H.M.S. Capetown (1919)

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H.M.S. Capetown (1919)
Pendant Number: 88 (Nov 1919)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid down: 23 Feb, 1918
Launched: 18 Jun, 1919
Sold: Apr, 1948

Service

Capetown was re-commissioned at Devonport on 16 October, 1924 for service with the Eighth Cruiser Squadron on the America and West Indies Station.[2]

She was commissioned on 1 July, 1927 for service with the Eighth Cruiser Squadron on the America and West Indies Station.[3]

Re-commissioned on 31 December, 1929.[4]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 30 July, 1936.[5]

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.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships: 1914-1919.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 220.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 221.
  6. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 3.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 733.
  8. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  9. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  10. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 222.
  12. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  14. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  15. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 220.
  19. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/97. f. 97.
  20. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 221.
  22. Coppinger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 684.
  23. Coppinger Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 684.
  24. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  25. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  29. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  30. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  31. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  32. O'Donnell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 14.
  33. O'Donnell Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 14.

Bibliography

  • 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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