H.M.S. L 21 (1919)

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H.M.S. L 21 (1919)
Pendant Number: L.21[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 11 Oct, 1919[4]
Sold: Feb, 1939[5]
H.M.S. L 21 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

In March, 1925 she, L 11 and L 22 comprised Group "E" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Laugham Noakes.[6]

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 13 November, 1925.[7]

From at least mid-1927 until at least early 1929, she was with the First Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8][9]

By mid-1931, she had been transferred to the Second Submarine Flotilla,[10] where she remained until at least mid-1934.[11]

She was reduced to Reserve on 8 January, 1936.[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]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 90.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 249.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 250.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  13. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 776.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  18. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  19. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  22. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  23. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 249.
  25. "Command of the Isiris." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 13, 1934; pg. 15; Issue 46831.

Bibliography


"L" Class Submarine
L 1 Group
  L 1 L 2 L 3 L 4  
  L 5 L 6 L 7 L 8  
L 9 Group
L 9 L 10 L 15 L 16 L 18
L 19 L 20 L 21 L 22 L 23
L 24 L 26 L 27 L 32 L 33
L 9 Group Minelayers
L 11 L 12 L 14 L 17 L 25
L 50 Group
L 52 L 53 L 54 L 55 L 56
  L 69 L 71  
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