H.M.S. Viceroy (1917)

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H.M.S. Viceroy (1917)
Pendant Number: F.99 (Jan 1918)
F.38 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company[2]
Launched: 17 Nov, 1917[3]
Completed: 14 Jan, 1918[4]
Commissioned: 8 Jan, 1918[5]
Sold: Jun, 1948[6]

H.M.S. Viceroy was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

Viceroy commissioned on 8 January, 1918.[7]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 15 September, 1924.[8]

Paid off into Dockyard Control on 19 May, 1927,[9] the ship soon commissioned at Devonport on 31 August, 1927 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[10]

Commissioned at Devonport on 19 November, 1929 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[11]

She was re-commissioned at Devonport on 7 June, 1932 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla with the Home Fleet,[12] remaining with them until at least mid-1937 and re-commissioning at Portsmouth on 31 August, 1934.[13][14]

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.[15]

Re-commissioned in Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth on 4 November, 1936.[16]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p 884.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 74.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 884.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 281.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 280.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 280.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 279a.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 283.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 285.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 285.
  15. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 285.
  17. Sworder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/259. f. ?.
  18. Sworder Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/259. f. ?.
  19. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 884.
  21. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  22. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/332. f. ?.
  23. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/332. f. ?.
  24. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  25. Scott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/294. f. 309.
  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. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  31. McGrath Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/96. f. 95.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 279a.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 285.
  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.

Bibliography


"V" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Vancouver Vanessa Vanity Vanquisher Vanoc
Vega Velox Vehement Venturous Vendetta
Venetia Verdun Versatile Verulam Vesper
  Vidette Violent Vimiera Vittoria  
  Vivacious Vivien Vortigern Vectis  
Thornycroft Specials
  Viceroy Viscount  
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