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==Service==
 
==Service==
Commissioned at Chatham on 25 June, 1928.{{NLFeb29|p. 249}}
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Ready for trials in April 1928, ''Kent'' was to proceed to Portsmouth on April 19, expected to arrive on 1 May.<ref>"Naval, Military, And Air Force."  ''The Times'' (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1928; pg. 17; Issue 44860.</ref>
  
In mid-1931 she was with the {{UK-CS|5}} on the [[China Station]].{{NLJul31|p. 248}}
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She was commissioned at Chatham on 25 June, 1928,{{NLFeb29|p. 249}} ''Kent'' went out to the [[China Station]] to relieve {{UK-Hawkins}} as flagship.<ref>"Naval And Military."  ''The Times'' (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 17, 1928; pg. 19; Issue 44792.</ref>
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In mid-1931 she was still with the {{UK-CS|5}} on the [[China Station]],{{NLJul31|p. 248}} but she returned to Chatham for a refit in 1931, replaced as flagship by {{UK-Suffolk|f=p}}.  She re-commissioned at Chatham on 30 July, 1931 to return to China.{{NLJan33|pp. 248-9}}
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She re-commissioned at Chatham on 25 May, 1934.{{NLOct35|p. 250}}
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Paid off into Reserve at Portsmouth on 30 January, 1937.{{NLJul37|p. 251}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=John Henry Godfrey|nick=John H. Godfrey|appt=20 June, 1931{{NLJul31|p. 248}}|end=16 November, 1931}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=John Henry Godfrey|nick=John H. Godfrey|appt=20 June, 1931{{NLJul31|p. 248}}|end=16 November, 1931}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Geoffrey Layton|nick=Geoffrey Layton|appt=16 November, 1931<ref>Layton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/134.|D7604233}} f. ?.</ref>|end=13 January, 1932<ref>Layton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/134.|D7604233}} f. ?.</ref>|note=remained aboard as Chief of Staff, additional, as {{Com2RN}}}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Geoffrey Layton|nick=Geoffrey Layton|appt=16 November, 1931<ref>Layton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/134.|D7604233}} f. ?.</ref>|end=13 January, 1932<ref>Layton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/49/134.|D7604233}} f. ?.</ref>|note=remained aboard as Chief of Staff, additional, as {{Com2RN}}}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Thomas Bernard Drew|nick=Thomas B. Drew|appt=13 January, 1932|end=11 March, 1933}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Thomas Bernard Drew|nick=Thomas B. Drew|appt=13 January, 1932{{NLJan33|p. 248}}|end=11 March, 1933}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Algernon Usborne Willis|nick=Algernon U. Willis|appt=January, 1933<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>|ass=11 February, 1933<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>|end=20 May, 1934<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Algernon Usborne Willis|nick=Algernon U. Willis|appt=January, 1933<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>|ass=11 February, 1933<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>|end=20 May, 1934<ref>Willis Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/52.|D7576714}} f. 460.</ref>}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Ion Beauchamp Butler Tower|nick=Ion B. B. Tower|appt=20 May, 1934|end=14 January, 1937|note=and as Flag Captain}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Ion Beauchamp Butler Tower|nick=Ion B. B. Tower|appt=20 May, 1934{{NLOct35|p. 249}}|end=14 January, 1937|note=and as Flag Captain}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Leslie Haliburton Ashmore|nick=Leslie H. Ashmore|appt=7 April, 1938<ref>Ashmore Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/55.|}} f. 99.</ref>|end=12 September, 1939<ref>Ashmore Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/55.|}} f. 99.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Leslie Haliburton Ashmore|nick=Leslie H. Ashmore|appt=7 April, 1938<ref>Ashmore Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/55.|}} f. 99.</ref>|end=12 September, 1939<ref>Ashmore Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/55.|}} f. 99.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Douglas Young-Jamieson|nick=Douglas Young-Jamieson|appt=12 September, 1939<ref>Young-Jamieson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/56/44.|D7605990}}  f. 44.</ref>|end=3 March, 1941<ref>Young-Jamieson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/56/44.|D7605990}}  f. 44.</ref>|note=temporary, initially, while Ashmore was sick}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Douglas Young-Jamieson|nick=Douglas Young-Jamieson|appt=12 September, 1939<ref>Young-Jamieson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/56/44.|D7605990}}  f. 44.</ref>|end=3 March, 1941<ref>Young-Jamieson Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/56/44.|D7605990}}  f. 44.</ref>|note=temporary, initially, while Ashmore was sick}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame Graham|nick=Angus E. M. B. C. Graham|appt=May, 1941{{MackieRNW}}|end=July, 1943{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=John Henry Venville|nick=John H. Venville|appt=24 February, 1941|end=15 May, 1941}}
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins|nick=Geoffrey A. B. Hawkins|appt=July, 1943{{MackieRNW}}|end=January, 1945{{MackieRNW}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame-Graham|nick=Angus E. M. B. Cunninghame-Graham|appt=15 May, 1941|end=9 July, 1943}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Geoffrey Alan Brooke Hawkins|nick=Geoffrey A. B. Hawkins|appt=9 July, 1943|end=22 December, 1944}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Douglas Cuthbert Lang|nick=Douglas C. Lang|appt=|end=27 February, 1945}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield|nick=Walter H. G. Fallowfield|appt=27 February, 1945<ref>Fallowfield Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/242.|D7576704}} f. 243.</ref>|end=14 October, 1945<ref>Fallowfield Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/242.|D7576704}} f. 243.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Walter Herman Gordon Fallowfield|nick=Walter H. G. Fallowfield|appt=27 February, 1945<ref>Fallowfield Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/242.|D7576704}} f. 243.</ref>|end=14 October, 1945<ref>Fallowfield Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/51/242.|D7576704}} f. 243.</ref>}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Philip Hugh Calderon|nick=Philip H. Calderon|appt=8 September, 1945|end=16 September, 1946}}
 
{{Tenure|rank={{CaptRN}}|name=Philip Hugh Calderon|nick=Philip H. Calderon|appt=8 September, 1945|end=16 September, 1946}}

Latest revision as of 17:39, 26 December 2018

H.M.S. Kent (1926)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 15 Nov, 1924[2]
Launched: 16 Mar, 1926[3]
Completed: 22 Jun, 1928[4]
Broken up: 1948[5]
H.M.S. Kent was one of seven Kent Class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Ready for trials in April 1928, Kent was to proceed to Portsmouth on April 19, expected to arrive on 1 May.[6]

She was commissioned at Chatham on 25 June, 1928,[7] Kent went out to the China Station to relieve Hawkins as flagship.[8]

In mid-1931 she was still with the Fifth Cruiser Squadron on the China Station,[9] but she returned to Chatham for a refit in 1931, replaced as flagship by H.M.S. Suffolk. She re-commissioned at Chatham on 30 July, 1931 to return to China.[10]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 25 May, 1934.[11]

Paid off into Reserve at Portsmouth on 30 January, 1937.[12]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 26.
  6. "Naval, Military, And Air Force." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1928; pg. 17; Issue 44860.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  8. "Naval And Military." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jan 17, 1928; pg. 19; Issue 44792.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). pp. 248-9.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 250.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 248.
  14. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  15. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  17. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  18. Layton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/134. f. ?.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 248.
  20. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  21. Willis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52. f. 460.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 249.
  23. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  24. Ashmore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 99.
  25. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  26. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  27. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.
  28. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.

Bibliography


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Royal Navy
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