H.M.S. Voyager (1918)

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H.M.S. Voyager (1918)
Pendant Number: G.36 (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Alexander Stephen & Sons[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 8 May, 1918[4]
Completed: 24 Jun, 1918[5]
Commissioned: 8 Jun, 1918[6]
Grounded: 23 Sep, 1942[7]
Fate: Destroyed by crew

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

Service

Voyager was commissioned on 8 June, 1918[8] and joined the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla in July.[9] She served with the Eleventh until it was disbanded in March, 1919, at which point she was allocated along with the Eleventh's other "V"s and "W"s to the new First Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

She was re-commissioned on 6 June, 1924 at Devonport and joined the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[11]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 18 January, 1927 for service with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[12]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 22 September, 1930 for continued service with the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[13]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 29 December, 1931.[14]

The destroyer was one of five R.N. vessels that were transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1933. She paid off at Portsmouth and re-commissioned as H.M.A.S. Voyager on 11 October 1933.

She paid off into E Class Reserve on 13 April, 1936.[15]

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. 84.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 84.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 896.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 73.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 896.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). p. 12.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 11.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 286.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 285.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 298.
  16. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 896.
  18. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  19. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 896.
  21. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/195. f. 563. Month COULD be August.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 840.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 286.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 285.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 285.
  26. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  27. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.

Bibliography


"W" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Wakeful Watchman Walpole Whitley Walker
Westcott Walrus Wolfhound Warwick Wessex
Voyager Whirlwind Wrestler Winchelsea Winchester
  Westminster Windsor Wryneck Waterhen  
Thornycroft Specials
  Wolsey Woolston  
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