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HMS Diomede - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Diomede

Name : HMS Diomede
Laid Down : 3rd June 1918
Launched : 29th April 1919
Completed : 24th February 1922
Type : Cruiser
Class : Danae
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 4th ship with this name.
Pennants : D92, I92
Fate : Sold for scrap 5th April 1946

Completed by Portsmouth Dockyard 1922. Transferred to New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy between 1925 and 1935.

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HMS Diomede, 1920s.


HMS Diomede, May 1938.


HMS Diomede, May 1938.


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HMS Diomede.

Timeline Entries :


29th April 1919 - Launched
1925 - Transferred to New Zealand Division
3rd February 1931 - Sailed Auckland to Hawkes Bay ro assist in Earthquake
29th March 1932 - Arrived Picton
5th April 1932 - Arrived Powerful Bay
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. V. A. C. Crutchley, VC, DSO in Command
1st October 1932 - New Zealand Station
1st October 1932 - Flagship. Captain F. B. Watson, DSO, Commodore 2nd Class
27th February 1933 - Arrived Whangatoa
10th March 1933 - Arrived Wellington
1st April 1933 - Arrived Wellington
5th April 1933 - Arrived Pago Pago
11th April 1933 - Sailed Auckland
11th April 1933 - Flagship of Commodore F. Burges Watson
15th April 1933 - Arrived Nukualofa
15th April 1933 - Arrived Nukualofa
17th April 1933 - Sailed Nukualofa
18th April 1933 - Arrived Vavua
18th April 1933 - Arrived Vavua
19th April 1933 - Sailed Vavua
19th April 1933 - Arrived Apia
21st April 1933 - Arrived Apia
24th April 1933 - Sailed Apia for Pago Pago
24th April 1933 - Capt. V.A.C. Crutchley in Commanf
24th April 1933 - Flagship of Commodore F. Burgess Watson
24th April 1933 - Sailed Apia
24th April 1933 - Arrived and sailed Apia
27th April 1933 - Arrived Rarotonga
29th April 1933 - Sailed Rarotonga
5th May 1933 - Arrived Auckland
4th November 1933 - Sailed Dunedin for Auckland
7th December 1933 - Arrived Auckland
5th February 1934 - Arrived Russell
7th February 1934 - Arrived Hauraki
15th February 1934 - Arrived Russell
25th February 1934 - Arrived Napier
2nd March 1934 - Arrived Wellington
9th April 1934 - Arrived Timaru
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Wellington
24th April 1934 - Sailed Wellington for Auckland
18th June 1934 - Capt. C.M. Graham in Command
18th June 1934 - Sailed Auckland
20th June 1934 - Arrived Norfolk Island
21st June 1934 - Sailed Norfolk Isalnd
23rd June 1934 - Arrived Vila
27th June 1934 - Sailed Vila
27th June 1934 - Arrived Hog Harbour
2nd July 1934 - Sailed Hog Harbour
8th July 1934 - Arrived Hog Harbour
1st August 1934 - Arrived Nukualofa
10th August 1934 - Arrived Auckland
21st September 1934 - Arrived Sydney
6th October 1934 - Sailed Sydney for Hobart
18th October 1934 - Arrived Melbourne
12th December 1934 - Sailed Auckland for Wellington
15th December 1934 - Arrived Wellington
22nd December 1934 - Arrived Auckland
29th July 1935 - Arrived Puka Puka
30th July 1935 - Arrived Pago Pago
12th August 1935 - Arrived Suva
1936 - Returned to Royal Navy
2nd March 1936 - Arrived Malta
31st March 1936 - Paid off at Chatham and recommissioned
16th March 1937 - Sailed Port Said for Aden
26th March 1937 - Arrived Colombo
14th April 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wusung
22nd April 1937 - Arrived Hankow
8th May 1937 - Sailed Suez
25th May 1937 - Arrived Colombo
25th May 1937 - Capt. A.R. Halfhide in Command
28th May 1937 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
28th May 1937 - Sailed Colombo
3rd June 1937 - Arrived and sailed Aden
3rd June 1937 - Arrived and sailed Aden
7th June 1937 - Arrived Suez
8th June 1937 - Arrived and sailed Port Said
11th June 1937 - Arrived Malta
14th June 1937 - Sailed Malta for Plymouth
14th June 1937 - Sailed Malta
20th June 1937 - Arrived and sailed Plymouth
20th June 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
20th June 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth and sailed for Sheerness
21st June 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
28th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
26th August 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow from the Reserve Fleet
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 7th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
30th September 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol between the Orkneys and the Faroes
10th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol duties
19th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
21st October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
21st October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol between Shetlands and Faroes
24th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe for refuelling
25th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
27th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol duties
29th October 1939 - On Northern Patrol duties between the Faroes and Iceland
2nd November 1939 - Between the Faroes and Iceland
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
8th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
11th November 1939 - Escorting Swedish steamer Drottningholm towards Kirkwall
15th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe with weather damage
17th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
21st November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
23rd November 1939 - Took station off North Rona to patrol the approaches to the Fair Island Channel
25th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
25th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
2nd 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
16th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow via Loch Ewe
20th December 1939 - Refitting at Plymouth
10th January 1940 - Refitting conpleted at Plymouth
13th January 1940 - Sailed Plymouth for Rosyth
16th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on patrol
25th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Plymouth
30th January 1940 - Arrived Plymouth. Later sailed to join the 8th Cruiser Squadron in the North America and West Indies Station
6th February 1940 - Sailed Plymouth for Bermuda
29th February 1940 - Sailed Kingston, Jamaica for duty in the Pacific
1946 - Broken up

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