H.M.S. Sussex (1928)

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H.M.S. Sussex (1928)
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company[1]
Laid down: 1 Feb, 1927[2]
Launched: 22 Feb, 1928[3]
Completed: 19 Mar, 1929[4]
Broken up: 1950[5]
H.M.S. Sussex was one of four London Class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Construction and Particulars

The ship had a silver bell cast for it shortly before its completion by Messrs. Stone and Company of Deptford. It was 18.5 inches high with a clapper 17 inches long with a knob 3 inches in diameter and consisted of over 6,500 troy ounces of silver, costing in just that component about £705. Its manufacture had been funded through efforts led by Lord Leconfield, Lord Lieutenant of Sussex.[6]

Service

Commissioned at Chatham on 26 March, 1929.[7]

She commissioned on 27 October, 1931 for service with the First Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[8]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 27.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 27.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 27.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 27.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 27.
  6. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 14, 1929; pg. 29; Issue 45151.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 272.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1933). pp. 274-5.
  9. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/94. ff. 220, 221.
  10. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/94. ff. 220, 221.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 272.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 275.
  13. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  14. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  15. Blagrove Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 47.
  16. Blagrove Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 47.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography


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