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. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.

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Destroyer H.M.S. Ambuscade