H.M.S. Valorous (1917)

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H.M.S. Valorous (1917)
Pendant Number: F.92 (1917)
G.00 (Jan 1918)
G.20 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: William Denny & Brothers[2]
Launched: 8 May, 1917[3]
Commissioned: 21 Aug, 1917
Sold: 4 Mar, 1947[4]

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

Service

Valorous joined the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla, which was screening the Grand Fleet, upon commissioning in August, 1917. She served there as the flotilla leader, second in command until joining the First Destroyer Flotilla in February, 1919, where she acted as one of two flagships.

She recommissioned at Port Edgar on 10 September, 1920.[5]

Valorous was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 2 January, 1924. By March 1925, she was serving with the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic.[6]

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

She was paid off into Dockyard Control at Sheerness on 4 March, 1927.[8]

Paid off 1 July, 1928 and went into the Reserve Fleet at the Nore.[9]

Commissioned at Chatham on 27 April, 1932 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 31 August, 1934 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla.[11]

She re-commissioned in the Reserve Fleet at standard notice on 30 October, 1936, her place to be taken in the Second Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet by the new destroyer Hotspur.[12][13]

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. 879b.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 278.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 277.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 277.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 282.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 282.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 281.
  13. "Destroyer Relief." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  14. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 923a.
  16. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  17. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  18. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  19. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  20. Strong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 38.
  21. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  22. Hamond Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/45/170. f. 174.
  23. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 879b.
  25. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  26. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  27. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 826.
  29. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  30. Bolster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/159. f. 253.
  31. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 278.
  33. Cavendish Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/19. ff. 179, 235.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279.
  35. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  36. de Meric Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/284. f. 299.
  37. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  38. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 282.
  39. Simson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/149. f. 150.
  40. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 282.
  41. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), January 22, 1936, Issue 47278, p.6.
  42. "Destroyer Relief." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  43. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  44. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  45. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  46. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  47. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  48. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  49. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  50. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  51. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  52. Uboat.net page on the ship.

Bibliography


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