H.M.S. Keppel (1920)

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H.M.S. Keppel (1920)
Pendant Number: D.84 (Apr 1925)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Launched: 23 Apr, 1920[3]
Sold: Jul, 1945[4]

H.M.S. Keppel was one of five flotilla leaders of the Shakespeare class.

Service

Commander Frederick Hew George Dalrymple-Hamilton was appointed to her on 10 February, 1925 and remained with her as she neared completion at Portsmouth, but it is not clear whether he commissioned her.[5]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 2 February, 1926 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[6]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 16 October, 1928 under the command of Captain (D) Cyril Gordon Sedgwick to support the Third Destroyer Flotilla, now on the Mediterranean Station.[7]

Completed to Special Complement at Devonport on 1 September, 1930.[8]

She next commissioned at Chatham on 23 October, 1931.[9]

Tkaen into Dockyard Control at Devonport on 25 March, 1937.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 249.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 249.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 249.
  12. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  13. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  15. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  16. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  19. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  20. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  21. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  22. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  23. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  24. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.
  25. Vian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56. f. 160.

Bibliography


Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader
Shakespeare Spenser Wallace Keppel Broke
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