H.M.S. Dragon (1917)

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H.M.S. Dragon (1917)
Pendant Number: 19 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Laid down: Jan, 1917[3]
Launched: 29 Dec, 1917[4]
Commissioned: 10 Aug, 1918[5]
Scuttled: 8 Jul, 1944[6]

Service

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 8 May, 1923 for service with the First Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[7]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 2 February, 1926 for service with the First Cruiser Squadron on the China Station.[8]

Paid off into Dockyard Control on 20 December, 1928.[9]

She was commissioned at Chatham on 18 March, 1930 for service on the America and West Indies Station.[10]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 8 September, 1932 to continue in the same assignment.[11]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 15 August, 1935 and was assigned to the Reserve Fleet at The Nore.[12]

In 1938, her bell was among a number of ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping. Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[13]

Fire Control

Dragon was fitted with a director in October, 1918.[14]

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. 762.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 234.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 233.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 233.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 233.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 233.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 232.
  13. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  14. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 779.
  16. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  17. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  18. Marten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/85. f. 85.
  19. Marten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/85. f. 85.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 762.
  21. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  22. Usborne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/115. f. 118.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 234.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 233.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 233.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 233.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 233.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 233.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 232.
  32. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  33. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  34. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  35. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  36. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  37. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. 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.
  • 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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