H.M.S. Petersfield (1919)

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H.M.S. Petersfield (1919)
Pendant Number: T./8 (early 1919)
T.21 (Nov 1919)[1]
Builder: Lobnitz & Company[2]
Ordered: mid 1917[3]
Launched: 3 Mar, 1919[4]
Wrecked: 11 Nov, 1931[5]
Fate: off China
H.M.S. Petersfield was one of one hundred and fourteen Hunt Class minesweepers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Petersfield was re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 23 February, 1925 for service on the China Station.[6]

Re-commissioned at Wei-hai-Wei on 3 September, 1927.[7]

Re-commissioned at Shanghai on 1 May, 1930.[8]

Two Courts Martial following her loss on 11 November, 1931 resulted in severe reprimands for her Captain, Commander Douglas C. Lang and Navigating Lieutenant, Geoffrey A. H. Pratt, though an imperious meddling throughout the unfolding disaster brought ignominy upon Admiral Kelly, as well.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. "/" denotes Oblique pendant here. p. 114.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 98.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 114.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 259.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 259.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 260.
  9. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  10. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 259.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 259.
  13. Day and month not legible in Service Record.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 260.
  15. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/280. f. 650.
  16. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/280. f. 650.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 260.
  18. "H.M.S. Petersfield: Commander Reprimanded". The Sydney Morning Herald Nov 30, 1931. p. 10, column 6.

Bibliography


Hunt Class Minesweeper
Ailsa Design
Belvoir Bicester Blackmorevale Cotswold Cottesmore
Cattistock Croome Dartmoor Garth Hambledon
Heythrop Holderness Meynell Muskerry Oakley
Pytchley Quorn Southdown Tedworth Zetland
Admiralty Design
Aberdare Abingdon Albury Alresford Beaufort
Collinson Appledore Leamington Badminton Bagshot
Barnstaple Swindon Banchory Bloxham Bradfield
Burslem Goole Blackburn Bootle Caerleon
Camberley Carstairs Caterham Battle Fermoy
Forfar Bury Cheam Gretna Harrow
Havant Huntley Instow Gaddesdon Gainsborough
Northolt Clonmel Elgin Sherborne Tiverton
Tonbridge Tralee Tring Truro Uppingham
Verwood Wem Wexford Craigie Derby
Dorking Dundalk Dunoon Fairfield Forres
Cupar Sutton Fareham Faversham Ford
Rugby Irvine Kendal Kinross Lydd
Longford Marlow Mistley Monaghan Mallaig
Malvern Marazion Munlochy Nailsea Newark
Repton Weybourne Pangbourne Penarth Petersfield
Pinner Pontypool Prestatyn Radley Ross
Salford Saltash Saltburn Selkirk Shrewsbury
Sligo Widnes Yeovil Stafford Stoke
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