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HMS Delhi - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Delhi

Name : HMS Delhi
Laid Down : 29th October 1917
Launched : 23rd August 1918
Completed : 7th June 1919
Type : Cruiser
Class : D
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : D74, I74
Fate : Sold for scrap 5th March 1948

Converted to anti-aircraft role 1942.

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HMS Delhi, 1925.


HMS Delhi, 1931.


HMS Delhi, July 1943.


HMS Delhi


HMS Delhi pictured c.1936


HMS Delhi firing salute. Monte Carlo, 1934.


Prince of Monaco coming aboard HMS Delhi, 1934, Monaco.

Timeline Entries :


29th October 1917 - Laid down
23rd August 1918 - Launched
6th March 1920 - Sailed Plymouth for Rosyth on route to the Baltic
6th March 1920 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Walter H. Cowan
26th June 1920 - Sailed Copenhagen for Plymouth
2nd September 1920 - Completed refitting at Chatham
1st February 1921 - Sailed UK for Horta
1st February 1921 - Capt. F.L. Tottenham in Command
1st February 1921 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
7th February 1921 - Sailed Horta for Ponta Delgado
15th February 1921 - Sailed Ponta Delgado for Funchal
15th February 1921 - Sailed Ponta Delgado for Madeira
17th February 1921 - Arrived Funchal
28th February 1921 - Sailed Funchal
1st March 1921 - Arrived Teneriffe
5th March 1921 - Sailed Teneriffe
6th March 1921 - Arrived Las Palmas
10th March 1921 - Sailed Las Palmas
10th March 1921 - Sailed Las Palmas for Gibraltar
12th March 1921 - Arrived Gibraltar
17th March 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar
21st March 1921 - Arrived Plyouth
22nd March 1921 - Arrived UK
30th September 1921 - Arrived Heligoland
31st October 1921 - Sailed Invergordon for Fortrose
9th February 1922 - Arrived Pollensa Bay
9th February 1922 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
9th February 1922 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir James Fergusson
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 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Hubert Brand. HMS Delhi
6th May 1923 - Completed refit at Plymouth
6th May 1923 - Capt. J.M. Pipon in Command
31st August 1923 - Completed refit at Chatham
7th January 1932 - Sailed Malta
11th January 1932 - Arrived St. Lucia
28th January 1932 - Sailed Grenada for Kingston
19th February 1932 - Arrived Havana from Puerto Barrios
19th February 1932 - Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Vernon Haggard
24th February 1932 - Sailed Havana
1st April 1932 - At Bermuda
1st April 1932 - Capt. F.N. Attwood in Command
1st April 1932 - Relinquished Flagship of the American and West Indies Station
7th May 1932 - Sailed Bermuda for Plymouth and recommissioning. Relinquished Flagship to HMS Dragon
18th May 1932 - Arrived Plymouth
20th May 1932 - Recommissioned at Plymouth
28th May 1932 - Sailed Plymouth
28th May 1932 - Sailed Plymouth
7th June 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
7th June 1932 - Assumed Flagship of the American and West Indies Station
8th June 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
8th June 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
8th June 1932 - Assumed Flagship from HMS Dragon
2nd July 1932 - Sailed Bermuda
5th July 1932 - Arrived Nassau
7th July 1932 - Sailed Nassau
11th July 1932 - Arrived Balboa
16th July 1932 - Sailed Balboa
20th July 1932 - Arrived Acapulco
22nd July 1932 - Sailed Acapulco
27th July 1932 - Arrived Long Beach
4th August 1932 - Sailed Long Beach
5th August 1932 - Arrived Monterey
10th August 1932 - Sailed Monterey
13th August 1932 - Arrived Vancouver
22nd August 1932 - Arrived Powell River
22nd August 1932 - Sailed Vancouver
24th August 1932 - Sailed Powell River
25th August 1932 - Arrived Stewart
29th August 1932 - Arrived Anyox
29th August 1932 - Sailed Stewart
31st August 1932 - Sailed Anyox
2nd September 1932 - Arrived Esquinalt
11th September 1932 - Sailed Esquimalt
15th September 1932 - Arrived San Fransisco
22nd September 1932 - Sailed San Fransisco
24th September 1932 - Arrived San Diego
29th September 1932 - Sailed San Diego
1st October 1932 - 8th Cruiser Squadron, America and West Indies Station
1st October 1932 - Capt. Hon. E. R. Drummond, MVO in Command
1st October 1932 - Flagship. Rear Admiral the Hon. R. A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, CB, DSO
6th October 1932 - Arrived Balboa
8th October 1932 - Sailed Balboa
10th October 1932 - Arrived Kingston
14th October 1932 - Saled Kingston
18th October 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
29th October 1932 - Sailed Bermuda
8th November 1932 - Arrived Gibraltar
14th November 1932 - Sailed Gibraltar
18th November 1932 - Arrived Malta
12th January 1933 - Sailed Malta
14th January 1933 - Arrived Volo
15th January 1933 - Arrived Volo
23rd January 1933 - Sailed Volo
25th January 1933 - Arrived Missolonghi
25th January 1933 - Sailed Volo
25th January 1933 - Arrived Gulf of Patras
30th January 1933 - Sailed Missolonghi
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
21st March 1933 - Sailed Palma
22nd March 1933 - Arrived Pollensa
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa
28th March 1933 - Sailed Palma
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa for Rapallo
30th March 1933 - Arrived Rapallo
30th March 1933 - Arrived Rapallo
30th March 1933 - Arrived Rapallo
12th April 1933 - Arrived Menton
12th April 1933 - Sailed Rapallo
12th April 1933 - Arrived Mentone
12th April 1933 - Sailed Rapallo
12th April 1933 - Arrived Mentone
24th April 1933 - Sailed Mentone
24th April 1933 - Sailed Menton
24th April 1933 - Sailed Mentone
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th June 1933 - Sailed Malta
29th June 1933 - Arrived Corfu
4th July 1933 - Sailed Corfu
5th July 1933 - Arrived Valona
11th July 1933 - Sailed Valona
11th July 1933 - Arrived Omis
20th July 1933 - Sailed Omis
22nd July 1933 - Arrived Venice
29th July 1933 - Sailed Venice
29th July 1933 - Sailed Venice for Port Slano
31st July 1933 - Arrived Port Slano
1st August 1933 - Arrived Port Slano
5th August 1933 - Sailed Port Slano
5th August 1933 - Arrived Kotor
15th August 1933 - Sailed Kotor
17th August 1933 - Arrived Malta
31st August 1933 - Sailed Malta
2nd September 1933 - Arrived Nauplia
2nd September 1933 - Arrived Nauplia
9th September 1933 - Arrived Poros
9th September 1933 - Sailed Nauplia
9th September 1933 - Sailed Nauplia
15th September 1933 - Sailed Poros
15th September 1933 - Arrived Aegina
23rd September 1933 - Sailed Aegina
25th September 1933 - Arrived Port Said
5th October 1933 - Sailed Port Said
6th October 1933 - Arrived Tobruk
10th October 1933 - Sailed Tobruk
12th October 1933 - Arrived Navarin
12th October 1933 - Arrived Navarin
21st October 1933 - Sailed Navarin
21st October 1933 - Sailed Navarin
23rd October 1933 - Arrived Malta
23rd October 1933 - Arrived Malta
9th January 1934 - Sailed Malta
10th January 1934 - Arrived Tunis
10th January 1934 - Arrived Tunis
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
23rd January 1934 - Sailed Tunis
25th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
3rd March 1934 - Sailed Malta
7th March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
11th March 1934 - Manoeuvres with the Home Fleet
11th March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
16th March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th March 1934 - Arrived Oran
27th March 1934 - Arrived Monaco
27th March 1934 - Arrived Monte Carlo
10th April 1934 - Sailed Monte Carlo
10th April 1934 - Arrived Golfe Juan
10th April 1934 - Arrived Golfe Juan
24th April 1934 - Sailed Golfe Juan
24th April 1934 - Sailed Golfe Juan for Malta
27th April 1934 - Arrived Malta
27th June 1934 - Sailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27th June 1934 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral H.J.S. Brownrigg
27th June 1934 - Sailed Malta
29th June 1934 - Arrived Dragomesti
9th July 1934 - Arrived Patras
9th July 1934 - Sailed Dragomesti
9th July 1934 - Arrived Patras
19th July 1934 - Sailed Patras
20th July 1934 - Arrived Valona
27th July 1934 - Arrived Corfu
27th July 1934 - Sailed Valona
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
20th August 1934 - Sailed Malta
21st August 1934 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
29th August 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
23rd October 1934 - Capt. H.B. Rawlings Relinquished Command
23rd October 1934 - Capt. W.S. Chalmers Assumed Command
23rd October 1934 - Paid off and recommissioned at Plymouth
17th December 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
4th April 1935 - Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
5th April 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd May 1935 - Ceased to be the flagship of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean
11th July 1935 - Sailed Cruz
11th July 1935 - Flgahip of Rear-Admiral G.H. D'Oyly Lyon
19th July 1935 - Sailed Split
20th July 1935 - Arrived Rab
29th July 1935 - Sailed Rab
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
15th April 1936 - Arrived Jaffa
17th April 1936 - Arrived Haifa
20th July 1936 - Arrived Spetsai
10th August 1936 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral G.H. D'O. Lyon
10th August 1936 - Flagship 3rd Cruiser Squadron
25th September 1936 - Arrived Malta
25th September 1936 - Arrived Malta
17th April 1937 - At Plymouth for recommissionung
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Malta for Valencia
25th July 1937 - Arrived Valencia
17th August 1937 - Arrived Malta
7th October 1937 - Arrived Palma
6th December 1937 - Arrived Palma
12th December 1937 - Arrived Marseilles
14th December 1937 - Sailed Marseilles
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
3rd September 1939 - Completed refit at the Nore
13th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow to join 11th Cruiser Squadron
6th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern patrol
10th October 1939 - Took over escorting German liner Cap Norte carrying German reservists from South America
12th October 1939 - Arrived Kirkwall with German liner Cap Norte carrying German reservists from South America
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow fro Sullom Voe
20th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
25th October 1939 - Captured Steamer Rheingold in the Iceland-Faroes Channel
28th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
31st October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
2nd November 1939 - Between the Orkneys and the Faroes
6th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe from Northern Patrol
8th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
12th November 1939 - Intercepted German steamer Mecklenburg
15th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
21st November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
23rd November 1939 - On patrol Iceland-Faroes Channel
25th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
8th December 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol 10 miles 180° from Myggenoes Light in the Faroes
15th December 1939 - Off the Faroes
15th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow via Loch Ewe
17th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Belfast
21st December 1939 - Arrived Belfast to dock and refit
January 1940 - Completed her refit at Belfast
8th January 1940 - Completed docking and refit
9th January 1940 - Sailed Belfast for Scapa Flow
11th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
12th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern duties
17th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow from Northern patrol
19th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
20th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Portsmouth
22nd January 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth
31st January 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Mediterranean
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar from Portsmouth to join the Mediterranean Fleet
3rd February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar
4th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
4th February 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar
6th February 1940 - Arrived Malta
6th February 1940 - Arrived Malta
8th February 1940 - Arrived Malta
8th February 1940 - Flagship of Vice Admiral Destroyers, Mediterranean
9th February 1940 - Became Flagship of Vice-Admiral J.C. Tovey
16th March 1940 - Arrived at Alexandria with CINCMED aboard.
19th September 1941 - At Brooklyn repairing
1948 - Broken up

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