H.M.S. Cambrian (1916)

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H.M.S. Cambrian (1916)
Pendant Number: A3 (1914)
25 (Jan 1918)
30 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 8 Dec, 1914[3]
Launched: 3 Mar, 1916[4]
Commissioned: May, 1916[5]
Sold: Jul, 1934[6]
Fate: Broken up

H.M.S. Cambrian was one of four Cambrian class light cruisers completed in 1915 and 1916.

Service

She commissioned at Rosyth on 10 May, 1919.[7]

Cambrian paid off into dockyard control on 12 June, 1924.[8]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 17 August, 1926 for service with the Second Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.[9]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 31 December, 1928 for duty with the Second Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 18 March, 1931.[11]

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.[12]

Alterations

Cambrian was fitted with a director in May, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 739.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 221.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 219.
  12. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  13. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 749.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 749.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 739.
  17. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  18. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 732.
  20. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  21. Russel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/75. f. 40.
  22. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/28. f. 31.
  23. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/28. f. 31.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  25. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  26. Birkett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 518.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 221.
  28. Simpson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 151.
  29. Simpson Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 151.
  30. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222.
  31. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222.
  32. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  33. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  34. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  35. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  36. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 219.
  37. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 9.
  38. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 9.

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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