H.M.S. Delhi (1918)

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H.M.S. Delhi (1918)
Pendant Number: 6A (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Armstrong[2]
Laid down: 29 Oct, 1917[3]
Launched: 23 Aug, 1918[4]
Commissioned: 31 May, 1919[5]
Sold: Jan, 1948[6]
Fate: Broken up

Service

In June, 1919, Delhi joined the Atlantic Fleet's revamped First Light Cruiser Squadron and became the flagship.

She re-commissioned at Devonport on 18 November, 1924.[7]

She completed to full complement at Devonport on 5 December, 1929.[8]

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.[9]

Torpedo Control

In 1919, she was selected to receive one of the first five Renouf Torpedo Tactical Instrument Type As.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 50.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 758.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 231.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 231.
  9. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 3.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1919. p. 118.
  11. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 775.
  13. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  14. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  15. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 758.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 232.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 231.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  23. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  24. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 230.
  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. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  35. 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.


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