H.M.S. Blanche (1930)

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H.M.S. Blanche (1930)
Pendant Number: H47
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Company
Laid down: 29 Jul, 1936
Launched: 29 May, 1930
Commissioned: 14 Feb, 1931
Mined: 13 Sep, 1939
H.M.S. Blanche was one of nine "B" Class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy.

There was an earlier cruiser named Blanche launched in 1909 and sold in 1921.

Service

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 June, 1931 for duty with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean[1] that would stretch to at least mid 1934.[2] She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 18 October, 1933.[3]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 7 October 1936.[4]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 218.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 218.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 218.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 219.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 218.
  6. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, June 1, 1932, Issue 46148, p.19.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 217.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 218.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 219.
  10. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.


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