H.M.S. Venetia (1917)

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H.M.S. Venetia (1917)
Pendant Number: F.9A (1917)
F.93 (Jan 1918)
F.14 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Launched: 29 Oct, 1917[3]
Completed: 19 Dec, 1917[4]
Mined: 19 Oct, 1940[5]

H.M.S. Venetia was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

Venetia joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla in January, 1918.[6] As part of this formation, she supported the Grand Fleet through the end of the war. In February, 1919, she moved to join the new-fangled Second Destroyer Flotilla.

She re-commissioned on 25 August, 1920.[7]

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 15 September, 1924.[8]

Paid off into Dockyard Control at Devonport on 19 May, 1927.[9]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 30 March, 1928.[10]

Venetia again re-commissioned at Devonport on 19 November, 1929.[11]

In 1935, her bell was one of several ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It attracted a price of £1-£5, and men were to apply to win one at the fixed price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[12]

Reduced to Reserve at Devonport on 27 October 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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 12.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 880.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1926). p. 279a.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 279.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 278.
  12. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 283.
  14. Wright Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/170. ff. ?, 177.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  16. Wright Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/170. ff. ?, 177.
  17. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/225. f. ?.
  18. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/225. f. ?.
  19. Wyndham-Quin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/322. f. 696.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 828.
  21. Wyndham-Quin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/322. f. 696.
  22. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 279.
  24. Nash Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/183. f. 551.
  25. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 279a.
  27. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  28. Colvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/170. f. 169.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 278.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.

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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