H.M.S. Sturdy (1919)

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H.M.S. Sturdy (1919)
Pendant Number: F.96 (1919)[1]
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Ordered: Jun, 1917 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 25 Jun, 1919[4]
Completed: Oct, 1919[5]
Sold:

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

Service

Sturdy was reduced to Reserve on 5 March, 1920.[6]

She was commissioned on 6 October, 1927.[7]

The ship commissioned at Rosyth on 11 March 1931 for service "in Irish Waters".[8]

She paid off on 22 June, 1932.[9]

Sturdy' was commissioned on 24 April, 1934 for service with the Home Fleet.[10]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5 or perhaps £1. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[11]

The ship was re-commissioned in Reserve at Portsmouth on 5 December, 1936.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

There seems to be some confusion between Gotto and Simson.

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. 312.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 272.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 271.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 274.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 276.
  11. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 277.
  13. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  14. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  15. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  16. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  18. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  19. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 276.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 276.

Bibliography


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