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HMS Capetown - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Capetown

Name : HMS Capetown
Laid Down : 23rd February 1917
Launched : 28th June 1919
Completed : 10th April 1922
Type : Cruiser
Class : Capetown
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : D88
Fate : Sold for scrap 5th April 1946

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Timeline Entries :


1st June 1919 - 5th Light Cruiser Squadron, China Station
28th June 1919 - Launched
7th February 1922 - At Pembroke
18th February 1922 - Commissioned at Pembroke
2nd March 1922 - Completed
27th December 1922 - Arrived Honolulu
3rd January 1923 - Sailed Honolulu
3rd March 1928 - Arrived Tobago
3rd March 1928 - Capt. Hon. E.R. Drummond in Command
9th March 1928 - Sailed Tobago
10th March 1928 - Arrived Georgetown
18th March 1928 - Sailed Georgetown
20th March 1928 - Arrived St. Vincent
23rd March 1928 - Arrived Grenada
23rd March 1928 - Sailed St. Vincent
29th March 1928 - Arrived Trinidad
29th March 1928 - Sailed Grenada
9th April 1928 - Sailed Trinidad
14th April 1928 - Arrived Bermuda
1st October 1932 - In reserve. Plymouth
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. J. N. Pelly in Command
18th December 1933 - Paid off into dockyard hands
8th August 1934 - Sailed Colombo
8th August 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for the China Station
8th August 1934 - Capt. D.A. Budgen in Command
13th August 1934 - Arrived Malta
17th August 1934 - Sailed Malta
20th August 1934 - Arrived Port Said and Suez
20th August 1934 - Arrived Port Said
22nd August 1934 - Sailed Suez
27th August 1934 - Arrived and sailed Aden
28th August 1934 - Sailed Aden for Colombo
4th September 1934 - Arrived Colombo
13th September 1934 - Arrived Singapore
17th September 1934 - Sailed Singapore
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd September 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd September 1934 - Capt. D.A. Budgen in Command
19th October 1934 - 5th Cruiser Squadron
20th October 1934 - Sailed Wei Jai Wei for Dairen
21st October 1934 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei
27th October 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
30th October 1934 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Hankow
2nd November 1934 - Sailed Chemulpo
3rd November 1934 - Arrived and sailed Capetown for Woosung
9th November 1934 - Arrived Hankow
13th November 1934 - Arrived Hankow
23rd April 1935 - Arrived Kiukiang
26th April 1935 - Arrived Wuhu
18th November 1935 - Arrived Amoy
1936 - On China Station
27th May 1936 - At Wei Hai Wei
29th May 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
30th July 1936 - Commissioned at Plymouth for service on the China Station
30th July 1936 - Capt. Cuthbert Coppinger in Command
1st August 1936 - Sailed Plymouth
4th August 1936 - Arrived Gibraltar
7th August 1936 - Sailed Gibraltar
11th August 1936 - Arrived Malta
13th August 1936 - Sailed Malta
19th August 1936 - Passed through Suez
24th August 1936 - Arrived Port Said
24th August 1936 - Arrived Aden
26th August 1936 - Sailed Port Said
26th August 1936 - Sailed Aden
29th August 1936 - Capt. D.A. Budgen in Command
29th August 1936 - Sailed Hong Kong for Plymouth
3rd September 1936 - Arrived Colombo
7th September 1936 - Sailed Colombo
12th September 1936 - Arrived Singapore
12th September 1936 - Arrived Singapore
16th September 1936 - Sailed Singapore
21st September 1936 - Arrived Hong Kong
1st January 1937 - On China Station
25th April 1937 - Arrived Chinwangtao
15th July 1937 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd July 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong
2nd August 1937 - Arrived Nanking
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
1st January 1938 - On China Station
7th March 1938 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
20th April 1938 - Arrived Hong Kong
19th January 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Rosyth
21st January 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
21st January 1939 - Arrived Rosyth
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
28th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
1st September 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
2nd September 1939 - 11th Cruiser Squadron, North Atlantic Command, Gibraltar
3rd September 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar on patrol
12th September 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar to join liner Athlone Castle and escort her to Freetown
3rd October 1939 - Suffered rudder defects and returned to Gibraltar with Athlone Castle
6th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
8th October 1939 - Arrived Malta. Commenced repairs
21st October 1939 - At Malta. repairs completed
27th October 1939 - Sailed Malta on patrol
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Malta
7th November 1939 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
9th November 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
12th November 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
18th November 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
20th November 1939 - Arrived Malta
26th November 1939 - Sailed Malta on escort duty
5th December 1939 - Arrived Malta
18th December 1939 - Sailed Malta on patrol duties
26th December 1939 - Arrived Malta
28th December 1939 - Became the flagship of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean
12th January 1940 - Commenced Refitting at Malta
30th January 1940 - Completeded Refitting at Malta
11th March 1940 - Arrived Alexandria after a short exercise.
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
1946 - Broken up

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