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HMS Dunedin - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Dunedin

Name : HMS Dunedin
Laid Down : 5th November 1917
Launched : 19th November 1918
Completed : 13th September 1919
Type : Cruiser
Class : Danae
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : 96, D93
Fate : Sunk 24th November 1941

HMS Dunedin served in the Home fleet in 1939 switching to the America and West Indies in 1940 before being torpedoed in 1941 by U124 off the coast of Brazil while serving in the South Atlantic.

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HMS Dunedin, 1920s.


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HMS Dunedin, May 1937.


HMS Dunedin, July 1938.


HMS Dunedin

Timeline Entries :


19th November 1918 - Launched
7th October 1919 - Sailed Greenock
13th February 1920 - Arrived Chatham from the Baltic
13th February 1920 - Capt. C.N. Tindal-Carill-Worsley in Command
15th June 1920 - Sailed Copenhagen for Danzig
6th July 1920 - Sailed Libau for Danzig
1st February 1921 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
1st February 1921 - Capt. C.A.W. Wrightson in Command
1st February 1921 - Sailed UK for Horta
7th February 1921 - Sailed Horta for Ponta Delgado
15th February 1921 - Sailed Ponta Delgado for Madeira
15th February 1921 - Sailed Ponta Delgado for Funchal
17th February 1921 - Arrived Funchal
28th February 1921 - Sailed Funchal
1st March 1921 - Arrived 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
28th October 1921 - Arrived Gibraltar
31st October 1921 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portland
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 Bilbao
7th April 1922 - Sailed Bilbao
6th May 1923 - Capt. Hon. Alexander Ramsay in Command
6th May 1923 - Completed repairs at Chatham
31st August 1923 - Completed refit at Chatham
1924 - Transferred to New Zealand Division
3rd February 1931 - Sailed Auckland to Hawkes Bay ro assist in Earthquake
5th April 1932 - Commissioed for trials at Chatham
5th April 1932 - Cdr. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett Assumed Command
31st May 1932 - Completed and ready for sea
1st October 1932 - Capt. M. J. C. de Meric, MVO in Command
1st October 1932 - New Zealand Station
27th February 1933 - Arrived Whangatoa
10th March 1933 - Arrived Wellington
1st April 1933 - Arrived Wellington
1st April 1933 - Capt. M.J.C. de Meric in Command
24th April 1933 - At Wellington
24th April 1933 - Capt. M.J.C. de Meric in Command
26th April 1933 - Sailed Wellington for Picton Sound
26th April 1933 - Sailed Wellington for Picton
26th April 1933 - Arrived Queen Charlotte Sound
26th April 1933 - Arrived Queen Charlotte Sound
15th June 1933 - Sailed Auckland
24th June 1933 - Arrived and sailed Vila
26th July 1933 - Arrived Apia
4th August 1933 - Arrived Apia
7th August 1933 - Arrived Nukualofa
26th October 1933 - Sailed Timaru
5th February 1934 - Arrived Russell
7th February 1934 - Arrived Hauraki
12th February 1934 - Cdr. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett in Command
12th February 1934 - Sailed Auckland
13th February 1934 - Arrived Russell
15th February 1934 - Arrived Russell
24th February 1934 - Sailed Russell
25th February 1934 - Arrived Gisbourne
26th February 1934 - Arrived Gisborne
1st March 1934 - Sailed Gisborne
2nd March 1934 - Arrived Wellington
2nd March 1934 - Arrived Wellington
4th April 1934 - Sailed Wellington
5th April 1934 - Arrived New Plymouth
12th April 1934 - Sailied New Plymouth
13th April 1934 - Arrived Nelson
13th April 1934 - Arrived Nelson
19th April 1934 - Arrived Queen Charlotte Sounds
19th April 1934 - Sailed Nelson
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Wellington
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Wellington
23rd April 1934 - Sailed Queen Charlotte Sounds
26th April 1934 - Sailed Wellington
28th April 1934 - Arrived Auckland
15th June 1934 - Flagship of Rear Admiral F. Burges Watson
15th June 1934 - Sailed Auckland
18th June 1934 - Arrived Nukualofa
20th June 1934 - Sailed Nukualofa
21st June 1934 - Arrived Suva
29th June 1934 - Sailed Suva
30th June 1934 - Arrived Apia
3rd July 1934 - Sailed Apia
24th July 1934 - Arrived Raiatea
7th 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
5th June 1935 - Sailed Auckland
18th June 1935 - Arrived Apia
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
30th July 1935 - Arrived Tahaa
12th February 1936 - Arrived Napier
17th June 1936 - Arrived Kermadoc Islands
20th June 1936 - Arrived Niue
26th July 1936 - Sailed Nukualofa for Pago Pago
1937 - Returned to Royal Navy
1937 - Cdr. J.B.E Hall in Command
16th March 1937 - Sailed Jamaica
29th March 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
30th March 1937 - Arrived Sheerness from the New Zealand Station
30th March 1937 - Cdr. B.R. Willett in Command
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
15th November 1938 - Sank RFA Bacchus over the Hurd Deep off Alderney by gun fire
22nd November 1938 - Arrived Portland
12th May 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
27th 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 - 12th 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
12th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
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
15th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe with rudder problems
17th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
23rd November 1939 - Took station off North Rona to patrol the approaches to the Fair Island Channel
25th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
25th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
28th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
1st December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde to refit
2nd December 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
6th December 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Bermuda
22nd December 1939 - Refit completed in the Clyde
25th December 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after her refit in the Clyde and left for Northern Patrol
31st December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol
9th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow from Northern Patrol
9th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern duties
16th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after Northern Patrol.
17th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow from Northern patrol
19th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Patrol
26th January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after Northern Patrol.
26th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
27th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
29th January 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th February 1940 - Arrived Kingston, Jamaica
2nd March 1940 - Intercepted German merchant ship Heidelberg, 60 miles WSW of the Windward Passage in the Caribbean
4th March 1940 - Sailed Kingston on patrol.
8th April 1941 - Sailed Plymouth
14th April 1941 - Arrived Gibraltar. Sailed same day
8th May 1941 - Arrived Gibraltar
25th May 1941 - Sailed Gibraltar
24th November 1941 - Torpedoed & sunk by U124 off Pernambuco, Brazil

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