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HMS Enterprise - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Enterprise

Name : HMS Enterprise
Laid Down : 28th June 1918
Launched : 23rd December 1919
Completed : 7th April 1926
Type : Cruiser
Class : E
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 9th ship with this name.
Pennants : D52, I52
Fate : Sold for scrap 11th April 1946

Initially there were three ships of this class ordered - the third, HMS Euphrates, was cancelled in November 1918. HMS Enterprise was built by John Brown on the Clyde, laid down on the 28th June 1918, launched on 23rd December 1919 and completed April 1926. These ships were fairly similar to the D class, but speed was the major factor, not armament. HMS Enterprise was on Atlantic convoy duty during 1939 to 1940, home fleet 1940, South Atlantic 1940 - 1941, East Indies 1941 - 1942, Eastern Fleet 1942 - 1943, home Fleet 1943 - 1944 and placed into reserve 1945. Displacement: 7,580 tons Speed: 33kt Complement: 572 Armament: Seven 6 inch guns, Three 4 inch anti-aircraft guns and two 2pdr anti-aircraft guns. Sixteen 21 inch torpedo tubes and 1 aircraft.

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HMS Enterprise, 1927.


HMS Enterprise, May 1927.


HMS Enterprise, 1939.


HMS Enterprise


HMS Enterprise

Known Crew Details :

Name

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Date

Ron Skinner

1938

1938

Timeline Entries :


23rd December 1919 - Launched
7th April 1926 - Capt. Herbert Fitzherbert in Command
26th April 1926 - Arrived Invergordon
2nd May 1926 - Sailed Invergordon
3rd May 1926 - Arrived Rosyth Sailed Same day
4th May 1926 - Arrived Hull
17th May 1926 - Sailed Hull
18th May 1926 - Arrived Invergordon
8th June 1926 - Sailed Invergordon
9th June 1926 - Arrived Rosyth
1st July 1926 - Capt. Stephen St L Moore in Command
5th July 1926 - Sailed Rosyth
6th July 1926 - Arrived Sheerness (Small Refit)
8th July 1926 - Arrived Chatham
8th July 1926 - Sailed Sheerness
22nd July 1926 - Capt. Henry D Pridham-Wippell in Command
13th August 1926 - Sailed Chatham
15th August 1926 - Arrived Spithead
16th August 1926 - Sailed Spithead
19th August 1926 - Arrived Gibraltar
23rd August 1926 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th August 1926 - Arrived Malta
28th August 1926 - Sailed Malta
31st August 1926 - Arrived Port Said
1st September 1926 - Sailed Port Said
1st September 1926 - Sues Canal
6th September 1926 - Arrived Aden
8th September 1926 - Sailed Aden
13th September 1926 - Arrived Bombay
14th September 1926 - Sailed Bombay
17th September 1926 - Arrived Colombo
7th October 1926 - Sailed Colombo
9th October 1926 - Arrived Trincomalee
30th October 1926 - Sailed Trincomalee
31st October 1926 - Arrived Colombo
14th November 1926 - Sailed Colombo
18th November 1926 - Arrived Karachi
24th November 1926 - Sailed Karachi
26th November 1926 - Arrived Bombay
4th December 1926 - Sailed Bombay
6th December 1926 - Arrived Colombo
9th December 1926 - Sailed Colombo
12th December 1926 - Arrived Singapore
13th December 1926 - Sailed Singapore
18th December 1926 - Arrived Hong Kong
29th December 1926 - Sailed Hong Kong
1st January 1927 - Arrived Shangai
14th March 1927 - Sailed Shanghai
14th March 1927 - Arrived Woosung
21st March 1927 - Sailed Woosung
23rd March 1927 - Arrived Hong Kong
25th March 1927 - Sailed Hong Kong
28th March 1927 - Arrived Singapore
31st March 1927 - Sailed Singapore
4th April 1927 - Arrived Colombo
7th April 1927 - Sailed Colombo
12th April 1927 - Arrived Singapore
13th April 1927 - Sailed Singapore
30th April 1927 - Arrived Hong Kong
2nd May 1927 - Sailed Hong Kong
6th May 1927 - Arrived Singapore
7th May 1927 - Sailed Singapore
11th May 1927 - Arrived Colombo
7th July 1927 - Sailed Shajah
24th August 1927 - Sailed Colombo
25th August 1927 - Arrived Trincomalee
3rd September 1927 - Sailed Trincomalee
7th September 1927 - Arrived Bombay
8th September 1927 - Sailed Bombay
10th September 1927 - Arrived Karachi
20th September 1927 - Sailed Karachi
22nd September 1927 - Arrived Sohar
24th September 1927 - Sailed Sohar
24th September 1927 - Arrived Dhibar
27th September 1927 - Sailed Dhibar
27th September 1927 - Arrived Duhat Kabal
29th September 1927 - Sailed Duhat Kabal
29th September 1927 - Arrived Jaskh
30th September 1927 - Sailed Jaskh
1st October 1927 - Arrived Sur
2nd October 1927 - Sailed Sur
3rd October 1927 - Arrived Muscat
4th October 1927 - Sailed Muscat
5th October 1927 - Arrived Gwadar
6th October 1927 - Sailed Gwadar
7th October 1927 - Sailed Pasni
7th October 1927 - Arrived Pasni
8th October 1927 - Arrived Karachi
7th November 1927 - Sailed Karachi
9th November 1927 - Arrived Kasab
10th November 1927 - Sailed Kasab
11th November 1927 - Arrived Bushire
13th November 1927 - Sailed Bushire
14th November 1927 - Arrived Henjam
17th November 1927 - Sailed Henjam
19th November 1927 - Arrived Basra
25th November 1927 - Sailed Basra
26th November 1927 - Arrived Abadan
29th November 1927 - Sailed Abadan
1st December 1927 - Arrived Kasab
1st December 1927 - Sailed Kasab
2nd December 1927 - Arrived Dubai
3rd December 1927 - Sailed Dubai
3rd December 1927 - Arrived Bunder Abbas
5th December 1927 - Sailed Bunder Abbas
6th December 1927 - Arrived Shajah
7th December 1927 - Sailed Ras -al-kaimer
7th December 1927 - Arrived Ras -al-kaimer
9th December 1927 - Arrived Karachi
10th December 1927 - Sailed Karachi
15th December 1927 - Arrived Colombo
17th December 1927 - Sailed Colombo
18th December 1927 - Arrived Trincomalee
19th December 1927 - Sailed Trincomalee
23rd December 1927 - Arrived Calcutta
11th January 1928 - Sailed Calcutta
13th January 1928 - Arrived Akyab
18th January 1928 - Sailed Akyab
21st January 1928 - Arrived Colombo
4th February 1928 - Sailed Colombo
5th February 1928 - Arrived Trincomalee
22nd March 1928 - Sailed Trincomalee
23rd March 1928 - Arrived Colombo
25th March 1928 - Sailed Colombo
2nd April 1928 - Arrived Kuweit
15th April 1928 - Sailed Kuweit
16th April 1928 - Arrived Abadan
18th April 1928 - Sailed Abadan
18th April 1928 - Arrived Basra
26th April 1928 - Sailed Abadan
26th April 1928 - Sailed Basra
27th April 1928 - Arrived Kuweit
27th April 1928 - Arrived Basra
4th May 1928 - Sailed Kuweit
5th May 1928 - Arrived Farur
7th May 1928 - Sailed Farur
7th May 1928 - Arrived Henjam
17th May 1928 - Sailed Henjam
17th May 1928 - At Henjam
18th May 1928 - Arrived Khor Fukkan
19th May 1928 - Sailed Khor Fukkan
25th May 1928 - Capt. S. St. L. Moore in Command
25th May 1928 - At Colombo
25th May 1928 - Arrived Colombo
30th August 1928 - Sailed Colombo
6th September 1928 - Arrived Mauritius
14th September 1928 - Sailed Mauritius
19th September 1928 - Arrived Mombasa
3rd October 1928 - Sailed Mombasa
4th October 1928 - Arrived Zanzibar
15th October 1928 - Sailed Zanzibar
15th October 1928 - Arrived Dar-es-salaam
25th October 1928 - Sailed Dar-es-salaam
26th October 1928 - Arrived Tanga
1st November 1928 - Arrived Mombasa
1st November 1928 - Sailed Mombasa
2nd November 1928 - Sailed Tanga
6th November 1928 - Arrived Seychelles
12th November 1928 - Sailed Seychelles
17th November 1928 - Arrived Aden
27th November 1928 - Sailed Aden
2nd December 1928 - Sailed Dar-es-salaam
2nd December 1928 - Arrived Dar-es-salaam
5th December 1928 - Sailed Aden
5th December 1928 - Arrived Aden
7th December 1928 - Suez Canal
8th December 1928 - Arrived Port Said
8th December 1928 - Sailed Port Said
10th December 1928 - Arrived Brindisi
10th December 1928 - Sailed Brindisi
11th December 1928 - Arrived Malta
12th December 1928 - Sailed Malta
19th December 1928 - Arrived Sheerness
4th July 1930 - Sailed Seychelles for Lamu
13th October 1930 - Sailed Trincomalee for Colombo
13th October 1930 - Capt. P.E. Phillips in Command
29th March 1932 - Arrived Aleppi
30th March 1932 - Sailed Aleppo
30th March 1932 - Arrived Cochin
4th April 1932 - Arrived Calicut
4th April 1932 - Sailed Cochin for Calicut
7th April 1932 - Sailed Calicut
7th April 1932 - Arrived Mangalore
11th April 1932 - Arrived Tadri River
12th April 1932 - Arrived Murmagoa
12th April 1932 - Capt P.E. Phillips in Command
14th April 1932 - Sailed Murmagoa for Raimigiri
15th April 1932 - Sailed Murmagoa
15th April 1932 - Arrived Ratnagirri
15th April 1932 - Sailed Ratnagitti
15th April 1932 - Arrived Ratnigiri and sailed for Bombay
16th April 1932 - Arrived Bombay
16th April 1932 - Arrived Bombay
26th April 1932 - Sailed Bombay
26th April 1932 - Sailed Bombay for Colombo
29th April 1932 - Arrived Colombo
5th May 1932 - Sailed Colombo
6th May 1932 - Arrived Trincomalee
30th May 1932 - Sailed Trincomalee
31st May 1932 - Arrived Colombo
1st October 1932 - 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indies
1st October 1932 - Capt. R. B. Darke, DSO in Command
24th January 1933 - At Trincomalee
3rd March 1933 - Arrived Muscat
6th April 1933 - Arrived Henjam
15th April 1933 - Arrived Koweit
19th April 1933 - Sailed Koweit for Basra
20th April 1933 - Arrived Basra
27th April 1933 - Arrived Abadan
12th May 1933 - Arrived Bombay
12th May 1933 - Capt. R.B. Darke in Command
14th August 1933 - Sailed Colombo for Indian Cruise
14th August 1933 - Arrived Trincomali
14th August 1933 - Sailed Colombo for Trincomalee
21st August 1933 - Sailed Trincomali
25th August 1933 - Arrived Stewart Sound
30th August 1933 - Sailed Stewart Sound
31st August 1933 - Arrived Rangoon
14th September 1933 - Sailed Rangoon
15th September 1933 - Arrived Moulmein
20th September 1933 - Sailed Moulmein
22nd September 1933 - Arrived Port Blair
27th September 1933 - Sailed Port Blair for Trincomali
1st November 1933 - Arrived Karachi
5th November 1933 - Sailed Colombo for Bombay
6th December 1933 - Sailed Karachi for Colombo
10th December 1933 - Arrived Colombo
22nd December 1933 - Arrived Calcutta
6th January 1934 - Sailed Calcutta for Chittagong
6th January 1934 - Capt. R.B. Darke in Command
6th January 1934 - Sailed Calcutta for Chittagong
8th January 1934 - Arrived Chittagong
8th January 1934 - Arrived Chittagong
12th January 1934 - Sailed Chittaghong
13th January 1934 - Arrived Akyab
13th January 1934 - Arrived Akyab
16th January 1934 - Sailed Akyab for Andrew Bay
16th January 1934 - Sailed Akyab
17th January 1934 - Arrived Andrew Bay
17th January 1934 - Arrived Andrews Bay
19th January 1934 - Sailed Andrew Bay
19th January 1934 - Saild Andrew Bay for Madras
22nd January 1934 - Arrived Madras
1st February 1934 - Sailed Madras for Trincomali
1st February 1934 - Sailed Madras
2nd February 1934 - Arrived Trincomalee
2nd February 1934 - Arrived Trincomalee
5th February 1934 - At Trincomali
5th February 1934 - Capt. R.B. Darke in Command
6th February 1934 - At Trincomalee
22nd March 1934 - Sailed Trincomalee
22nd March 1934 - Sailed Trincomali for Colombo
23rd March 1934 - Arrived Colombo
7th April 1934 - Arrived Colombo
11th April 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Seychelles
11th April 1934 - Capt. R.B. Darke in Command
11th April 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Chatham
12th April 1934 - Sailed Colombo
12th April 1934 - Capt. R..B. Darke in Command
17th April 1934 - Arrived Seychelles
17th April 1934 - Arrived Seychelles
20th April 1934 - Sailed Seychelles
20th April 1934 - Sailed Seychelles for Dar-es-Salaam
24th April 1934 - Arrived Dar-es-Salaam
24th April 1934 - Arrived Dar-es-Salaam
30th April 1934 - Sailed Dar-es-Salaam for Mombasa
30th April 1934 - Sailed Dar-es-Salaam
1st May 1934 - Arrived Mombasa
8th May 1934 - Sailed Mombasa
8th May 1934 - Sailed Mombasa for England and long refit
13th May 1934 - Arrived Aden
15th May 1934 - Sailed Aden
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Port Said
24th May 1934 - Passed through Suez
25th May 1934 - Arrived and Sailed Port Said
28th May 1934 - Arrived Malta
28th May 1934 - Arrived Malta
28th May 1934 - Arrived Malta
30th May 1934 - Sailed Malta
30th May 1934 - Sailed Malta
30th May 1934 - Sailed Malta
2nd June 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd June 1934 - Sailed Gibraltar
6th June 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth and sailed for Chatham
7th June 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
7th June 1934 - Arrived Sheerness
7th June 1934 - Arrived Chatham and taken into dockyard hands
8th June 1934 - Sailed Sheerness
8th June 1934 - Arrived Chatham
8th June 1934 - Arrived Chatham
9th August 1934 - At Chatham for repairs
3rd September 1934 - Taken into dockyard control at Chatham
6th October 1936 - Arrived Colombo
12th March 1937 - Off Colombo
29th March 1937 - Arrived Mombasa
1st April 1937 - Arrived Dae-es-Salaam
14th April 1937 - Sailed Dar-es-Salaam
15th April 1937 - Arrived Zanzibar
15th April 1937 - Arrived Zanzibar
26th April 1937 - Sailed Zanzibar
26th April 1937 - Arrived Tanga
26th April 1937 - Arrived Tanga
26th April 1937 - Arrived Tanga
3rd May 1937 - Sailed Tanga
4th May 1937 - Arrived Mombasa
24th May 1937 - Sailed Mombasa
27th May 1937 - Arrived Mahe, Seychelles
28th May 1937 - Arrived Seychelles
1st June 1937 - Sailed Seychelles
5th June 1937 - Arrived Colombo
5th June 1937 - Arrived Colombo
8th June 1937 - Arrived Colombo
16th August 1937 - Sailed Colombo for Trincomalee
9th October 1937 - Arrived Bahrein
6th December 1937 - Sailed Trincomalee
7th December 1937 - Arrived Madras
11th December 1937 - Arrived Bombay
17th December 1937 - Sailed Madras
20th December 1937 - Arrived Calcutta
4th January 1938 - Sailed Calcutta
7th January 1938 - Sailed Cornwallis
7th January 1938 - Arrived Cornwallis
8th January 1938 - Arrived Blair
17th January 1938 - Sailed Blair
18th January 1938 - Arrived Nancowry
19th January 1938 - Sailed Nancowry
21st January 1938 - Arrived Penang
25th January 1938 - Sailed Penang
27th January 1938 - Arrived Singapore
21st February 1938 - Sailed Singapore
25th February 1938 - Arrived Colombo
26th February 1938 - Sailed Colombo
27th February 1938 - Arrived Trincomalee
8th March 1938 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
11th March 1938 - Arrived and Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
7th April 1938 - Sailed Trincomalee
9th April 1938 - Arrived Colombo
21st April 1938 - Arrived Plymouth then sailed for Hong Kong
2nd May 1938 - Sailed Colombo
8th May 1938 - Arrived Seychelles
13th May 1938 - Sailed Seychelles
16th May 1938 - Arrived Lindi
20th May 1938 - Sailed Lindi
21st May 1938 - Arrived Zanzibar
26th May 1938 - Sailed Zanzibar
26th May 1938 - Arrived Mombasa
9th June 1938 - Sailed Mombasa
16th June 1938 - Arrived Aden
16th June 1938 - Arrived Berbera
16th June 1938 - Sailed Aden
20th June 1938 - Sailed Berbera
21st June 1938 - Arrived Hodeida
22nd June 1938 - Arrived Kamaran
22nd June 1938 - Sailed Hodeida
24th June 1938 - Sailed Kamaran
25th June 1938 - Arrived Massawa
29th June 1938 - Sailed Massawa
30th June 1938 - Arrived Port Sudan
3rd July 1938 - Sailed Port Sudan
6th July 1938 - Passed through Suez
7th July 1938 - Sailed Port Said
7th July 1938 - Arrived Port Said
10th July 1938 - Arrived Malta
12th July 1938 - Sailed Malta
16th July 1938 - Arrived Malta
16th July 1938 - Sailed Malta
21st July 1938 - Arrived Chatham
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
3rd September 1939 - At Portsmouth refitting
9th September 1939 - Sailed Portsmouth
11th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow to join 11th Cruiser Squadron
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
3rd October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth. Embarked gold for transfer to Canada
7th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Halifax
16th October 1939 - Arrived Halifax
22nd October 1939 - Sailed Halifax on patrol duties
29th October 1939 - Arrived Halifax
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Halifax for Ocean escort for Convoy HX.7
15th November 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
4th December 1939 - Arrived at Portland from Portsmouth
8th December 1939 - Sailed Portland for Halifax, NS
15th December 1939 - Arrived Halifax
19th December 1939 - Sailed Halifax as the ocean escort for Convoy HXF.13
28th December 1939 - Detached from Convoy HXF.13
29th December 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
1st January 1940 - Refitting in Home Waters
1st January 1940 - Part of the Halifax Force
4th January 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth
10th January 1940 - Arrived Halifax
14th January 1940 - Sailed Halifax for Bermuda
17th January 1940 - Arrived Bermuda
24th January 1940 - Sailed Bermuda for Halifax
25th January 1940 - Arrived at Rosyth from submarine hunting, After refuelling, left again with cable ship Royal Scot
26th January 1940 - Arrived Halifax
30th January 1940 - Sailed Halifax escorting Convoy TC.3
3rd February 1940 - Detached Convoy TC.3
4th February 1940 - Arrived Halifax
4th February 1940 - Arrived Halifax
17th February 1940 - Ocean escort for Convoy HX.20
2nd March 1940 - Arrived Portsmouth from Halifax convoy escort duty to refit
11th April 1940 - Completed refit at Portsmouth
12th May 1940 - Provided naval gunfire support with HMS Javelin during the Norway landings
5th April 1942 - Picked up survivors of HMS Dorsetshire and Cornwall
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
1946 - Broken up

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