H.M.S. Cairo (1918)

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H.M.S. Cairo (1918)
Pendant Number: 97 (Sep 1919)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid down: 28 Nov, 1917
Launched: 19 Nov, 1918
Commissioned: 10 Oct, 1919[2]
Sunk: 12 Aug, 1942

Service

Cairo re-commissioned at Bombay on 8 March, 1924.[3]

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 17 January, 1927.[4]

Re-commissioned on 8 August, 1928.[5]

Paid off into Dockyard Control at Chatham on 21 January, 1931.[6]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[7]

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 25 April, 1935.[8]

Fire Control

Listed in June 1918 as one of eight light cruisers to receive a Mark III* Dreyer Table, presumably in place at time of completion.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships: 1914-1919.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 220.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 220.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 219.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 219.
  7. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 220.
  9. Handbook for Capt. FC Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, p. 3.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  13. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/135. f. 135.
  14. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 220.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 220.
  17. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 220.
  19. Pott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/278. f. 310.
  20. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  21. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  22. Lyon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 480.
  23. Lyon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 480.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 219.
  25. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 220.
  27. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  28. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  29. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/319. f. ?.
  30. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/319. f. ?.
  31. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  32. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  35. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  36. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.


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