H.M.S. Ambuscade (1926)

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H.M.S. Ambuscade (1926)
Pendant Number: D38
Builder: Yarrow & Company
Laid down: 8 Dec, 1924
Launched: 15 Jan, 1926[1]
Completed: 1926[2]
Commissioned: 19 Apr, 1927[3]
Sold: Nov, 1946

H.M.S. Ambuscade was a Yarrow & Company-built prototype destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid 1920s. She and John I. Thornycroft & Company's Amazon helped determine the design factors that would inform more significant post-war construction, culminating in the "A" and "B" Class Destroyers of 1929-30.

There was an earlier Ambuscade launched in 1913.

Construction and Service

Ambuscade was commissioned at The Nore on 19 April, 1927 under Commander Ambrose Thomas Norman Abbay.[4]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 16 October 1928 for service with the Third Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[5]

Ambuscade commissioned at Chatham on 22 June, 1932 under the command of William Gronow Davis.[6]

She was re-commissioned on 31 August, 1933.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 37.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 215.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 214.
  8. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 215.
  10. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 215.
  12. Took command upon transfer to Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
  13. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 25, 1932; pg. 8; Issue 46116.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.
  15. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 24, 1932; pg. 4; Issue 46168.
  16. "Command of the Ambuscade." The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 20, 1933; pg. 20; Issue 46373.
  17. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 12, 1932; pg. 14; Issue 46289.
  18. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 04, 1933; pg. 17; Issue 46540.
  19. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 04, 1933; pg. 17; Issue 46540.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 215.
  21. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Oct 06, 1933; pg. 6; Issue 46568.
  22. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 25, 1935; pg. 23; Issue 47073.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 215.
  24. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Mar 23, 1935; pg. 23; Issue 47020.
  25. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 25, 1936; pg. 8; Issue 47436.
  26. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  27. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1211.
  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.
  37. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  38. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  39. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  40. Uboat.net page on the ship.

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Destroyer H.M.S. Ambuscade