H.M.S. Platypus (1916)

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H.M.S. Platypus (1916)
Pendant Number: C8 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Launched: 28 Oct, 1916[3]
Sold: Dec, 1957[4]

H.M.S. Platypus was completed to navy order as a depot ship. Originally intended to support the Australian submarines AE 1 and AE 2, she became available after they were lost and was then commissioned in the Royal Navy.

Service

Platypus served with British submarines at Harwich throughout the war.[5]

She was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in March of 1919, becoming H.M.A.S. Platypus.

Platypus was re-commissioned on 13 July, 1922.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment given.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 294.
  7. Gill Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/72. f. 207.
  8. Gill Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/72. f. 207.
  9. Brodie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 600.
  10. Brodie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 600. Day of month taken from successor.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 950.
  12. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  13. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 903.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 295.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 295.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).