H.M.S. L 53 (1919)

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H.M.S. L 53 (1919)
Pendant Number: L.53[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan/Feb, 1917[3]
Launched: 12 Aug, 1919[4]
Sold: 1938[5]
H.M.S. L 53 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

L 53 was commissioned on 10 December, 1924. In 1925, she was part of Second Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[6]

2 S.F., then numbering five "L" class submarines, left Malta for England on 26 October, 1926. The formation was expected back in Devonport on 7 November and the boats would fall under command of Rear-Admiral (S).[7]

2 S.F. apparently returned to the Mediterranean, however, remaining there until at least early 1929.[8]

By mid-1931, she had been transferred to the Fifth Submarine Flotilla,[9] where she remained until at least mid-1937, being reduced to Reserve on 7 September 1936[10]

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. "Naval And Military." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 26, 1926; pg. 11; Issue 4441.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 252.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  16. 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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