H.M.S. Curacoa (1917)

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H.M.S. Curacoa (1917)
Pendant Number: A7 (Jan 1918)
62 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: Mar/Apr 1916[3]
Laid down: Jul, 1916[4]
Launched: 5 May, 1917[5]
Commissioned: Feb, 1918[6]
Collision: 2 Oct, 1942[7]
Fate: w/ Queen Mary

H.M.S. Curacoa was one of five light cruisers of the Ceres class. Her name was so variously spelled that a small article was written in Warship 2012 to resolve the name as Curacoa.[8]

Service

Curacoa was fitted with a director system in February, 1918.[9]

She paid off at Chatham on 11 June, 1919.[10]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 26 August, 1921 for service with the Second Cruiser Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet.[11]

She re-commissioned on 4 September, 1929.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 49.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 49.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 61.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 61.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 49.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 61.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 49.
  8. Dent, Stephen. H.M.S. Curacoa - What's in a Name?, Warship 2012, pp. 172-4.
  9. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 756.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 229.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 228.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 771.
  14. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  15. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  16. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  17. Buckle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/38. f. 38.
  18. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  19. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Day of month taken from predecessor. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  22. Tower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  23. Tower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  24. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 228.
  26. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  27. Graham Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/331. f. 345.
  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. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  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.
  41. 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Kelly, Peter. The Tragic Loss of HMS Curacoa in Warship 1997-1998


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