H.M.S. Sterling (1918)

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H.M.S. Sterling (1918)
Pendant Number: F.A3 (Mar 1919)[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1917 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 8 Oct, 1918[4]
Completed: Mar, 1919[5]
Sold:

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

Service

Sterling recommissioned in Reserve at Chatham on 24 August, 1920.[6]

She was re-commissioned on 7 February, 1925 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[7]

Re-commissioned at the Nore on 7 January, 1927 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[8]

Re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 1 October, 1929 for continued service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

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. 867.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 272.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  10. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 15, 1919; pg. 9; Issue 42152.
  11. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  12. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 867.
  14. Gourley Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/33. f. 38.
  15. Gourley Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/33. f. 38.
  16. Warburton-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/146. f. 1.
  17. Warburton-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/146. f. 1.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  20. "Command of the Torrid." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 11, 1932; pg. 17; Issue 46182.

Bibliography


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