H.M.S. Calypso (1917)

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H.M.S. Calypso (1917)
Pendant Number: 24 (Jan 1918)
82 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie[2]
Ordered: Dec, 1915[3]
Laid down: 7 Feb, 1916[4]
Launched: 24 Jan, 1917[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1917[6]
Torpedoed: 12 Jun, 1940[7]
Fate: by Template:IT-Bagnolini

Service

Calypso was completed on the Tyne in June 1917 and two months later in August she was fitted with a director.[8] This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[9]

At the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, a 5.9-in shell hit on her C.T. forced in an Electro-Pneumatic firing push and thereby caused her to fire a ready torpedo. This quirk inspired issuance of a Torpedo Order to keep safety pins or push covers in place until the moment before firing.[10]

Calypso re-commissioned on 22 January, 1925.[11]

In June 1927 Calypso sailed to Chatham Dock where she was refitted and was recommissioned in August before returning to the Third Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean.[12]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 5 November, 1929 for duty with the Third Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[13]

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 Times (London, England), Wednesday, Sep 26, 1928; pg. 8; Issue 45008.
  9. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  10. Grand Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo Orders. 1/5/1918, p. 40.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  12. The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 12, 1927; pg. 8; Issue 44658.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392b.
  15. Davies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 413.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 748.
  17. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 472.
  18. Thesiger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 472.
  19. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  20. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/177. f. 198.
  21. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  22. Buchanan-Wollaston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 115.
  23. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 731.
  25. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  27. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/46. f. 194.
  28. The Times (London, England), Monday, Jan 03, 1927; pg. 19; Issue 44469.
  29. Egerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/46. f. 194.
  30. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  31. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  32. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  33. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/150. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  35. Fraser Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/346. f. 344.
  36. Fraser Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/346. f. 344.
  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.
  • 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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