Vickers-Armstrongs

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Vickers-Armstrongs was a British company formed in 1927 by the merger of Vickers with Armstrong, Whitworth & Company.

The new company would continue to supply naval construction, naval systems, as well as assorted other military hardware through World War II and beyond.

History

Shipbuilding

Ship Type Launched Fate
Kongō battlecruiser 18 May, 1912 Sunk 21 Nov, 1944
H.M.S. Furious battlecruiser 15 Aug, 1916 Sold 23 Jan, 1948
H.M.S. Cumberland heavy cruiser 16 Mar, 1926 Broken up 1959
H.M.S. Oxley submarine 29 Jun, 1926 Sunk 10 Sep, 1939
H.M.S. Otway submarine 7 Sep, 1926 Broken up 1945
H.M.S. Osiris submarine 19 May, 1928 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Oswald submarine 19 Jun, 1928 Sunk 1 Aug, 1940
H.M.S. Medway depot ship 19 Jul, 1928 Torpedoed 30 Jun, 1942
H.M.S. Otus submarine 31 Aug, 1928 Scuttled 1946
H.M.S. Arrow destroyer 22 Aug, 1929 Blown up 8 Apr, 1943
H.M.S. Keith destroyer 10 Jul, 1930 Bombed 1 Jun, 1940
H.M.S. Crescent destroyer 29 Sep, 1931 Collision 25 Jun, 1940
H.M.S. Cygnet destroyer 29 Sep, 1931 Broken up 1947
H.M.S. Thames submarine 26 Feb, 1932 Lost c. 23 Jul, 1940
H.M.S. Defender destroyer 7 Apr, 1932 Sunk 11 Jul, 1941
H.M.S. Diamond destroyer 8 Apr, 1932 Sunk 27 Apr, 1941
H.M.S. Porpoise minelaying submarine 30 Aug, 1932 Sunk 16 Jan, 1945
H.M.S. Severn submarine 16 Jan, 1934 Sold 1946
H.M.S. Ajax light cruiser 1 Mar, 1934 Broken up 1949
H.M.S. Clyde submarine 14 Mar, 1934 Sold 30 Jul, 1946
H.M.S. Fame destroyer 26 Jun, 1934 Transferred 1949
H.M.S. Firedrake destroyer 28 Jun, 1934 Sunk 16 Dec, 1942
H.M.S. Greyhound destroyer 15 Aug, 1935 Sunk 22 May, 1941
H.M.S. Griffin destroyer 15 Aug, 1935 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Narwhal minelaying submarine 29 Aug, 1935 Sunk 23 Jul, 1940
H.M.S. Newcastle light cruiser 23 Jan, 1936 Broken up 1959
H.M.S. Hereward destroyer 10 Mar, 1936 Sunk 29 May, 1941
H.M.S. Hero destroyer 10 Mar, 1936 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Sheffield light cruiser 23 Jul, 1936 Broken up 1967
H.M.S. Rorqual minelaying submarine 27 Jul, 1936 Sold 19 Nov, 1945
H.M.S. Afridi destroyer 8 Jun, 1937 Sunk 3 May, 1940
H.M.S. Cossack destroyer 8 Jun, 1937 Torpedoed 24 Oct, 1941
H.M.S. Eskimo destroyer 3 Sep, 1937 Sold 27 Jun, 1949
H.M.S. Mashona destroyer 3 Sep, 1937 Sunk 28 May, 1941
H.M.S. Harvester destroyer 29 Sep, 1939 Sunk 11 Mar, 1943
H.M.S. Hurricane destroyer 29 Sep, 1939 Sunk 24 Dec, 1943
H.M.S. Ithuriel destroyer 15 Feb, 1940 Lost 28 Nov, 1942
H.M.S. Inconstant destroyer 24 Feb, 1941 Transferred 1946
H.M.S. P222 submarine 20 Sep, 1941 Sunk c. 12 Dec, 1942
H.M.C.S. Iroquois destroyer 23 Sep, 1941 Sold 1966
H.M.S. Seraph submarine 25 Oct, 1941 Scrapped 1962
H.M.C.S. Athabaskan destroyer 18 Nov, 1941 Torpedoed 29 Apr, 1944
H.M.S. Shakespeare submarine 8 Dec, 1941 Sold 14 Jul, 1946
H.M.C.S. Huron destroyer 25 Jun, 1942 Sold 1965
H.M.C.S. Haida destroyer 25 Aug, 1942 Preserved 1964

Ordnance

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Burt, R. A. (1986). British Battleships of World War One. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).