H.M.S. Osprey (Anti-Submarine School)

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H.M.S. Osprey was a Royal Navy anti-submarine training base established in Portland in 1924. It was named for a small armed trawler of 336 tons which served as the flagship of the First Anti-Submarine Flotilla. It moved ashore in 1927.

History

In March 1925, the school's Commander Crace was supported by Lieutenant P. R. Tanner. Also present were Lieutenant-Commander (A/S) P. F. Cooper, Lieutenants (A/S) N. J. W. William-Powlett, F. J. Walker, N. A. Prichard, J. A. Binnie and G. D. S. Johnson and Lieutenants R.A.N. (A/S) J. C. D. Esdaile and H. G. K. Melville.

Captains of Anti-Submarine School

The institution soon calved off command of the Anti-Submarine school to a junior man, and the senior officer became "Captain A/S, Portland". The posts were seemingly re-united in 1940.

Captains A/S

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  2. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 257.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 258.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 258.
  7. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 314.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1435.
  9. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  10. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127. Whether his command ended in January or June is difficult to interpret, but he remained there until June.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 257.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
  13. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  14. Crace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51. f. 61.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 257.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 258.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 259.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 314.