H.M.S. L 52 (1918)

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H.M.S. L 52 (1918)
Pendant Number: L.52[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan/Feb, 1917[3]
Launched: 18 Dec, 1918[4]
Sold: 1935[5]
H.M.S. L 52 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Completed to full complement on 1 June, 1923. In 1925, she was part of Second Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[6]

Brought to full commission on 4 March, 1927. In mid-1927 she was with the Fifth Submarine Flotilla temporarily,[7] buy by early 1929, she was with the Second Submarine Flotilla.[8]

By mid-1931, she had been transferred to the Fifth Submarine Flotilla.[9]

By early 1933, she was one of three "L" class boats comprising Group "Y" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the collective command of Lieutenant-Commander John Pollington Apps.[10]

She reduced to Reserve at Portsmouth on 15 May, 1934[11] and her bell, inscribed with her name and perhaps her motto, was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at a price between £1 and £5. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[12]

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. 94.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.
  12. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  14. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  15. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  16. Besant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/44. f. 44.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 251.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.

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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