H.M.S. Verity (1919)

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H.M.S. Verity (1919)
Pendant Number: F.36 (Sep 1919)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan, 1918 (1st Order)[3]
Launched: 19 Mar, 1919[4]
Commissioned: 11 Sep, 1919[5]
Sold: 4 Mar, 1947[6]

H.M.S. Verity was one of fifteen destroyers of the Modified "W" class.

Service

Verity was commissioned/completed on either 11[7] or 17 September, [8] 1919.

She was re-commissioned on 6 July, 1923. By March 1925 she was with the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[9]

Paid off into Dockyard Control at Sheerness on 29 October, 1928.[10]

She paid off into Reserve at Chatham on 6 May, 1931.[11]

Re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 26 April, 1933 for work with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[12]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5 or perhaps £1. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[13]

She commissioned at Portsmouth on 10 October 1936 to serve in the Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla. On 31 March 1937, Commander J. H. Macnair was placed in command, and also took charge of the Flotilla.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 881.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 881.
  8. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 280.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 278.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  13. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 283.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 881.
  16. Gourley Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/33. f. 38.
  17. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/96. f. ?.
  18. Inferred from Curteis's record and a cancelled appointment for Bernard that month.
  19. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  20. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  21. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 280.
  23. Curteis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/13. f. 13.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 279a.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 279.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  27. "Command of the Hereward." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 283.
  29. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  30. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  31. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  32. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  33. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  34. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  35. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  36. Uboat.net page on the ship.
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  38. Uboat.net page on the ship.
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  40. Uboat.net page on the ship.
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  42. Uboat.net page on the ship.
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Bibliography


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