H.M.S. Vindictive (1918)

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H.M.S. Vindictive (1918)
Pendant Number: 31 (Oct 1918)
48 (Sep 1919)[1]
Builder: Harland & Wolff[2]
Laid down: 29 Jun, 1918[3]
Launched: 17 Jan, 1918[4]
Commissioned: Oct, 1918[5]
Converted: 1925[6]
Fate: back to a cruiser

Started construction as H.M.S. Cavendish, as one of the Hawkins class cruiser, but completed as an aircraft carrier, H.M.S. Vindictive.

We treat her as a distinct class.

Service

Vindictive was reduced to Reserve on 30 November, 1920.[7]

She paid off to a C. & M. Party on 10 February, 1925.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Armament

  • Four 7.5-in/45cal Mark VI guns
  • Four 3-in
  • Four 12-pdr H.A. guns
  • Six 21-in tubes, two submerged and four fixed A.W. tubes, three to a side
  • Six folding-wing aircraft

Fire Control

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 63.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 63.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 63.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 69.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 69.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 890.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 283.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 890.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 935.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 890.
  12. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  13. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  14. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  15. Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/342. f. 385.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 836.
  17. Month is not wholly clear. Is 1, 2 or 3.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 283.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 282a.
  23. Holland Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/23. f. 23.
  24. Holland Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/23. f. 23.
  25. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  26. Percival Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/255. f. 303.
  27. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  28. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  29. Parry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 34.
  30. Parry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 34.
  31. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.
  32. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.
  33. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  34. Lawrie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/38. f. 441.
  35. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  36. Allen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 408.
  37. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  38. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  39. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  40. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.

Bibliography

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Anne Raven II
Flat Decked Conversions
Argus Furious
Through-Deck Carriers
Eagle Hermes
Kite Balloon Ships
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