H.M.S. Suffolk (1926)

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H.M.S. Suffolk (1926)
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 30 Sep, 1924[2]
Launched: 16 Feb, 1926[3]
Completed: 31 May, 1928[4]
Broken up: 1948[5]
H.M.S. Suffolk was one of seven Kent Class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Her final year of construction was overseen by Commander Charles Edward Barrington Simeon, who was to remain with her as executive officer upon her eventual commissioning.[6]

Completed to full crew at Portsmouth on 7 February, 1928.[7]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 2 September, 1930 and proceeded to the China Station bearing the Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral William A. H. Kelly and to operate with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron.[8]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 19 July 1933 for service as flagship of the Fifth Cruiser Squadron under the command of Captain Errol Manners.[9]

She commissioned at Chatham on 5 January, 1937 and continued service with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron.[10]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 271.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 272.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 272.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 277.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 277.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 271.
  12. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  13. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  15. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  16. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 277.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 277.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/319. f. ?.
  22. Sandford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/319. f. ?.
  23. Durnford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/129. f. 128.
  24. Durnford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/129. f. 128.
  25. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  26. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  29. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  30. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  31. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  32. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography


Kent Class Heavy Cruiser
Royal Navy
Berwick Cornwall Cumberland Kent Suffolk
Royal Australian Navy
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