H.M.S. Spenser (1917)

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H.M.S. Spenser (1917)
Pendant Number: F.90 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Launched: 22 Sep, 1917[3]
Handed over: 29 Sep, 1936[4]

H.M.S. Spenser was one of five flotilla leaders of the Shakespeare class.

Service

Spenser commissioned on 1 December, 1917,[5] becoming the flagship of the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

She would remain there until March 1919, when she was placed in the retooled Second Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

The ship was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 15 September, 1924. By March 1925 she was with Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean, bearing Captain (D) Charles G. Ramsey.[8]

Equipment

In 1919, she was selected to receive one of the first five Renouf Torpedo Tactical Instrument Type As.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 71.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 866.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 13.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 11.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 271.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1919. p. 118.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 866.
  11. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  12. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  14. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  15. Walwyn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/24. f. 24.
  16. Rede Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/42. f. 42.
  17. Rede Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/42. f. 42.
  18. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  19. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  20. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  21. Ramsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 327.
  22. Leir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/21. f. 424.
  23. Leir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/21. f. 424.
  24. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.
  25. Holbrook Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 219.

Bibliography


Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader
Shakespeare Spenser Wallace Keppel Broke
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