H.M.S. Caledon (1916)

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H.M.S. Caledon (1916)
Pendant Number: 69 (Apr 1917)
22 (Jan 1918)
65 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird[2]
Ordered: Dec, 1915[3]
Laid down: 17 Mar, 1916[4]
Launched: 25 Nov, 1916[5]
Commissioned: Mar, 1917[6]
Sold: Jan, 1948[7]
Fate: Broken up

H.M.S. Caledon was launched in 1916 — one of four light cruisers of her class.

Service

Caledon was fitted with a director in June, 1917. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[8] Following successful tests in Yarmouth in June, 1917, Caledon was one of three other light cruisers to receive a flying-off platform on her forecastle for a Sopwith Pup some few weeks later.[9]

In May, 1919, Caledon was chosen as the flagship for a new Second Light Cruiser Squadron.

In mid-1920, it was ordered that Caledon should replace her 21-in Mark IV S.L. torpedoes with their Mark IV* version.[10]

Caledon re-commissioned at Chatham on 6 January, 1925.[11]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 15 January, 1929 for duty with teh Third Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 60.
  8. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 53.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1920. pp. 6-7. (G. 10141/20-6.8.1920).
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). pp. 220-1.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392a.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 748.
  16. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  17. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.
  19. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  20. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  21. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  22. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  23. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  24. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  25. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  26. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  27. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 220.
  29. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 80.
  30. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  31. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  32. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/15
  33. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 9.
  34. Ardill Service Record at The National Archives. ADM 196/49
  35. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  36. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/291. f. 306.
  37. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/291. f. 306.
  38. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  39. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  42. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  43. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  44. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  45. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  46. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  47. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  48. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  49. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  50. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  51. Nichols Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/224. f. 223.
  52. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  53. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  54. 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.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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