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HMS Hermes - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hermes

Name : HMS Hermes
Laid Down : 15th January 1918
Launched : 11th September 1919
Completed : July 1923
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class :
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : 95
Fate : Sunk 9th April 1942.

After launching, work was suspended on her and, in January 1920, she was towed to Devonport Dockyard for completion.

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HMS Hermes, 1920.


HMS Hermes, 1924.


HMS Hermes, October 1937.


HMS Hermes, May 1937.


HMS Hermes, October 1934.


HMS Hermes, October 1934.


HMS Hermes, May 1937.


HMS Hermes, May 1937.


HMS Hermes, May 1937.


HMS Hermes c.1927


HMS Hermes


HMS Hermes, Malta, 1920s.


HMS Hermes China Station Sports Trophies, 1930 - 1933.


The flight deck of HMS Hermes.

Timeline Entries :


15th January 1918 - Laid down at Armstrongs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
11th September 1919 - Launched
7th July 1923 - Commissioned
26th July 1924 - Fleet Review at Spithead
9th September 1924 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
29th October 1926 - At Hong Kong
23rd April 1932 - Sailed Hong Kong for Amoy
26th April 1932 - Arrived Amoy
1st October 1932 - China Station
1st October 1932 - Capt. W. B. MacKenzie in Command
27th April 1933 - Sailed Hong Kong for Tsingtao
27th April 1933 - Sailed Hong Kong for Tsingtao
22nd June 1933 - Arrived Colombo
18th July 1933 - Passed Gibraltar heading west
15th August 1934 - Capt. Hon. G. Fraser in Command
23rd November 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
30th November 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Port Said
3rd December 1934 - Arrived Port Said
4th December 1934 - Sailed Port Said for Aden
4th December 1934 - Arrived Suez and sailed for Aden
9th December 1934 - Arrived Aden
10th December 1934 - Sailed Aden for Colombo
17th December 1934 - Arrived Colombo
20th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
26th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
26th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
26th December 1934 - Capt. Hon. G. Fraser in Command
26th December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
1st January 1935 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
6th January 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
1st August 1935 - Sailed Chinwangtao
2nd March 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
11th May 1936 - Sailed Kobe for Kagoshima
27th May 1936 - At Wei Hai Wei
27th May 1936 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
12th October 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong
14th October 1936 - Arrived Shanghai
28th October 1936 - Sailed Shanghai
30th October 1936 - Arrived Amoy
2nd November 1936 - Sailed Amoy
17th March 1937 - Sailed Singapore for Penang
25th March 1937 - Sailed Penang
30th March 1937 - Arrived Colombo
23rd April 1937 - Sailed Malta
26th April 1937 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
12th June 1937 - Cdr. Charles Thorburn Addis in Command
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
1st September 1939 - Sailed Plymouth and arrived Portland later that day
3rd September 1939 - Channel Force
3rd September 1939 - At Portland
7th October 1939 - Sailed Portland for Halifax
7th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth
14th October 1939 - Arrived Dakar
16th October 1939 - Arrived Halifax
25th October 1939 - Sailed Dakar to search for Santa Fe
25th October 1939 - Sailed Dakar to carry out a sweep to the southwest
29th October 1939 - Arrived Dakar
23rd November 1939 - Patrolling between Pernambuco and Freetown
12th December 1939 - North of St Paul Rocks
13th December 1939 - Arrived at Dakar for refuelling, also before setting off for Rio de la Plata
28th December 1939 - Sailed Freetown and joined Convoy SL.14
1st January 1940 - Joined Convoy SLF.14
11th January 1940 - Arrived in the UK with Convoy SLF.14
11th February 1940 - Sailed Freetown to search for the German ships which had escaped from Vigo
19th February 1940 - Arrived Dakar after VO operations
6th March 1940 - Patrolled off the African coast
9th March 1940 - Sailed Dakar on Patrol
16th March 1940 - Arrived Dakar from patrol
26th March 1942 - In the Maldives
29th March 1942 - Sailed Maldives
2nd April 1942 - Arrived Maldives
9th April 1942 - Sunk by Japanese aircraft

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