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HMS Dragon - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Dragon

Name : HMS Dragon
Laid Down : 24th January 1917
Launched : 29th December 1917
Completed : 16th August 1918
Type : Cruiser
Class : Danae
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 12th ship with this name.
Pennants : D46, I46
Fate : Loaned to Poland (Dragon) January 1943
Later became : ORP Dragon

Known locations : Hamburg, Germany, on 17th March 1919, Forth, Scotland, 8th March 1920 Antwerp, 25th April 1920, Alabama, USA, 1934.

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HMS Dragon, 1919.


HMS Dragon


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HMS Dragon at Hamburg, 17th March 1919.


HMS Dragon.


HMS Dragon in May 1934


HMS Dragon


HMS Dragon passing under one of Mobiles bridges c.1934


HMS Dragon, Alabama, 1934.


HMS Dragon at Mobile, USA.


HMS Dragon.


HMS Dragon.


HMS Dragon.


HMS Dragon at Antwerp, 25th April 1920.


The Forth Bridge, taken from HMS Dragon, 8th March 1920.

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Two of the D Class ships, 1920. HMS Durban is the near ship, and HMS Dragon the far one.

Timeline Entries :


24th January 1917 - Laid Down
29th December 1917 - Launched
August 1918 - Harwich Force
16th August 1918 - Commissioned
1st June 1919 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
14th July 1919 - Capt. A.H. Alington in Command
3rd August 1919 - Arrived Portsmouth
11th August 1919 - Arrived Concepcion Bay
31st March 1920 - Sailed Rosyth for Sheerness
31st March 1920 - Sailed Rosyth for Sheerness
1st April 1920 - Arrived Sheerness from Scottish waters
1st April 1920 - Capt. O.H. Hawke-Glenn in Command
6th August 1920 - Sailed Portland for Copenhagen
9th September 1920 - Capt. O.H. Hawke-Glenn in Command
9th September 1920 - Capt. O.H. Hawke-Genn in Command
9th September 1920 - Arrived Sheerness for refit at Chatham
9th September 1920 - Arrived Sheerness from the Baltic and prepare for refit at Chatham
1st February 1921 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
1st February 1921 - Sailed UK for Horta
1st February 1921 - Capt. O.H. Hawke-Genn in Command
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 Las Palmas
10th March 1921 - Sailed Las Palmas for Gibraltar
10th March 1921 - Sailed Las Palmas
12th March 1921 - Arrived Gibraltar
17th March 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar
22nd March 1921 - Arrived UK
18th August 1921 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham
18th August 1921 - Arrived Chatham
27th December 1922 - Capt. B.W.M. Fairbairn in Command
27th December 1922 - Relieved in Irish Waters by HMS Castor
1923 - Bernard W.M. Fairbairn in Command
1st January 1923 - Arrived Chatham for refit
1st January 1923 - Capt. B.W.M. Fairbairn in Command
1st January 1923 - Taken into dockyard hands at Sheerness
August 1923 - At Gibraltar awaiting First Light Cruiser Squadron from Morocco
31st August 1923 - Completed refit at Chatham
5th July 1930 - Arrived Rivadava, Argentine
17th April 1932 - Sailed St. John's, Newfoundland for Bermuda
21st April 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
25th April 1932 - At Bermuda
25th April 1932 - Capt. E.J. Spooner in Command
7th May 1932 - Assumed Flagship of the American and West Indies Station
7th May 1932 - Capt. E.J. Spooner in Command
7th May 1932 - Assume Flagship while Delhi is in the UK
8th June 1932 - Relinquished Flagship of the American and West Indies Station
8th June 1932 - Relinquished Flagship to HMS Delhi
1st October 1932 - Capt. W. F. Wake-Walker, OBE in Command
1st October 1932 - 8th Cruiser Squadron, America and West Indies Station
6th January 1933 - Sailed Bermuda
6th January 1933 - Capt. W.F. Wake-Walker in Command
27th January 1933 - Arrived Trinidad
11th February 1933 - Arrived Kingston, Jamaica
7th March 1933 - Sailed Belize
10th March 1933 - Arrived Mobile
15th March 1933 - Sailed Mobile for Tampa
3rd January 1934 - Saild Bermuda for Charleston S.C.
6th January 1934 - Arrived Charleston
13th January 1934 - Sailed Charleston for San Juan
13th January 1934 - Capt. W.F. Wake-Walker in Command
13th January 1934 - Sailed Charleston
3rd February 1934 - Arrived Kington
10th February 1934 - Sailed Kingston
13th February 1934 - Arrived Grenada
20th February 1934 - Sailed Grenada for Georgetown
22nd February 1934 - Arrived Georgetown
1st March 1934 - Sailed Georgetown for Trinidad
3rd March 1934 - Arrived Trinidad from Georgetown
14th March 1934 - Sailed St. Vincent for Barbados
23rd March 1934 - Arrived Monserrat
6th April 1934 - Arrived Bermuda
14th June 1934 - Capt. W.F. Wake-Walker in Command
14th June 1934 - Sailed Bermuda
15th June 1934 - Capt. W.F. Wake-Walker in Command
15th June 1934 - Sailed Bermuda for Newfoundland area
19th June 1934 - Arrived St. John's (N.F.)
21st June 1934 - Sailed St. John's (N.F.)
24th June 1934 - Arrived St. George's Bay
4th July 1934 - Arrived Charlottesville
12th July 1934 - Sailed Charlottesville
13th July 1934 - Arrived Dalhousie
20th July 1934 - Sailed Dalhousie
21st July 1934 - Arrived Sydney C.B.
26th July 1934 - Sailed Sydney C.B.
8th August 1934 - Arrived Halifax
13th August 1934 - On the American and West Indies Station
17th August 1934 - Sailed Halifax
20th August 1934 - Arrived Quebec
20th August 1934 - Arrived Quebec
24th August 1934 - Sailed Quebec
24th August 1934 - Arrived Montreal
3rd September 1934 - Sailed Montreal
6th September 1934 - Arrived Ship Harbour
11th September 1934 - Sailed Ship Harbour
26th September 1934 - Arrived Boston, Mass
18th October 1934 - Arrived Bermuda
9th November 1934 - Sailed Bermuda for Sheerness
20th November 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
18th January 1935 - Arrived Portsmouth and sailed for Bermuda
21st March 1935 - Arrived Miami
31st March 1935 - Arrived Bermuda
15th August 1935 - Recommissioned at Chatham for services on the American and West Indies Station
15th August 1935 - Capt. W.F. Wake-Walker in Command
16th August 1935 - Capt. F.R.M. Johnson in Command
30th January 1936 - Capt. F.R.M. Johnson in Command
1st March 1936 - Sailed Nevis for Antigua
16th June 1936 - Arrived Hawke's Bay
19th June 1936 - Sailed Bermuda
19th June 1936 - Sailed Bermuda for St. John (N.B.)
19th June 1936 - Capt. F.R.M. Johnson in Command
22nd June 1936 - Arrived St. John's
4th July 1936 - Sailed St. John"s
7th July 1936 - Arrived St. Georges Bay
15th July 1936 - Sailed St. Georges Bay
21st July 1936 - Sailed Hawke's Bay
24th July 1936 - Arrived Quebec
28th July 1936 - Sailed Quebec
28th July 1936 - Arrived Montreal
8th August 1936 - Sailed Montreal
12th August 1936 - Arrived Halifax
17th August 1936 - Sailed Halifax
18th August 1936 - Arrived St. Andrew's Bay
25th August 1936 - Sailed St. Andrew's Bay
26th August 1936 - Arrived Salem Mass.
26th August 1936 - Arrived Salem
31st August 1936 - Sailed Salem
31st August 1936 - Sailed Salem for New London
1st September 1936 - Arrived New London
7th September 1936 - Sailed New London
11th September 1936 - Arrived Nassau
11th September 1936 - Arrived Nassau
21st September 1936 - Sailed Nassau
23rd September 1936 - Arrived St. Petersburg
30th September 1936 - Sailed St. Petersburg
3rd October 1936 - Arrived Belize
8th October 1936 - Sailed Belize
10th October 1936 - Arrived Montego Bay
10th October 1936 - Arrived Montego Bay
13th October 1936 - Sailed Montego Bay
22nd October 1936 - At Bermuda
2nd January 1937 - Completed refitting at Bermuda
11th January 1937 - Arrived Kingston
22nd January 1937 - Sailed Kingston
23rd January 1937 - Arrived Cayman Isles
28th January 1937 - Sailed Cayman Isles
1st February 1937 - Arrived Tampico
9th February 1937 - Sailed Tampico
12th February 1937 - Arrived New Orleans
17th February 1937 - Sailed New Orleans
18th February 1937 - Arrived Pensicola
24th February 1937 - Sailed Pensicola
3rd March 1937 - Arrived St. Vincent
6th March 1937 - Sailed St. Vincent for Barbados
7th March 1937 - Saileld St. Vincent
9th March 1937 - Arrived Barbados
27th March 1937 - Sailed Tortola
28th March 1937 - Sailed Barbados
1st April 1937 - Arrived Bermuda
9th May 1937 - Capt. F.R.M. Johnson in Command
9th May 1937 - Arrived Antigua
13th May 1937 - Sailed Antigua
25th May 1937 - Arrived Chatham and reduced to reserve
25th May 1937 - Capt. E.R.M. Johnson in Command
15th June 1937 - Sailed Bermuda
22nd June 1937 - Arrive St. John's Brunswick
4th July 1937 - Sailed St. John's Brunswick
7th July 1937 - Arrived St. Georges Bay
15th July 1937 - Sailed St. Georges Bay
16th July 1937 - Arrived Hawkes Bay
21st July 1937 - Sails Hawkes Bay
24th July 1937 - Arrive Quebec
28th July 1937 - Sailed Quebec
28th July 1937 - Arrived Montreal
August 1937 - Sailed Halifax
11th August 1937 - Sailed Montreal
12th August 1937 - Arrived Halifax
18th August 1937 - Arrived St. Andrews Bay
19th August 1937 - On the South America and West Indies Station
25th August 1937 - Sailed St. Andrews Bay
26th August 1937 - Arrived Salem Mass.
31st August 1937 - Sailed Salem Mass.
1st September 1937 - Arrived New London Conn.
7th September 1937 - Sailed New London Conn.
11th September 1937 - Arrived Nassau
21st September 1937 - Sailed Nassau
23rd September 1937 - Arrived St. Petersburg, Florida
30th September 1937 - Sailed St. Petersburg, Florida
3rd October 1937 - Arrived Belize
8th October 1937 - Sailed Belize
10th October 1937 - Arrived Montego bay
13th October 1937 - Sailed Montego Bay
14th October 1937 - Arrived Kingston, Jamaica
17th October 1937 - Sailed Kingston, Jamaica
20th October 1937 - Arrived Bermuda
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
21st April 1938 - Cdr. P.F.P. Wood in Command
22nd April 1938 - Boys Training Ship in the Reserve Fleet at the Nore
22nd April 1938 - Cdr. C.E.S. Farrant in Command
2nd June 1939 - Arrived Harwich
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
28th September 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol between
10th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol duties
19th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
24th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe for refuelling
25th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
25th October 1939 - Arrive Sullom Voe
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
6th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
10th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe for repairs
12th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
13th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
20th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
24th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe
25th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
26th 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
11th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol 10 miles 180° from Myggenoes Light in the Faroes
15th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol
18th December 1939 - Completed patrol and proceeded to Chatham for refit
21st December 1939 - Arrived Chatham for refit
February 1940 - Completed refit at Chatham
24th February 1940 - Completed refit at Chatham
6th March 1940 - Sailed Portland for the Mediterranean to join the 3rd Cruiser Squadron
10th March 1940 - Arrived at Gibraltar from Portland and sailed the same day for Malta.
10th March 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
12th March 1940 - Arrived Malta
12th March 1940 - Arrived Malta for refitting
3rd April 1940 - Arrived Alexandria
15th January 1943 - Transferred to the Polish Navy
8th July 1944 - Scuttled and used as breakwater

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