H.M.S. Valkyrie (1917)

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H.M.S. Valkyrie (1917)
Pendant Number: F.83 (1917)
F.86 (Jan 1918)
F.05 (Sep 1918)[1]
Builder: William Denny & Brothers[2]
Launched: 13 Mar, 1917[3]
Handed over: 24 Aug, 1936[4]

H.M.S. Valkyrie was one of five "V" class flotilla leaders.

Service

Valkyrie joined the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla in June, 1917 and operated as a component of the Harwich Force.

In March, 1918, Valkyrie moved over to join the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla, which was tasked with screening the Battle Cruiser Force, although she remained paid off until she recommissioned on 23 June, 1918.[5]

In February, 1919 Valkyrie joined the newly fashioned Third Destroyer Flotilla, part of the new post-war Royal Navy and charged with screening the Battle Fleet.

The flotilla leader was re-commissioned at Devonport on 4 December, 1923. By March 1925, she was in service with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet.[6]

Re-commissioned with Reserve Crew on 23 November, 1925.[7]

She was re-commissioned at Rosyth on 21 May, 1927 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8]

The ship was commissioned on 1 April, 1928.[9]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 879a.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 278.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 278.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 277.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 276.
  10. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398q.
  12. Leveson-Gower Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/178. f. 182.
  13. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  14. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 95.
  15. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 923a.
  17. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  18. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  19. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  20. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  21. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  22. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879a.
  24. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  25. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  26. Harvey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/166. f. 165.
  27. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 825.
  29. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.
  30. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  31. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  32. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  33. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 277.
  35. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.

Bibliography


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