H.M.S. Norfolk (1928)

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H.M.S. Norfolk (1928)
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[1]
Laid down: 8 Jul, 1927[2]
Launched: 12 Dec, 1928[3]
Completed: 30 Apr, 1930[4]
Broken up: 1950[5]
H.M.S. Norfolk was one of two Norfolk Class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Commissioned at Devonport on 14 May, 1930 for service with the Second Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.[6]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 6 September, 1932 for service on the America and West Indies Station, bearing Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Drax.[7]

She returned to Devonport on 30 November, 1934 after her stint as flagship, and paid off and re-commissioned on 22 January under Flag Captain Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton, expected to leave in March to relieve Hawkins as flagship on the East Indies Station.[8]

However, in October, it appears that she was again on the America and West Indies Station, bearing Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Rose.[9]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 28.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 28.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 28.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 28.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 28.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 256.
  8. "East Indies Flagship." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 15, 1935; pg. 4; Issue 46962.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 257.
  10. Somerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 292.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 256.
  12. Blagrove Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 47.
  13. Blagrove Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 47.
  14. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  15. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 257.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  23. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  24. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  25. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography


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