H.M.S. Scotsman (1918)

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H.M.S. Scotsman (1918)
Pendant Number: G.30 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1917 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 30 Mar, 1918[4]
Completed: 21 May, 1918[5]
Sold:

H.M.S. Scotsman was one of sixty-seven "S" class destroyers built for the Royal Navy as the Great War was ending.

Service

She reduced to Reserve at Devonport on 28 November, 1919.[6]

Paid off to Maintenance Reserve in Rosyth on 6 October, 1927.[7]

Commissioned at Rosyth on 2 June, 1931,[8] she proceeded to Devonport. She was reduced to Reserve on 18 August, and by early 1933 was in the Nore Reserve, with a Gunner Frederick Luxton aboard "for D.F. [direction finding?] duties".[9]

She transferred to Dockyard Control at Devonport on 26 February, 1937.[10]

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.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 311.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 268.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 267.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 268.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 271.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 273.
  11. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 905.
  13. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 20, 1924; pg. 5; Issue 43683.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 268.
  15. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  16. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.

Bibliography


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