H.M.S. P59 (1917)

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H.M.S. P59 (1917)
Builder: J. Samuel White[1]
Ordered: April-May 1916[2]
Launched: 2 Nov, 1917[3]
Sold: Jun, 1938[4]
H.M.S. P59 was one of forty-four "P" class patrol boats built for the Royal Navy.

Service

In June, 1917, one of eight "P" boats in the Portsmouth Escort Flotilla.[5]

Reduced to Reserve at Portsmouth on 27 February, 1920.[6] In early 1929 she was one of three patrol boats attached to the Portland Anti-Submarine Flotilla,[7] where she remained until at least early 1933.[8]

She re-commissioned on 11 July, 1933. By mid-1937, she was in the Reserve Fleet at Devonport.[9]

In 1938, her bell was among a number of ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping. Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 96.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 96.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 98.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 96.
  5. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1917). p. 14.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 257.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 258.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 259.
  10. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  11. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396f.
  12. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 859.
  14. Woodward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/217. f. 217.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 821.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 788.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 257.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 258.

Bibliography


"P" Class Patrol Boat
May 1915 Order
P11 P12 P13 P14 P15
P16 P17 P18 P19 P20
P21 P22 P23 P24 P25
P26 P27 P28 P29 P30
  P31 P32 P33 P34  
February 1916 Order
  P35 P36 P37  
  P38 P39 P40  
March 1916 Order
P41 P45 P46 P47 P48
P49 P50 P52 P53 P54
April-May 1916 Order
  P57 P58 P59  
June 1916 Order
  P64  
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