H.M.S. Olympus (1928)

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H.M.S. Olympus (1928)
Builder: William Beardmore & Company
Launched: 11 Dec, 1928[1]
Mined: 8 May, 1942[2]
H.M.S. Olympus was one of six Odin Class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Olympus was prepared for her commissioning by Lieutenant (E) J. P. W. Furse, appointed to her 14 November, 1928. He may also have commissioned her[3] when she did so at the Clyde on 25 September, 1929 for service with the Third Submarine Flotilla on the China Station.[4] She remained in this assignment until at least early 1933.[5] By mid-1937, she was with the Fourth Submarine Flotilla on the China Station.[6]

In 1934, 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. Just why her bell would be offered for sale at this point in her career seems hard to explain.[7]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 48.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 256.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 257.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 258.
  7. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 257.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 258.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 258.


Odin Class Submarine
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