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HMS Durban - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Durban

Name : HMS Durban
Laid Down : 22nd June 1918
Launched : 28th May 1919
Completed : 1st November 1921
Type : Cruiser
Class : Danae
Builder : Scotts
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : D99
Fate : Sunk 9th June 1944

Completed by Devonport Dockyard. Sunk as a breakwater at Normandy

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HMS Durban, 1925.


HMS Durban, January 1938.


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


HMS Durban.

Timeline Entries :


29th May 1919 - Launched
1st November 1921 - Commissioned
30th November 1921 - Arrived Port Said
2nd December 1921 - Sailed Port Said for Aden
9th December 1921 - Sailed Aden for Colombo
21st December 1921 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
27th December 1921 - Arrived Singapore
2nd February 1922 - Capt. H.O. Reinold in Command
2nd February 1922 - On the China Station
30th May 1927 - At Hankow
11th June 1927 - At Hankow
27th November 1927 - Arrived Nanking
6th March 1928 - Sailed Nanking
10th February 1932 - Sailed Valparaiso
29th March 1932 - Arrived Bermuda
1st October 1932 - Capt. R. H. O. Lane-Poole, OBE in Command
1st October 1932 - 8th Cruiser Squadron, America and West Indies Station
25th December 1932 - At Buenos Aries
3rd January 1933 - Sailed Buenos Aires for Punta del Este
28th January 1933 - Sailed Puerto Belgrano
10th February 1933 - Arrived Port Stanley
7th March 1933 - Arrived Valparaiso
21st March 1933 - Sailed Valparaiso
21st March 1933 - Comm. R.H.O. Lane Poole in Command
24th March 1933 - Arrived Antofagasta
28th March 1933 - Sailed Antofagaste
28th March 1933 - Sailed Antofagasta
29th March 1933 - Arrived Iquique
30th March 1933 - Arrived Iquique
2nd April 1933 - Sailed Iquique
4th April 1933 - Sailed Iquique
6th April 1933 - Arrived Callao
6th April 1933 - Flagship of Commodore R.H.O. Lane-Poole
7th April 1933 - Arrived Callao
13th April 1933 - Sailed Callao
13th April 1933 - Sailed Callao
17th April 1933 - Sailed Callao
18th April 1933 - Arrived Balboa
18th April 1933 - Arrived Balboa
20th April 1933 - Sailed Balboa
20th April 1933 - Sailed Balboa
22nd April 1933 - Arrived Balboa
25th April 1933 - Sailed Balboa
26th April 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
26th April 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
26th April 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
1st May 1933 - Arrived Bermuda
27th July 1933 - Arrived Victoria
31st July 1933 - Sailed Victoria
28th August 1933 - Arrived Buenos Aires
4th November 1933 - Arrived Bahia
10th November 1933 - Arrived Penambuco
11th November 1933 - Sailed Pernambuco for St. Vincent C.V.I.
19th November 1933 - Sailed St. Vincent C.V.
25th November 1933 - At Gibraltar for turnover to HMS Exeter
25th November 1933 - Comm. R.H.O. Relinquished Commodore America and West Indies Station
25th November 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar
1st December 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
2nd December 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
6th December 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
10th January 1934 - Sailed Malta for short winter cruise
17th January 1934 - At Plymouth for refit
25th January 1934 - Arrived Malta
6th March 1934 - Recommissioned at Portsmouth for service in the 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean
6th March 1934 - Capt. E.B.C. Dicken in Command
24th March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
25th March 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar for work up
26th March 1934 - Arrived Oran
7th May 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th May 1934 - Capt. E.B.C. Dicken in Command
9th May 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
10th May 1934 - Arrived Malta
13th May 1934 - Arrived Malta
27th June 1934 - Sailed Malta for Summer Cruise
9th July 1934 - Sailed Dragomesti for Corinth
15th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
29th August 1934 - Sailed Malta
1st September 1934 - Arrived Rab
1st September 1934 - Arrived Rab
8th September 1934 - Arrived Abbazia
8th September 1934 - Sailed Rab
17th September 1934 - Arrived Venice
17th September 1934 - Sailed Abbazia
25th September 1934 - Arrived Lussin Piccolo
25th September 1934 - Sailed Venice
1st October 1934 - Sailed Lussin Piccolo
2nd October 1934 - Arrived Gulf of Drin
7th October 1934 - Sailed Gulf of Drin
8th October 1934 - Arrived Split
8th October 1934 - Sailed Famagusta for Haifa
14th October 1934 - Sailed Split
15th October 1934 - Arrived Malaluka Bay
18th October 1934 - Sailed Haifa for Port Said
19th October 1934 - Arrived Port Said
22nd October 1934 - Sailed Malaluka Bay
25th October 1934 - Arrived Malta
10th January 1935 - Sailed Malta
12th January 1935 - Arrived Argostoli
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
21st January 1935 - Sailed Argostoli
21st January 1935 - Arrived Anchorage X
25th January 1935 - Sailed Anchorage X
25th January 1935 - Arrived Malta
16th February 1935 - Arrived Messina
16th February 1935 - Sailed Malta
17th February 1935 - Sailed Messina
18th February 1935 - Arrived Malta
28th February 1935 - Sailed Malta
4th March 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
6th March 1935 - Combined Fleet Exercises
6th March 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar
16th March 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
25th March 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th March 1935 - Arrived Oran
4th April 1935 - Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
4th April 1935 - Sailed Oran
5th April 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
5th April 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
15th May 1935 - Sailed Gibraltar
17th May 1935 - Arrived Malta
11th July 1935 - Sailed Kotor
19th July 1935 - Sailed Split
20th July 1935 - Arrived Crkyenica
29th July 1935 - Sailed Crkyenica
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
1st August 1935 - Arrived Malta
17th November 1935 - Arrived Malta
15th April 1936 - Arrived Jaffa
17th April 1936 - Arrived Haifa
19th June 1936 - Sailed Haifa for Malta
4th September 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
19th June 1937 - Sailed Rosyth for Ullapool
29th June 1937 - Arrived Oban
8th July 1937 - Arrived Lamlash
16th July 1937 - Arrived Falmouth
21st July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
28th August 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
30th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar.
1st September 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Freetown
2nd September 1939 - 9th Cruiser Squadron, South Atlantic Command, Freetown
4th October 1939 - Sailed Capetown for Simonstown
6th October 1939 - Arrived Simonstown
20th October 1939 - Sailed Mauritius for Colombo to examine the Cargados, Caarajos and Chagos groups for German activity.
28th October 1939 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
31st October 1939 - Arrived Singapore
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
6th November 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong for refit
24th November 1939 - Refit completed at Hong Kong
28th November 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong on patrol
21st December 1939 - Arrived Singapore
12th January 1940 - Sailed Singapore on escort duty
20th January 1940 - Arrived Singapore
29th January 1940 - Sailed Singapore.
3rd March 1940 - Arrived Penang
6th April 1944 - Cdr. John Andrew Agnew in Command
6th June 1944 - Used as a blockship in "Gooseberry" breakwater
9th June 1944 - Scuttled and used as breakwater

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HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

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