H.M.S. Osprey (Anti-Submarine School)

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H.M.S. Osprey was a Royal Navy anti-submarine training base established in Portland in 1924. It was named for a small armed trawler of 336 tons which served as the flagship of the First Anti-Submarine Flotilla. It moved ashore in 1927.

In March 1925, the school's Commander Crace was supported by Lieutenant P. R. Tanner. Also present were Lieutenant-Commander (A/S) P. F. Cooper, Lieutenants (A/S) N. J. W. William-Powlett, F. J. Walker, N. A. Prichard, J. A. Binnie and G. D. S. Johnson and Lieutenants R.A.N. (A/S) J. C. D. Esdaile and H. G. K. Melville.

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  1. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  2. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  3. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  4. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127. Whether his command ended in January or June is difficult to interpret, but he remained there until June.
  5. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  6. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.