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HMS Dauntless - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Dauntless

Name : HMS Dauntless
Laid Down : 3rd January 1917
Launched : 10th April 1918
Completed : 22nd November 1918
Type : Cruiser
Class : Danae
Builder : Palmer
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 4th ship with this name.
Pennants : D45, I45
Fate : Sold for scrap April 1946

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Timeline Entries :


3rd January 1917 - Laid down
10th April 1918 - Launched
26th November 1918 - Commissioned
26th November 1918 - Commissioned
December 1918 - Harwich Force
1st June 1919 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
2nd August 1919 - Sailed Plymouth for Canada
10th August 1919 - Sailed St. John's (N.F.)
11th August 1919 - Arrived Concepcion Bay
30th March 1920 - Arrived Libau
30th March 1920 - Arrived Libau
1st February 1921 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
1st February 1921 - Capt. C.H. Pilcher in Command
11th February 1921 - Sailed Plymouth
15th February 1921 - Sailed Ponta Delgado for Funchal
17th February 1921 - Arrived Funchal
28th February 1921 - Sailed Funchal
5th March 1921 - Sailed Las Palmas
6th March 1921 - Arrived Casablanca
11th March 1921 - Sailed Casablanca for Gibraltar
11th March 1921 - Sailed Casablanca
12th March 1921 - Arrived Gibraltar
17th March 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar
22nd March 1921 - Arrived UK
9th February 1922 - Arrived Pollensa Bay
9th February 1922 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
20th February 1922 - Sailed Pollensa Bay
21st February 1922 - Arrived Palma
4th March 1922 - Sailed Palma
6th March 1922 - Arrived Gibraltar
13th March 1922 - Sailed Gibraltar
16th March 1922 - Arrived Arosa Bay
25th March 1922 - Sailed Arosa Bay
27th March 1922 - Arrived St. Nazaaire
7th April 1922 - Sailed St. Nazaire
1923 - Captain Charles W. Round-Turner in Command
6th May 1923 - Completed refit at Chatham
6th May 1923 - Capt. C.W. Round-Turner in Commanf
1925 - Mediterranean Cruise
2nd July 1928 - Ran aground on Thrum Cap Shoal while entering Halifax
11th July 1928 - Refloated
1st May 1930 - Sailed Bermuda
7th May 1930 - Arrived Colon
10th May 1930 - Sailed Colon
13th May 1930 - Arrived La Union
16th May 1930 - Sailed La Union
24th May 1930 - Arrived Santa Monica
29th May 1930 - Sailed Santa Monica
29th May 1930 - Arrived San Pedro
29th May 1930 - Sailed San Pedro
2nd June 1930 - Arrived Esquixalt B.C.
15th July 1930 - Capt. H.R. Moore in Command
18th July 1930 - Sailed Esquixalt
23rd July 1930 - Arrived Wrangell
28th July 1930 - Sailed Wrangell
29th July 1930 - Arrived Juneau
6th August 1930 - Sailed Juneau
7th August 1930 - Arrived Sitka
12th August 1930 - Sailed Sitka
15th August 1930 - Sailed San Francisco
18th August 1930 - Arrived Vancouver
28th August 1930 - Sailed Vancouver
28th August 1930 - Arrived Cowichan
31st August 1930 - Sailed Cowichan
1st September 1930 - Arrived Astoria, Oregon
6th September 1930 - Sailed Astoria, Oregon
8th September 1930 - Arrived San Fransisco
15th September 1930 - Sailed San Fransisco
16th September 1930 - Arrived Santa Barbara
16th September 1930 - Arrived Santa Barbara
22nd September 1930 - Sailed Santa Barbara
22nd September 1930 - Sailed Santa Barbara
22nd September 1930 - Arrived San Pedro
22nd September 1930 - Sailed San Pedro
3rd October 1930 - Arrived Panama Canal
4th October 1930 - Sailed Panama Canal
6th October 1930 - Arrived Kingston
11th October 1930 - Sailed Kingston
15th October 1930 - Arrived Bermuda
29th March 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
1st July 1932 - Leaves The South American Division for Portsmouth
27th July 1932 - Commenced South American Cruise
27th July 1932 - Capt. Charles Otway Alexander Assumed Command
10th September 1932 - Sailed Portsmouth
14th September 1932 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st October 1932 - 8th Cruiser Squadron, America and West Indies Station
1st October 1932 - Capt. C. O. Alexander in Command
12th October 1932 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th October 1932 - Arrived Rio de Janeiro
14th November 1932 - Sailed Rio de Janeiro
14th November 1932 - Arrived Ilha Grande
21st November 1932 - Sailed Ilha Grande
25th November 1932 - Arrived Montevideo
6th December 1932 - Sailed Montevideo
7th December 1932 - Arrived Fray Bentos
10th December 1932 - Arrived Concepcion
10th December 1932 - Sailed Fray Bentos
13th December 1932 - Sailed Concepcion
13th December 1932 - Arrived Casa Blanca
17th December 1932 - Sailed Casa Blanca
17th December 1932 - Arrived Uruguay River
19th December 1932 - Sailed Uruguay River
20th December 1932 - Arrived Buenos Aires
3rd January 1933 - Sailed Buenos Aires
3rd January 1933 - Sailed Buenos Aires for Punta del Este
4th January 1933 - Arrived Punta Del Este
12th January 1933 - Sailed Punta Del Este
13th January 1933 - Arrived Mar Del Plata
22nd January 1933 - Sailed Mar Del Plata
23rd January 1933 - Arrived Inge Niero White
28th January 1933 - Sailed Inge Niero White
28th January 1933 - Sailed Ingeniero White
30th January 1933 - Arrived Punta Del Este
6th February 1933 - Sailed Punta Del Este
7th February 1933 - Arrived Rio Grande Do Sol
10th February 1933 - Sailed Rio Grande Do Sol
10th February 1933 - Sailed Rio Grande do Sul for Santos
13th February 1933 - Arrived Santos
18th February 1933 - Sailed Santos
22nd February 1933 - Arrived Bahia
27th February 1933 - Sailed Bahia
12th March 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
12th March 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
13th May 1933 - Sailed Bermuda after refit for Kingston, Jamaica
27th May 1933 - Sailed Bermuda
31st May 1933 - Arrived Kingston
1st June 1933 - Sailed Kingston
3rd June 1933 - Arrived Balbao
10th June 1933 - Sailed Balbao
12th June 1933 - Arrived Buenaventura
15th June 1933 - Sailed Buenaventura
17th June 1933 - Arrived Santa Elena
22nd June 1933 - Sailed Santa Elena
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Guayaquil
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Guayaquil
29th June 1933 - Sailed Guayaquil
30th June 1933 - Arrived Talara
8th July 1933 - Arrived Lobitos
8th July 1933 - Sailed Talara
11th July 1933 - Sailed Lobitos
11th July 1933 - Arrived Paita
14th July 1933 - Sailed Paita
15th July 1933 - Arrived Salaverry
19th July 1933 - Sailed Salaverry
20th July 1933 - Arrived Callao
4th September 1933 - Sailed Callao
5th September 1933 - Arrived Indepencia
13th September 1933 - Sailed Indepencia
14th September 1933 - Arrived Mollendo
21st September 1933 - Sailed Mollendo
25th September 1933 - Arrived Valparaiso
10th October 1933 - Sailed Valparaiso
19th October 1933 - Arrived Ushuaia
25th October 1933 - Sailed Ushuaia
25th October 1933 - Sailed Ushuwaia for Port Stanley
27th October 1933 - Arrived Port Stanley
13th November 1933 - Sailed Port Stanley
13th November 1933 - Arrived San Carlos
17th November 1933 - Arrived Mare Harbour
17th November 1933 - Sailed San Carlos
20th November 1933 - Arrived Darwin
20th November 1933 - Sailed Mare Harbour
27th November 1933 - Arrived Port Stanley
27th November 1933 - Sailed Darwin
11th December 1933 - Sailed Port Stanley
13th December 1933 - Arrived Fondeadero Cracker
21st December 1933 - Sailed Fondeadero
23rd December 1933 - Arrived Mar Del Plata
23rd December 1933 - Arrived Mar del Plata
3rd January 1934 - Sailed Mar del Plate for Punta del Este
3rd January 1934 - Sailed Mar Del Plata
4th January 1934 - Arrived Punta del Este
4th January 1934 - Arrived Punta Del Este
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
25th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
29th January 1934 - Sailed Punta del Este for Bahia
29th January 1934 - Sailed Punta Del Este
5th February 1934 - Arrived Bahia
5th February 1934 - Arrived Bahia
8th February 1934 - Sailed Bahia
8th February 1934 - Sailed Bahia for St. Vincent
12th February 1934 - Capt. C.O. Alexander in Command
16th February 1934 - Arrived St. Vincent (C.V.I.)
17th February 1934 - Sailed St. Vincent
17th February 1934 - At St. Vincent
17th February 1934 - Sailed St. Vincent (C.V.I.) for Gibraltar
23rd February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd February 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
24th February 1934 - Completed South American Cruise
13th March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
13th March 1934 - Commenced Combined Fleet Exercises
16th March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
16th March 1934 - Completed Combined Fleet Exercises
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th March 1934 - Arrived La Ciotat
10th April 1934 - Arrived Golfe Juan
10th April 1934 - Sailed La Ciotat
10th April 1934 - Arrived Golfe Juan
24th April 1934 - Sailed Golfe Juan for Malta
24th April 1934 - Sailed Golfe Juan
27th April 1934 - Arrived Malta
27th June 1934 - Sailed Malta
27th June 1934 - Sailed Malta for Summer Cruise
29th June 1934 - Arrived Dragamesti Bay
9th July 1934 - Sailed Dragomesti for Zantec
9th July 1934 - Sailed Dragamesti Bay
9th July 1934 - Arrived Zante
20th July 1934 - Sailed Zante
20th July 1934 - Arrived Argostoli
27th July 1934 - Arrived Corfu
27th July 1934 - Sailed Argostoli
5th August 1934 - Sailed Corfu
6th August 1934 - Arrived Navarin
13th August 1934 - Sailed Navarin
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
7th September 1934 - Sailed Malta
10th September 1934 - Arrived Abbazia
10th September 1934 - Arrived Abbazia
18th September 1934 - Sailed Abbazia
18th September 1934 - Arrived Pola
25th September 1934 - Sailed Pola
30th September 1934 - Arrived Pola
9th October 1934 - Sailed Haifa
10th October 1934 - Arrived Port Said
19th October 1934 - Sailed Port Said
20th October 1934 - Arrived Famagusta
20th October 1934 - Arrived Famagusta
28th October 1934 - Sailed Famagusta
1st November 1934 - Arrived Malta
10th January 1935 - Sailed Malta
12th January 1935 - Arrived Argostoli
21st January 1935 - Sailed Argostoli
21st January 1935 - Arrived Anchorage X
23rd January 1935 - Sailed Anchorage X
25th January 1935 - Arrived Malta
28th January 1935 - Sailed Malta
February 1935 - Capt. Charles Otway Alexander Relinquished Command
1st February 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd February 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th February 1935 - Arrived Portsmouth
2nd April 1935 - Capt. C.O. Alexander in Command
2nd April 1935 - Paid of into reserve
2nd April 1935 - Cdr E.S.F. Fegen in Command from reserve
20th July 1935 - Cdr. H.T. Rust in Command in reserve
10th January 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth from trooping voyage to China
7th April 1936 - Arrived Malta
7th April 1936 - Arrived Malta
7th April 1936 - Capt. Sir Lionel Sturdee in Command
11th April 1936 - Sailed Malta
11th April 1936 - Sailed Malta
11th April 1936 - Arrived Port Said & Suez
14th April 1936 - Arrived and Sailed Port Said and Suez
14th April 1936 - At Port Said and Suez
19th April 1936 - Arrived Aden
19th April 1936 - Arrived Aden
19th April 1936 - Arrived Aden
20th April 1936 - Sailed Aden
20th April 1936 - Sailed Aden
27th April 1936 - Arrived Colombo
27th April 1936 - Arrived Colombo
3rd May 1936 - Sailed Colombo
3rd May 1936 - Sailed Colombo
7th May 1936 - Arrived Singapore
7th May 1936 - Arrived Singapore
8th May 1936 - Sailed Singapore
8th May 1936 - Sailed Singapore
12th May 1936 - Arrived and Sailed Hong Kong
12th May 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
17th May 1936 - Arrived Wusung
17th May 1936 - Arrived Wusung
18th May 1936 - Sailed Wusung
18th May 1936 - Sailed Wusung
19th May 1936 - Arrived Nanking
19th May 1936 - Arrived Nanking
21st May 1936 - Sailed Nanking
21st May 1936 - Sailed Nanking
23rd May 1936 - Arrived Hankow
23rd May 1936 - Arrived Hankow
3rd June 1936 - Sailed Hankow
3rd June 1936 - Sailed Hankow for Ichang
3rd June 1936 - Sailed Hankow
5th June 1936 - Arrived Wusung
6th June 1936 - Sailed Wusung
9th June 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
10th June 1936 - Sailed Singapore
13th June 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong
17th June 1936 - Arrived Singapore
17th June 1936 - Arrived Singapore
19th June 1936 - Sailed Singapore for Colombo
23rd June 1936 - Arrived Colombo
27th June 1936 - Sailed Colombo
4th July 1936 - Arrived Aden
5th July 1936 - Sailed Aden
9th July 1936 - Arrived Port Said
12th July 1936 - Arrived Malta
16th July 1936 - Sailed Malta
20th July 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd July 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
25th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
26th August 1939 - Escorted British liner Dunera
29th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar with convoy AB.1 for the Cape
2nd September 1939 - 9th Cruiser Squadron, South Atlantic Command, Freetown
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Freetown
10th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
13th October 1939 - Arrived at Malta en route to the China Station.
14th October 1939 - Sailed Malta
16th October 1939 - Arrived Port Said
16th October 1939 - Sailed Suez for Colombo
21st October 1939 - Sailed Aden en route to Colombo, and was ordered to examine the Cargados, Carajos, Chagos groups for German activity.
28th October 1939 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
31st October 1939 - Arrived Singapore
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Singapore on patrol duties
4th November 1939 - Relieved HMS Birmingham in the Sunda Strait
4th November 1939 - Relieved HMS Birmingham on patrol in the Sunda Strait
7th November 1939 - Arrived Singapore
12th November 1939 - Arrived at Singapore after patrol in the Sunda Strait
19th November 1939 - Sailed Singapore on patrol
28th November 1939 - Arrived Singapore
7th December 1939 - Sailed Singapore on patrol
23rd December 1939 - Arrived Singapore
8th January 1940 - Sailed Singapore on patrol duties
17th January 1940 - Arrived Singapore
22nd January 1940 - Sailed Singapore on patrol duties
22nd January 1940 - Sailed Singapore on patrol duties
27th January 1940 - Arrived Penang
27th January 1940 - Arrived Penang
1st March 1940 - Sailed Singapore for Penang
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Penang
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Nocobar Islands for refuelling
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Singapore
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Penang
8th March 1940 - Arrived Penang
18th March 1940 - Reported main condenser problems.
1946 - Broken up

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