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|fg=white|bg=crimson}}</div name=fredbot:career>'''H.M.S. ''L 21''''' was one of 35 submarines of the [["L" Class Submarine (1917)|"L" class]].
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|fg=white|bg=crimson}}</div name=fredbot:career>'''H.M.S. ''L 21''''' was one of thirty-five [["L" Class Submarine (1917)|"L" class submarines]] completed for the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Service==
 
==Service==
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On 23 November, 1923, a Court of Enquiry determined that {{UK-L52}}'s Lt. Cdr. [[Frank Delamain Morris|Frank D. Morris]] was to blame for a collision with ''L 21''.
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In March, 1925 she, {{UK-L11}} and {{UK-L22}} comprised Group "E" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the command of {{LCommRN}} [[Arthur Laugham Noakes]].{{NLApr25|p. 251}}
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Commissioned at Portsmouth on 13 November, 1925.{{NLJan33|p. 249}}
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From at least mid-1927 until at least early 1929, she was with the {{UK-SF|1}} in the Mediterranean.{{NLJul27|p. 250}}{{NLFeb29|p. 250}}
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By mid-1931, she had been transferred to the {{UK-SF|2}},{{NLJul31|p. 249}} where she remained until at least mid-1934.{{NLJul34|p. 250}}
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She was commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 September, 1935.{{NLOct35|p. 250}}
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The submarine was reduced to Reserve on 8 January, 1936.{{NLJul37|p. 251}}
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In 1938, ''L 21''{{'}}s bell was among a number of ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested.  It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping.  Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.{{ToL|Ships' Bells for Sale|Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180}}
  
 
==Captains==
 
==Captains==
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
Dates of appointment are provided when known.
 
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{{Tenure|rank={{LieutRN}} in Command|name=John Domvile Auchmuty Musters|nick=John D. A. Musters|appt=14 August, 1920{{NLJan21|p. 799}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRN}}|name=John Domvile Auchmuty Musters|nick=John D. A. Musters|appt=14 August, 1920{{NLJan21|p. 799}}|end=March, 1921|precBy=New Command}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Frank Percival Busbridge|nick=Frank P. Busbridge|appt=March, 1921|end=August, 1922}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LiCRN}}|name=Colin Charles Lucas Mackenzie|nick=Colin C. L. Mackenzie|appt=17 August, 1922{{NLJan23|p. 776}}|end=15 February, 1923}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Frank Percival Busbridge|nick=Frank P. Busbridge|appt=24 February, 1923|end=16 April, 1924}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Geoffrey Meredith Keble Keble-White|nick=Geoffrey M. K. Keble-White|appt=12 May, 1924{{NLJul24|p. 251}}|end=|note=and of two other submarines in Group "E" submarines in reserve at Portsmouth}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Arthur Laugham Noakes|nick=Arthur L. Noakes|appt=8 September, 1924{{NLApr25|p. 251}}|end=late 1926|note=and also two other "L" class boats comprising Group E in reserve at Portsmouth until 13 November, 1925}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=John Gilbert Sutton|nick=John G. Sutton|appt=November, 1926<ref>Sutton Service Record {{TNA|ADM 196/54/54.|D7605642}} f. 54.</ref>|end=July, 1928<ref>Sutton Service Record {{TNA|ADM 196/54/54.|D7605642}} f. 54.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{CommRN}}|name=Geoffrey Meredith Keble Keble-White|nick=Geoffrey M. K. Keble-White|appt=1 July, 1928{{NLFeb29|p. 250}}|end=}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Thomas Ian Scott Bell|nick=Thomas I. S. Bell|appt=9 June, 1931{{NLJul31|p. 249}}<ref>Bell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/118/101.|D7616070}} f. 101.</ref>|end=31 December, 1931<ref>Bell Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/118/101.|D7616070}} f. 101.</ref>}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Cowley Thomas|nick=Cowley Thomas|appt=31 December, 1931{{NLJan33|p. 249}}|end=}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=Henry Carlton Cumberbatch|nick=Henry C. Cumberbatch|appt=|end=c. 1934{{ToL|Command of the Isiris|Monday, Aug 13, 1934; pg. 15; Issue 46831}}}}
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{{Tenure|rank={{LCommRN}}|name=John Ronald Stewart Brown|nick=John R. S. Brown|appt=12 April, 1934|end=}}
 
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Revision as of 15:49, 8 July 2020

H.M.S. L 21 (1919)
Pendant Number: L.21[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 11 Oct, 1919[4]
Sold: Feb, 1939[5]
H.M.S. L 21 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

On 23 November, 1923, a Court of Enquiry determined that L 52's Lt. Cdr. Frank D. Morris was to blame for a collision with L 21.

In March, 1925 she, L 11 and L 22 comprised Group "E" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Laugham Noakes.[6]

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 13 November, 1925.[7]

From at least mid-1927 until at least early 1929, she was with the First Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8][9]

By mid-1931, she had been transferred to the Second Submarine Flotilla,[10] where she remained until at least mid-1934.[11]

She was commissioned at Portsmouth on 9 September, 1935.[12]

The submarine was reduced to Reserve on 8 January, 1936.[13]

In 1938, L 21's bell was among a number of ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It commanded a price of between £3-£10 plus packing and shipping. Interested parties were to apply to win one at its stated price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 90.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 249.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 250.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 250.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 251.
  14. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 17, 1938; pg. 19; Issue 48180.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 776.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  19. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  20. Sutton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/54/54. f. 54.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  23. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  24. Bell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/101. f. 101.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 249.
  26. "Command of the Isiris." The Times (London, England), Monday, Aug 13, 1934; pg. 15; Issue 46831.

Bibliography


"L" Class Submarine
L 1 Group
  L 1 L 2 L 3 L 4  
  L 5 L 6 L 7 L 8  
L 9 Group
L 9 L 10 L 15 L 16 L 18
L 19 L 20 L 21 L 22 L 23
L 24 L 26 L 27 L 32 L 33
L 9 Group Minelayers
L 11 L 12 L 14 L 17 L 25
L 50 Group
L 52 L 53 L 54 L 55 L 56
  L 69 L 71  
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