H.M.S. Sportive (1918)

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H.M.S. Sportive (1918)
Pendant Number: G.48 (Jan 1919)[1]
Builder: Swan Hunter[2]
Ordered: Jun, 1917 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 19 Sep, 1918[4]
Completed: Dec, 1918[5]
Sold:

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

Service

Sportive arrived in Alexandria on 9 October 1919.[6]

Sportive arrived in Alexandria on 25 October 1919.[7] She left Malta for the Black Sea on 27 December,[8] passing through Constantinople on the 29th in company with Marlborough, Speedy and Tobago.[9]

The ship arrived again at Constantinople on 13 February, 1920,[10] leaving on the 15th for Mersina.[11]

Sportive recommissioned at Malta on 17 June, 1920.[12]

She reduced to Reserve Complement on 5 June, 1924.[13]

Godfrey Ratcliffe Chambers took command of Sportive for passage to Rosyth in early 1928. Once there, she went into Maintenance Reserve on 30 March, 1928.[14] She would remain in this disposition until being sold in 1936.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 75.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 85.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 85.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 75.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 311.
  6. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 14, 1919; pg. 18; Issue 42230.
  7. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Oct 29, 1919; pg. 6; Issue 42243.
  8. Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Dec 30, 1919; pg. 19; Issue 42294.
  9. Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jan 07, 1920; pg. 6; Issue 42301.
  10. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Feb 17, 1920; pg. 4; Issue 42336.
  11. "Movements of Ships." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 23, 1920; pg. 24; Issue 42341.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 867.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 271.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  15. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  16. Gibson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/157. ff. 513, 241.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 911.
  18. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  19. Knox-Little Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/119. f. 127.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 866.
  21. "Naval Promotions." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 01, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42761.
  22. Binmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/202. f. 214.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 814.
  24. Binmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/202. f. 214.
  25. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  26. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  27. Gardner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/60. f. 66.
  28. Gardner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/60. f. 66.
  29. Simpson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/280. f. 151.
  30. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/224. f. 236.
  31. Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/224. f. 236.

Bibliography


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