H.M.S. Despatch (1919)

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H.M.S. Despatch (1919)
Pendant Number: 30 (Jun 1922)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Laid down: 8 Jul, 1918[3]
Launched: 24 Sep, 1919[4]
Commissioned: 15 Jun, 1922[5]
Sold: Apr, 1946[6]
Fate: Broken up

Service

Commissioned at Hong Kong on 1 January, 1925 for service with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron on the China Station.[7]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 7 November, 1928 for service in the Eighth Cruiser Squadron on the America and West Indies Station.[8]

Re-commissioned in Reserve at Portsmouth on 12 June, 1931.[9]

Commissioned at Chatham for trials on 15 November, 1932.[10]

Re-commissioned on 25 July, 1935.[11]

Fire Control

Despatch was probably fitted with a director on launch or very soon thereafter.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Curteis may have been in command until early 1929.[48]

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, 1923). p. 748.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 232.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 232.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 231.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 231.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 230.
  12. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  13. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  14. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 232.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 231.
  17. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  18. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  19. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  20. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  21. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 231.
  23. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  24. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  25. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  26. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 231.
  30. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  31. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  32. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  33. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  34. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  35. Warren Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/232. f. 245.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 230.
  37. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  38. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  39. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  40. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  41. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  44. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  45. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  46. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  47. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  48. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 231.

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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