H.M.S. Laburnum (1915)

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H.M.S. Laburnum (1915)
Pendant Number: M.47 (Feb, 1915)
T.21 (Sep, 1915)
T.49 (Jan, 1918)[1]
Builder: Charles Connell & Company[2]
Ordered: Jan, 1915[3]
Launched: 10 Jun, 1915[4]
Lost: Feb, 1942[5]
Fate: at Singapore
H.M.S. Laburnum was one of twenty-four Acacia Class sweeping sloops completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Upon first entering service Laburnum operated with the First Sloop Flotilla from September, 1915 through mid-1917. Her crew was to share in a distributed salvage award for the steamship Luciline, along with Lavender, Ina William, Drake II, Lucida and Reindeer II. The salvage occurred between 13 March and 3 April, 1917.[6]

In mid-1917, she was moved to support the Northern Division of the Coast of Ireland where she remained until late 1918 when she briefly rejoined the First.

She re-commissioned with reserve complement at Devonport in October 1920 and underwent a complete refit for service in New Zealand. She was to be ready for commissioning in October 1921, expected to sail out to join Veronica at New Zealand.[7] She departed in November for New Zealand under the command of Commander George Ponsonby Sherston, with an itinerary that included a stop at Gibraltar in early December, then Malta, Port Said, Aden, Singapore, Batavia, Brisbane, Sydney and finally arriving at Auckland on 15 March, 1922.[8]

Through approximately 1934, the two sloops operated from New Zealand,[9] Laburnum being re-commissioned at Auckland on 18 March, 1924.[10]

The ship was re-commissioned at Auckland on 11 January, 1927.[11]

Laburnum was re-commissioned at Auckland on 7 June, 1930[12] and again on 2 November, 1931.[13]

She re-commissioned on 12 April, 1934 for service out of New Zealand.[14]

Laburnum was replaced in her duties at New Zealand in 1935 by the new sloop Wellington and became the drill-ship of the Singapore Division of the R.N.V.R. and made her first cruise amongst the Pacific islands in this capacity from 15 July to 21 September, 1935.[15]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 93. The M pendants were changed to M (international) on 24 Apr 1915.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 94.
  6. "News in Brief." The Times (London, England), Saturday, July 27, 1918, Issue 41853, p.3.
  7. "New Zealand Navy." The Times (London, England), Thursday, August 18, 1921, Issue 42802, p.4.
  8. "Voyage of the Laburnum." The Times (London, England), Friday, December 2, 1921, Issue 42893, p.12.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 709 and Navy Lists to October 1935.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 251.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 250.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.
  15. "New Sloop in New Zealand." The Times (London, England), Monday, May 13, 1935, Issue 47062, p.27.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395t.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 394y.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 827.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 798.
  20. Southby Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/48/115. f. 118.
  21. Southby Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/48/115. f. 118.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 777.
  23. Ship's Log.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 251.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 250.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.

Bibliography


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