H.M.S. Canterbury (1915)

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H.M.S. Canterbury (1915)
Pendant Number: 0A (1914)
27 (Jan 1918)
59 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Laid down: 14 Oct, 1914[3]
Launched: 21 Dec, 1915[4]
Commissioned: May, 1916[5]
Sold: Jul, 1934[6]
Fate: Broken up

H.M.S. Canterbury was one of four Cambrian class light cruisers completed in 1915 and 1916.

Service

Canterbury was completed just in time to participate at the Battle of Jutland, where she screened the Third Battle Cruiser Squadron along with Chester. who was similarly detached from the Third Light Cruiser Squadron. Lucky to escape the considerable damage sustained by Chester, Canterbury fought at the Action of 23 July, 1916, a running night action where she pursued a superior force of German destroyers.

Canterbury was fitted with a director in March, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[7]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 15 November, 1919.[8]

In mid-1920, Canterbury was to receive 21-in Mark II***** S.L. torpedoes.[9]

Canterbury re-commissioned on 3 January, 1925.[10]

She was again re-commissioned on 11 November, 1926 and on 11 November 1928 for duty with the Second Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.[11][12]

The cruiser was reduced to Reserve on 30 January, 1931.[13]

She was re-commissioned in Reserve at Chatham on 24 August, 1932.[14]

She was finally transferred to Dockyard Control at Sheerness on 1 December, 1933[15] and sold in July 1934.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 48.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 59.
  7. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 740.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1920. pp. 6-7. (G. 10141/20-6.8.1920).
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 221.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 220.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 220.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 751.
  17. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 740.
  19. Edwards Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/417. ff. 419, 229.
  20. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  21. Astley-Rushton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 55.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 732.
  23. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 433.
  24. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 433.
  25. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  26. Hardman-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 152.
  27. Eliot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/15. f. 15.
  28. Eliot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/15. f. 15.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 225.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 221.
  31. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  32. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 584.
  33. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  34. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  35. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  36. Day of month taken from predecessor's superseding date. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  37. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/15
  38. Dobson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 9.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  40. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/12. f. 11.
  41. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/12. f. 11.
  42. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  43. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  44. Robley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/36. f. ?.
  45. Robley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/54/36. f. ?.
  46. Butter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/122. f. 486.
  47. Butter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/122. f. 486.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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