H.M.S. Beaufort (1919)

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H.M.S. Beaufort (1919)
Pendant Number: T.00 (Nov 1919)[1]
Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company[2]
Ordered: mid 1917[3]
Launched: 21 Feb, 1919[4]
Commissioned: 25 March, 1920[5]
Sold: 30 Jun, 1938[6]
H.M.S. Beaufort was one of one hundred and fourteen Hunt Class minesweepers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Beaufort reduced to Winter Complement on 24 November, 1924.[7]

Reduced to Winter Complement on 15 December, 1928.[8]

Completed to Full Complement for service as a surveying vessel at Devonport on 3 March, 1931.[9]

Completed to full complement at Devonport on 30 March, 1932.[10]

She reduced to a C. & M. Party on 9 April, 1936.[11]

In 1938, her bell was one of a number ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping. Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[12]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 112.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 112.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 731.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 112.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 217.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 217.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 217.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 216.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 218.
  12. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 727.
  14. Rice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/34. f. 39.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 217.
  16. Rice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/34. f. 39.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 217.
  18. Rice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/34. f. 39.
  19. Rice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/34. f. 39.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 216.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 217.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 217.

Bibliography


Hunt Class Minesweeper
Ailsa Design
Belvoir Bicester Blackmorevale Cotswold Cottesmore
Cattistock Croome Dartmoor Garth Hambledon
Heythrop Holderness Meynell Muskerry Oakley
Pytchley Quorn Southdown Tedworth Zetland
Admiralty Design
Aberdare Abingdon Albury Alresford Beaufort
Collinson Appledore Leamington Badminton Bagshot
Barnstaple Swindon Banchory Bloxham Bradfield
Burslem Goole Blackburn Bootle Caerleon
Camberley Carstairs Caterham Battle Fermoy
Forfar Bury Cheam Gretna Harrow
Havant Huntley Instow Gaddesdon Gainsborough
Northolt Clonmel Elgin Sherborne Tiverton
Tonbridge Tralee Tring Truro Uppingham
Verwood Wem Wexford Craigie Derby
Dorking Dundalk Dunoon Fairfield Forres
Cupar Sutton Fareham Faversham Ford
Rugby Irvine Kendal Kinross Lydd
Longford Marlow Mistley Monaghan Mallaig
Malvern Marazion Munlochy Nailsea Newark
Repton Weybourne Pangbourne Penarth Petersfield
Pinner Pontypool Prestatyn Radley Ross
Salford Saltash Saltburn Selkirk Shrewsbury
Sligo Widnes Yeovil Stafford Stoke
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