H.M.S. Lucia (1907)

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H.M.S. Lucia (1907)
Pendant Number: P.2A (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Furness[2]
Launched: 21 Nov, 1907[3]
Sold: 4 Sep, 1946[4]

H.M.S. Lucia was the German merchant Spreewald, captured in September 1914 and converted to a depot ship for use in the Royal Navy.

Service

Lucia completed conversion to a depot ship in August, 1916. She served the Tenth Submarine Flotilla in the Tees from 1916 to 1918.[5]

She recommissioned on 8 December, 1919.[6]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 5 January, 1925.[7]

Ordered to leave Malta with her five "L" class submarines of Second Submarine Flotilla 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).[8] Lucia paid off into Dockyard Control at Chatham on 9 December, 1926.[9]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 3 February, 1931 for service with the Second Submarine Flotilla as part of the Atlantic Fleet.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment given.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 252.
  8. "Naval And Military." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 26, 1926; pg. 11; Issue 4441.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 252.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 251.
  11. Donaldson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 230.
  12. Donaldson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 230.
  13. Dunbar-Nasmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/89. f. 89.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 836.
  15. Dunbar-Nasmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/89. f. 89.
  16. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 803.
  18. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  19. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  20. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  21. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 252.
  23. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  24. Darke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/88. f. ?.
  25. Darke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/88. f. ?.
  26. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  27. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  28. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  29. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 251.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 251.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).