H.M.S. Vancouver (1917)

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H.M.S. Vancouver (1917)
Pendant Number: G.04 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: William Beardmore & Company[2]
Launched: 28 Dec, 1917[3]
Completed: 9 Mar, 1918[4]
Sold: 4 Mar, 1947[5]

H.M.S. Vancouver was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18. She was renamed H.M.S. Vimy on 1 April, 1928[6] when H.M.S. Toreador was being renamed H.M.C.S. Vancouver upon her transfer to the Royal Canadian Navy.

Service

Vancouver re-commissioned on 3 December, 1918.[7]

She was re-commissioned on 3 May, 1923. By March 1925, she was with First Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic.[8]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 7 January, 1926 for service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic, where she operated under the command of James Chaigneau Colvill.[9]

The ship was re-commissioned as H.M.S. Vimy on 4 September, 1928.[10] Toreador took up her old name at the same time.

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 11 November, 1930 for work wuth the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic Fleet,[11] remaining so deployed until at least early 1933.[12]

She was transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth on 6 August, 1936.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  6. "Destroyer's Name Changed" The Times (London, England), Monday, Mar 12, 1928; pg. 20; Issue 44839.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 879b.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 278.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 282a.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 282a.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 286.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 288.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879b.
  15. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 837.
  17. Thornton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/222. f. 592.
  18. Stanistreet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/240. f. 254.
  19. Stanistreet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/240. f. 254.
  20. Braddyll Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/212. f. 280.
  21. Braddyll Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/212. f. 280.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 827.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279.
  24. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  25. Colvill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/7. f. 7.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 282a.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 286.
  28. Uboat.net page on the man.

Bibliography


"V" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Vancouver Vanessa Vanity Vanquisher Vanoc
Vega Velox Vehement Venturous Vendetta
Venetia Verdun Versatile Verulam Vesper
  Vidette Violent Vimiera Vittoria  
  Vivacious Vivien Vortigern Vectis  
Thornycroft Specials
  Viceroy Viscount  
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