H.M.S. Calcutta (1918)

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H.M.S. Calcutta (1918)
Pendant Number: 74 (Aug 1919)[1]
Builder: Vickers
Laid down: 18 Oct, 1917
Launched: 9 Jul, 1918
Sunk:
Fate: Sunk 1 June, 1941

Service

In early 1921, she was flagship of the Eighth Light Cruiser Squadron.[2]

Calcutta re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 September, 1923.[3]

She re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 11 May, 1926.[4]

Re-commissioned at Chatham on 18 September, 1928.[5] In early 1929, she was flagship on the Africa Station, and of Sixth Cruiser Squadron.[6]

Calcutta re-commissioned at Chatham on 24 April, 1931 with Reserve Complement.[7]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[8]

She reduced to Reserve at The Nore at Standard Notice on 3 July, 1935.[9]

Fire Control

Listed in June 1918 as one of eight light cruisers to receive a Mark III* Dreyer Table, presumably in place at time of completion.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships: 1914-1919.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 738.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 220.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 220.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 221.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 220.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 219.
  8. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 220.
  10. Handbook for Capt. FC Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, p. 3.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.
  12. Compton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/247. f. 281.
  13. Compton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/247. f. 281. I am inferring the date within 1922.
  14. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  15. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 59.
  16. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  17. Kitson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 186.
  18. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  19. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 220. This source says 9 May.
  21. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  22. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 220.
  24. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  25. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  26. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  27. Bonham-Carter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/81. f. 441.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 219.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 219.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 219.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 220.
  33. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  34. Farrant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/41. f. 41.
  35. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1938; pg. 18; Issue 48042.
  36. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1938; pg. 18; Issue 48042.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography

  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.


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