H.M.S. Durban (1919)

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H.M.S. Durban (1919)
Pendant Number: 99 (Sep 1921)[1]
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Laid down: Jan, 1918[3]
Launched: 29 May, 1919[4]
Commissioned: 1 Nov, 1921[5]
Scuttled: 9 Jun, 1944[6]
Fate: at Normandy

Service

Durban re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 14 February, 1924 for service with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron on the China Station.[7]

Re-commmissioned at Devonport under the command of Captain Guy Lushington Coleridge on 2 November, 1926 for service with the Eighth Cruiser Squadron on the America and West Indies Station.[8][9]

Completed to full complement at Chatham on 1 September, 1931.[10]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 6 March, 1934 for service with the Third Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[11]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 22 September, 1936.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

The contradiction between Curteis and Leatham must be explored.

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.[43]

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. 752.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 62.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 235.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 233.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 233.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 234.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 236.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 235.
  13. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  14. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  16. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 752.
  18. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  19. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 86.
  20. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 86.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 233.
  22. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  23. Coleridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91. f. 160.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 233.
  25. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  26. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 234.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 236.
  29. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  30. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 235.
  32. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  33. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  34. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 279.
  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.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 3.

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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