H.M.S. Somme (1918)

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H.M.S. Somme (1918)
Pendant Number: G.52 (Nov 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1917 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 10 Sep, 1918[4]
Completed: 4 Nov, 1918[5]
Sold:

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

Service

Somme was recommissioned on 15 December, 1920.[6]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth with 2.5ths crew on 4 December, 1923 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[7].

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. (January, 1921). p. 865.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 271.
  8. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/107. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 909.
  10. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/107. f. ?. Somme is not indicted in his Service Record AT ALL, but the Navy List and Spurgin's data suggest this end date is certain.
  11. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 865.
  13. Spurgin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/8. f. 360.
  14. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/216. f. 586.
  15. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/216. f. 586.
  16. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 813.
  18. Fegen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/8. f. 8.
  19. Durnford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/129. f. 128.
  20. Durnford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/129. f. 128.
  21. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  22. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 271.

Bibliography


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