb, 1915[3]
Launched: 15 Sep, 1915[4]
Sold: 1947[5]
Fate: at Singapore
H.M.S. Aphis was one of twelve gunboats of the "Insect" class.

Service

Aphis was re-commissioned 1 July, 1920, tender to Egmont.[6]

On 13 July 1920, she joined Tilbury for a transit westward from the Dardanelles, stopping at Corinth on the 14th to be oiled and suffering an engine breakdown of a few hours duration on the 15th. It is possible but not certain that she continued with Tilbury to arrive at Malta on the 15th.[7]

She paid off to a C. & M. party on 4 May, 1921.[8]

She was re-commissioned on 29 January, 1927 at Malta and made her way back to the China Station by mid-1931.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 106.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 726.
  7. A. W. Peake. Personal diary. unnumbered pages.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 215.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  10. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.
  11. Noble Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/248. f. 282.
  12. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391j.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 730.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 730.
  15. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 730.
  16. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 730.
  17. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/208 f. 278.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 726.
  19. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/208 f. 278.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.

Bibliography

  • Personal diary of A. W. Peake (1918-1920). Original article kindly donated to Dreadnought Project by Alan Beckett of Southend on Sea, Essex.


Insect Class Gunboat
Aphis Bee Cicala Cockchafer Cricket
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