H.M.S. Veteran (1919)

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H.M.S. Veteran (1919)
Pendant Number: D.72 (Nov 1919)[1]
Builder: John Brown & Company[2]
Ordered: Apr, 1918 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 26 Apr, 1919[4]
Completed: 13 Nov, 1919[5]
Commissioned: 30 Oct, 1919[6]
Torpedoed: 26 Sep, 1942[7]
Fate: by U-404 in North Atlantic

H.M.S. Veteran was one of fifteen destroyers of the Modified "W" class. She was completed after the war.

Service

Veteran was commissioned on 30 October, 1919.[8]

She was re-commissioned on 6 July, 1923.[9]

She was re-commissioned on 2 February, 1926.[10]

Veteran was re-commissioned at Devonport on 16 October, 1928.[11]

The ship re-commissioned with Reserve complement at Chatham on 24 April, 1930.[12]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 11 December, 1931.[13]

She re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 2 April, 1934 for service with the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla on the China Station.[14]

By October 1935, she was attached to the First Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[15]

Re-commissioned on 31 March, 1937 in the Reserve Fleet at The Nore.[16]

Equipment

In 1923, she was one of five destroyers and flotilla leader types to be given new, opalescent glass dials with sixteen orders for their Chadburn's Torpedo Telegraphs, an increase from the twelve orders in the original design. They required new gearing to match. It was resolved that further installations of this type should occur "as soon as financial conditions permit of it."[17]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5 or perhaps £1. 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.[18]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p.85.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 313.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 883.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 76.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 883.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 281.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 280.
  11. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 280.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 279a.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 283.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 285.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 285.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 285.
  17. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1923. p. 136.
  18. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  19. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 883.
  21. Fallowfield Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/242. f. 243.
  22. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  23. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  24. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/129. f. 485.
  25. Bush Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/129. f. 485.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 281.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 281.
  28. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 281.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 280.
  30. "Command of the Torrid." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 11, 1932; pg. 17; Issue 46182.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 283.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 285.
  33. Black Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/134. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 285.
  35. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  36. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  37. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  38. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  39. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  40. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  41. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  42. Uboat.net page on the ship.

Bibliography


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