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HMS Colombo - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Colombo

Name : HMS Colombo
Laid Down : 8th December 1917
Launched : 18th December 1918
Completed : 18th June 1919
Type : Cruiser
Class : Capetown
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 1st ship with this name.
Pennants : D89, I89
Fate : Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948

Converted to anti aircraft role in 1943.

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HMS Colombo, 1918.


HMS Colombo, May 1937.


HMS Colombo


Possibly HMS Colombo in 1917 in Canadian waters.


HMS Colombo.


HMS Colombo.

Timeline Entries :


18th December 1918 - Launched
1st June 1919 - 5th Light Cruiser Squadron, China Station
20th July 1919 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd August 1919 - Arrived Aden
29th October 1919 - Sailed Port Said for Malta
6th November 1919 - Sailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
14th January 1920 - At Plymouth preparing for the China Station
14th January 1920 - Capt. P. Withers in Command
28th March 1920 - Sailed Port Said for Port Sudan
28th March 1920 - Sailed Port Said for Port Sudan
7th June 1920 - Sailed Naigon for Hong Kong
6th July 1920 - Sailed Hong Kong for Woosung and Wei Hai Wei
6th December 1920 - Sailed Hong Kong for Singapore
9th August 1921 - Sailed Kobe for Wei Hai Wei
12th August 1921 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
10th December 1921 - Arrived Singapore
12th December 1921 - Sailed Singapore
28th December 1921 - Sailed Colombo
13th July 1923 - Capt. J. Wolfe Murray in Command
13th July 1923 - Arrived Diego Garcia
16th July 1923 - Sailed Diego Garcia
19th July 1923 - Arrived Colombo
17th August 1926 - Arrived Rio de Janeiro
24th August 1926 - Arrived Montevideo
24th August 1926 - Arrived Balbao
15th September 1926 - Arrived Kalkland Isla
25th September 1926 - Arrived Talcahuana
29th September 1926 - Arrived Va;paraiso
10th October 1926 - Arrived Antofagasta
12th October 1926 - Arrived Iquique
15th October 1926 - Arrived Gallao Limia
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
29th January 1932 - Capt. A. Poland, DSO in Command
30th March 1932 - Arrived Ajaccio
4th April 1932 - Sailed Ajaccio for Beauliey
5th April 1932 - Arrived Beaulieu
6th April 1932 - At Beaulieu
14th April 1932 - Arrived Aranci Bay
14th April 1932 - Arrived Aranci Bay
19th April 1932 - Sailed Aranci Bay for Malta
21st April 1932 - Sailed Aranci Bay
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
22nd April 1932 - Arrived Malta
1st October 1932 - Capt. A. Poland, DSO in Command
1st October 1932 - 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Mediterranean Fleet
1933 - Winter Cruise Persian Gulf
27th January 1933 - Commissioned at Chatham for service in the East Indies
27th January 1933 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
June 1933 - Commissioned for service with the 4th Cruiser Squadron, East Indie
June 1933 - Capt. C. E. B. Simeon in Command
22nd June 1933 - Sailed Plymouth for Chatham
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Sheerness
7th August 1933 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
14th August 1933 - Sailed Malta for Port Said
19th August 1933 - Sailed Suez for Aden
2nd September 1933 - Arrived Colombo
2nd September 1933 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
4th November 1933 - Arrived Trivandrum
10th November 1933 - Arrived Calicut
7th December 1933 - Sailed Karachi for the Persian Gulf
9th December 1933 - Arrived Muscat
13th December 1933 - Sailed Muscat
14th December 1933 - Arrived Henjam
16th December 1933 - Sailed Henjam
17th December 1933 - Arrived Bushire
20th December 1933 - Sailed Bahrein for Basra
21st December 1933 - Sailed Bushire
21st December 1933 - Arrived Basra
22nd December 1933 - Arrived Basra
28th December 1933 - Sailed Basra
28th December 1933 - Arrived Abadan
1934 - Winter Cruise Persian Gulf
5th January 1934 - Arrived Kowait
5th January 1934 - Sailed Basra
5th January 1934 - Arrived Kowait
5th January 1934 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
9th January 1934 - Sailed Kowait
10th January 1934 - Arrived Bahrein
11th January 1934 - Sailed Bahrein for Abu Dhabi
11th January 1934 - Arrived the Trucial Coast
13th January 1934 - Arrived Sharja
14th January 1934 - Arrived and sailed Al Ajman
15th January 1934 - Sailed Umm-al-Kaiwain
16th January 1934 - Sailed the Trucial Coast
16th January 1934 - Arrived Khasab
19th January 1934 - Sailed Khasab for Colombo
20th January 1934 - Sailed Khasab
26th January 1934 - Arrived Colombo
26th January 1934 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
26th January 1934 - Arrived Colombo
26th January 1934 - Arrived Colombo
2nd February 1934 - Arrived Trincomalee
5th February 1934 - Arrived Trincomali
6th February 1934 - At Trincomalee
10th February 1934 - Arrived Trincomali
23rd March 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
31st March 1934 - Arrived Aden
7th April 1934 - Arrived Berbera
11th April 1934 - Sailed Berbera for Las Khorai
13th April 1934 - Arrived Aden
16th April 1934 - Arrived Aden
16th April 1934 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
21st April 1934 - Sailed Aden
22nd April 1934 - Sailed Aden for Makalla
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Socotra
23rd April 1934 - Arrived Makalla
24th April 1934 - Sailed Makalla for Socotra
24th April 1934 - Sailed Socotra
28th April 1934 - Arrived Lamu
30th April 1934 - Sailed Lamu
30th April 1934 - Sailed Lamu
30th April 1934 - Arrived Malinda
3rd May 1934 - Sailed Malinda
3rd May 1934 - Arrived Mombasa
3rd May 1934 - Capt C.E.B. Simeon in Command
17th May 1934 - Arrived Tanga
17th May 1934 - Arrived Tanga
17th May 1934 - Sailed Mombasa
17th May 1934 - Arrived Tanga
23rd May 1934 - Sailed Tanga
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Zanzibar
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Zanzibar
23rd May 1934 - Arrived Zanzibar
23rd May 1934 - Sailed Tanga
29th May 1934 - Sailed Zanzibar
29th May 1934 - Sailed Zanzibar fir Rufigi Delta
29th May 1934 - Sailed Zanzibar
29th May 1934 - Arrived Rufigi Delta
30th May 1934 - Arrived Kilwi Kisiwani
30th May 1934 - Sailed Rufigi Delta
4th June 1934 - Sailed Kilwi Kisiwani
8th June 1934 - Arrived Seychelles
12th June 1934 - Sailed Seychelles for Maldives
13th June 1934 - Sailed Seychelles
18th June 1934 - Arrived Colombo
18th June 1934 - Arrived Colombo
21st August 1934 - Arrived Trincomalee
2nd November 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Bombay
10th November 1934 - Arrived Karachi
5th December 1934 - Sailed Karachi for Colombo
10th December 1934 - Arrived Colombo
17th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo for Calcutta
17th December 1934 - Sailed Colombo
17th December 1934 - Capt. C.E.B. Simeon in Command
22nd December 1934 - Arrived Calcutta
25th December 1934 - At Calcutta
2nd January 1935 - Arrived Aden
3rd January 1935 - Sailed Calcutta
5th January 1935 - Arrived Chittagong
7th January 1935 - Arrived Port Said
8th January 1935 - Sailed Chittagong for Akyab
11th January 1935 - Arrived Malta
16th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
22nd March 1935 - Arrived Colombo
9th April 1935 - Arrived Trivandrum
27th April 1935 - Arrived Goa
4th June 1935 - Arrived Colombo from Karachi
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Plymouth
20th July 1937 - Capt. D.M.T. Bedford Assumed Command
20th July 1937 - Capt. Ralph Kerr Relinquished Command
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
25th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
26th August 1939 - Escorted British liner Dunera
29th August 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
5th October 1939 - Diverted to the Northern Patrol
13th October 1939 - Arrived On the Northern Patrol
14th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow fro Sullom Voe
18th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
20th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
20th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
24th October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe for refuelling
25th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol
27th October 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Northern Patrol duties
29th October 1939 - On Northern Patrol duties between the Faroes and Iceland
1st November 1939 - Sent Norwegian steamer Mim sent to Kirkwall
2nd November 1939 - Between the Faroes and Iceland
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
3rd November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
6th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
12th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
13th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
20th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
23rd November 1939 - On patrol south of the Faroes
23rd November 1939 - Took station off North Rona to patrol the approaches to the Fair Island Channel
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
25th November 1939 - Reported being shadowed by German aircraft
27th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
28th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
8th December 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
11th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol 10 miles 180° from Myggenoes Light in the Faroes
12th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow via Loch Ewe
13th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol duties
18th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
21st December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol duties
28th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
28th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
29th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
30th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the East Indies, via the Mediterranean
31st December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
6th January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
8th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
12th January 1940 - Left patrol for Plymouth
14th January 1940 - Arrived Plymouth
27th January 1940 - Sailed Devonport for Belfast
29th January 1940 - Arrived Belfast
5th March 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar from the UK
6th March 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
18th March 1940 - Arrived Port Said.
6th June 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow.
1948 - Broken up

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