H.M.S. Platypus (1916)

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H.M.S. Platypus (1916)
Pendant Number: C8 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[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]

Re-commissioned on 14 January, 1925.[7]

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. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 295.
  8. Gill Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/72. f. 207.
  9. Gill Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/72. f. 207.
  10. Brodie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 600.
  11. Brodie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 600. Day of month taken from successor.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 950.
  13. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  14. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/135. f. 138.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 903.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 295.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 295.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 294.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 295.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 294.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 297.
  22. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 356.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1614.

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).