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HMS Calcutta - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Calcutta

Name : HMS Calcutta
Laid Down : 18th October 1917
Launched : 9th July 1918
Completed : 28th August 1919
Type : Cruiser
Class : Capetown
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 3rd ship with this name.
Pennants : D82, I82
Fate : Sunk 1st June 1941

Converted to anti aircraft role in 1939

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HMS Calcutta, 1920.


HMS Calcutta at Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA. c.1925.


HMS Calcutta at Bermuda

Timeline Entries :


1918 - Launched
23rd May 1919 - Sailed Philadelphia for Portsmouth. Paid of and recommissioned same day
1st June 1919 - 8th Light Cruiser Squadron, North Amrica Station
23rd August 1919 - Arrived Portsmouth
7th November 1919 - Sailed Bermuda for Jamaica
9th November 1919 - Arrived Kingston
2nd December 1919 - Sailed Antigua for Trinidad
16th April 1920 - Arrived Nassau
10th June 1920 - Arrived Quebec
10th June 1920 - Sailed Montreal for Quebec
26th June 1920 - Sailed Halifax for Maine
28th June 1920 - Arrived Portland Maine
7th July 1920 - Sailed Portland (Maine) for Bar Harbour
7th July 1920 - Arrived Bar Harbour (Maine)
15th February 1921 - Arrived Jamaica
9th March 1921 - Sailed Nassau for Bermuda
12th March 1921 - Arrived Bermuda
30th April 1921 - Sailed Barbados
14th May 1921 - Arrived Bermuda
2nd August 1921 - Arrived Bermuda
30th September 1921 - Arrived Peterbarm (N.F.)
11th November 1921 - Sailed Bermuda for Kingston, Jamaica
11th February 1922 - Capt. W.B. Compton in Command
11th February 1922 - At Santa Barbara
21st February 1922 - Arrived Honolulu
27th February 1922 - Sailed Honolulu
2nd March 1922 - Arrived Palmyra Is.
3rd March 1922 - Arrived Washington Is
3rd March 1922 - Sailed Palmyra Is.
4th March 1922 - Arrived Fanning Is.
4th March 1922 - Sailed Washington Is.
5th March 1922 - Sailed Fanning Is.
6th March 1922 - Arrived Christmas Is.
7th March 1922 - Sailed Christmas Is.
11th March 1922 - Arrived Honolulu and Hawaiian Is.
2nd April 1922 - Sailed Honolulu and Hawaiian Is.
9th April 1922 - Arrived San Pedro and San Diego
18th April 1922 - Sailed San Pedro and San Diego
25th April 1922 - Arrived San Jose
1st May 1922 - Arrived Libertad
1st May 1922 - Sailed San Jose
5th May 1922 - Sailed Libertad
8th May 1922 - Arrived Colon
8th May 1922 - Arrived Panama
9th May 1922 - Sailed Colon
14th May 1922 - Arrived Bermuda
27th December 1922 - Sailed Barbados for Trinidad
27th December 1922 - Flagship of Sir William Pakenham
28th December 1922 - Arrived Trinidad
1st January 1923 - Sailed Trinidad
4th January 1923 - Arrived Kingston
7th January 1923 - Sailed Kingston
10th January 1923 - Arrived Belize
12th January 1923 - Sailed Belize
15th January 1923 - Arrived New Orleans
22nd January 1923 - Sailed New Orleans
24th January 1923 - Arrived Havana
30th January 1923 - Sailed Havana
1st February 1923 - Arrived Nassau
7th February 1923 - Sailed Nassau
10th February 1923 - Arrived Bermuda
10th February 1923 - Arrived Bermuda
12th August 1925 - Arrived Quebec
12th December 1930 - Sailed Sladanma for Simonstown
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. A. W. Brooks, DS in Command
1st October 1932 - In reserve. The Nore
20th January 1933 - Cdr. Sir Atwell Lake in Command
20th January 1933 - In reserve at Chatham
21st January 1933 - Cdr. A.K. Gibson in Command
21st September 1933 - Commissioned at Chatham
21st September 1933 - Capt. F.H. Pegram Assumed Command
20th February 1934 - Commissioned at Chatham for Trooping Service
20th February 1934 - Capt. Eustace Rotherham Assumed Command
25th March 1934 - Arrived and sailed Suez
25th March 1934 - Sailed Hankow for Hong Kong
27th March 1934 - Arrived and sailed Port Sudan
30th March 1934 - Arrived Aden and sailed for Colombo
6th April 1934 - Arrived Colombo
11th April 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
16th April 1934 - Arrived Singapore
18th April 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
30th April 1934 - Arrived Nanking and sailed for Hankow
22nd May 1934 - Sailed Hankow for Woosung
29th May 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
1st June 1934 - Sailed Hong Kong
6th June 1934 - Arrived Singapore
6th June 1934 - Arrived Singapore
7th June 1934 - Sailed Singapore
12th June 1934 - Arrived Colombo
12th June 1934 - Arrived Colombo
14th June 1934 - Sailed Colombo
23rd June 1934 - Arrived and sailed Aden
28th June 1934 - Arrived Port Said
28th June 1934 - Arrived and Sailed Suez
29th June 1934 - Sailed Port Said
2nd July 1934 - Arrived Malta
6th July 1934 - Sailed Malta
9th July 1934 - Arrived and sailed Gibraltar
9th July 1934 - Arrived Gibraltar and sailed for Plymouth
14th July 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
15th July 1934 - Arrived Sheerness and Chatham
15th July 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
12th February 1935 - Commissioned for troopship voyage to China
16th March 1935 - Arrived Port Said
17th March 1935 - Sailed Port Said for POrt Sudano
22nd March 1935 - Arrived Aden and sailed for Colombo
30th March 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
3rd April 1935 - Arrived Singapore
3rd April 1935 - Arrived Singapore
5th April 1935 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
8th April 1935 - Arrived Hong Kong
15th April 1935 - Arrived Wusung
16th April 1935 - Arrived Woosung and sailed for Hankow
25th May 1935 - Arrived Colombo
19th June 1935 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
21st June 1935 - Capt. G.C. Cooke in Command
21st June 1935 - Arrived Chatham to Pay Off into Reserve
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
21st April 1938 - Cdr. C.E.S. Farrant in Command
22nd April 1938 - Relieved of Boys Training Ship in the Reserve Fleet at the Nore
22nd April 1938 - Cdr. P.F.P. Wood in Command
3rd September 1939 - Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
3rd October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby
4th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
7th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back the same day
9th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties
10th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
17th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby
18th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
21st October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duty and arrived back the same day.
25th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby for Harwich
26th October 1939 - Sailed Harwich
26th October 1939 - Arrived Harwich
27th October 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
29th October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back later the same day
31st October 1939 - Sailed Grimsby
1st November 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back later the same day
3rd November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties and arrived back later the same day
6th November 1939 - Arrived at Rosyth to strengthen the air defences
13th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby to escort Convoy FN.36. Arrived Grimsby same day
15th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby to join Convoy FN.37
25th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties
28th November 1939 - Arrived in the Thames
4th December 1939 - Sailed the Thames
5th December 1939 - Arrived at Loch Ewe to provide protection for damaged HMS Nelson
4th January 1940 - Completed anti-aircraft guard duty at Loch Ewe and departed, Scapa Flow
6th January 1940 - Arrived Sheerness
19th January 1940 - Sailed Sheerness on escort duties
20th January 1940 - Arrived in the Humber
27th January 1940 - Sailed the Humber
27th January 1940 - Sailed the Humber
28th January 1940 - Arrived on the Tyne with Convoy FN.81
31st January 1940 - Arrived Immingham
12th February 1940 - Sailed the Humber for Sullom Voe
13th February 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
15th February 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe to provide cover for Convoy ON.12
16th February 1940 - Air cover for Convoy HN.12
18th February 1940 - Arrived at Sullom Voe, refuelled and departed later that day.
25th February 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe as escort for Convoy ON.15
26th February 1940 - Covered HMS Imperial to Lerwick
27th February 1940 - Arrived Lerwick
27th February 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.15
28th February 1940 - Sailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.15
1st March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
3rd March 1940 - Sailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.17
5th March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe for AA protection for Convoy ON.17
7th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.17
9th March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe
13th March 1940 - Sailed Sullom Voe to provide close support for convoy ON.19
14th March 1940 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.19
15th March 1940 - Arrived Sullom Voe.
21st March 1940 - Saileded Sullom Voe for duty as the anti-aircraft ship for the Norwegian convoys.
22nd March 1940 - Covered Convoy HN.21
16th September 1940 - Arrived off Crete
1st June 1941 - Sunk

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