H.M.S. Woolwich (1912)

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H.M.S. Woolwich (1912)
Pendant Number: AC (1914)
CA (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: London and Glasgow[2]
Launched: 5 Sep, 1912[3]
Sold: 23 Jul, 1926[4]

H.M.S. Woolwich was completed to navy order as a depot ship.

Service

Woolwich served with destroyers at Harwich in 1914 and then at Rosyth until the end of the war.[5]

She was with the First Destroyer Flotilla from at least July, 1914.[6] In April 1916, she started also supporting the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

In November, Woolwich was detached from supporting 1 D.F.; then working exclusively for the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

In July 1918, she transferred to work with the Third Destroyer Flotilla, bearing her Captain (D),[9] Woolwich surrendered her role as Captain (D)'s ship in March and April of 1919, and then resumed it "temporarily" until being detached "temporarily" in July, 1919.[10]

She recommissioned at Devonport on 3 February, 1920.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 295.
  6. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 109 of 10 July, 1914.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (April, 1916). p. 12.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1916). p. 11.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1918). p. 15.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 11.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 902-945.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 397a.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).