H.M.S. Vortigern (1917)

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H.M.S. Vortigern (1917)
Pendant Number: F.35 (1917)
G.21 (Jan 1918)
G.03 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: J. Samuel White[2]
Launched: 15 Oct, 1917[3]
Completed: 25 Jan, 1918[4]
Torpedoed: 15 Mar, 1942[5]

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

Service

Vortigern was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 11 December, 1920.[6]

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 3 May, 1923 and joined the First Destroyer Flotilla with the Atlantic Fleet.[7]

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 November, 1926 and joined the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla with the Atlantic Fleet.[8]

She was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 30 November, 1928.[9]

Vortigern was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 11 November, 1930 for service with the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla with the Home Fleet.[10]

She re-commissioned on 11 January, 1933 for service with 5 D.F..[11]

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.[12]

She was transferred to the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth on 15 November, 1934.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  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. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 896.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 285.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 285.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 289.
  12. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 289.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 896.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 839.
  16. Weir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/160. f. 159.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 286.
  18. Weir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/160. f. 159.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 285.
  20. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  21. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.
  23. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 285.
  24. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/102. f. ?.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 289.

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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