H.M.S. Kent (1926)

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H.M.S. Kent (1926)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 15 Nov, 1924[2]
Launched: 16 Mar, 1926[3]
Completed: 22 Jun, 1928[4]
Broken up: 1948[5]
H.M.S. Kent was one of seven Kent Class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Ready for trials in April 1928, Kent was to proceed to Portsmouth on April 19, expected to arrive on 1 May.[6]

She was commissioned at Chatham on 25 June, 1928,[7] Kent went out to the China Station to relieve Hawkins as flagship.[8]

In mid-1931 she was still with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron on the China Station,[9] but she returned to Chatham for a refit in 1931, replaced as flagship by H.M.S. Suffolk. She re-commissioned at Chatham on 30 July, 1931 to return to China.[10]

Paid off into Reserve at Portsmouth on 30 January, 1937.[11]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  6. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1928; pg. 17; Issue 44860.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  8. "Naval And Military." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 17, 1928; pg. 19; Issue 44792.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). pp. 248-9.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 248.
  13. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  14. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  16. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  17. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 248.
  19. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  20. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  21. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  22. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  23. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  24. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  25. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.
  26. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.

Bibliography


Kent Class Heavy Cruiser
Royal Navy
Berwick Cornwall Cumberland Kent Suffolk
Royal Australian Navy
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