H.M.S. Curlew (1917)

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H.M.S. Curlew (1917)
Pendant Number: 80 (Aug 1917)
3C (Jan 1918)
48 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: Mar/Apr 1916[3]
Laid down: 21 Aug, 1916[4]
Launched: 5 Jul, 1917[5]
Commissioned: Dec, 1917[6]
Sunk: 26 May, 1940[7]
Fate: Air attack, Norway

Service

Curlew was fitted with a director system when she was commissioned in December, 1917.[8] She was immediately assigned to the Fifth Light Cruiser Squadron of the Harwich Force.

She was re-commissioned at Rosyth on 27 April, 1920.[9]

She re-commissioned on 24 November, 1922 for service with the Eighth Cruiser Squadron on the North America and West Indies Station.[10]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 28 April, 1927 for the Third Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean, but was temporarily attached to the China Station.[11]

Curlew paid off into Dockyard Control at Chatham on 15 September, 1928.[12]

The ship re-commissioned at Chatham on 31 March, 1931.[13]

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.[14]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 14 October, 1936 and joined the Reserve Fleet at The Nore.[15]

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. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 756.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). pp. 229, 230.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 229.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 229.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 228.
  14. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 227.
  16. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 484.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 771.
  18. Nunn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/484. f. 484.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 756.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 756.
  21. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  22. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  23. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  24. Sulivan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/250. f. 283.
  25. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  26. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  27. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 229.
  29. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.
  30. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  31. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  32. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  33. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  34. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222. Month may be read incorrectly.
  35. Bower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/99. f. 222.
  36. Pridham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 302.
  37. Pridham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 302.
  38. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 228.
  40. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  41. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 228.
  42. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/339. f. 341.
  43. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/339. f. 341.
  44. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 228.
  45. Butter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/122. f. 486.
  46. Butter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/122. f. 486.
  47. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  48. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  49. Agar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/301. f. 656.
  50. Agar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/301. f. 656.
  51. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 227.
  52. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  53. 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.


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