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HMS Cardiff - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Cardiff

Name : HMS Cardiff
Laid Down : 22nd July 1916
Launched : 12th April 1917
Completed : 25th June 1917
Type : Cruiser
Class : Ceres
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 2nd ship with this name.
Pennants : D58
Fate : Sold for scrap 23rd January 1946

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HMS Cardiff, July 1935.


HMS Cardiff, July 1945.


HMS Cardiff


The band of HMS Cardiff c.1924.


HMS Cardiffs trip to Cartagena, Spain, 1924.


Bullfight given in honour of British Fleets visit to Tarragona (?) Spain, September 1924.


HMS Cardiff (centre) with the sloop HMS Bryony (left) and HMS Calypso (right) at Venice, 1926.

Timeline Entries :


8th August 1914 - 6th Light Cruiser Squadron
22nd July 1916 - Laid Down at Fairfield
12th April 1917 - Launched
25th June 1917 - Completed
22nd November 1918 - Sailed Rosyth for Copenhagen and the Baltic
24th November 1918 - Sailed Copenhagen for Libau
26th November 1918 - Arrived Libau
27th November 1918 - Sailed Libau for Reval
1st January 1919 - Arrived Helsingfors
2nd January 1919 - Sailed Helsingfors
February 1919 - Commissioned
March 1919 - Joined 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet
10th March 1919 - Sailed Plymouth for Malta
10th March 1919 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral E.S. Alexander
11th April 1919 - At Yalta
11th April 1919 - Sailed Yalta
25th May 1919 - Arrived Fiume
28th June 1919 - Arrived Fiume
24th July 1919 - Capt. T.N. James in Command
24th July 1919 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir George P.W. Hope
20th December 1919 - Arrived Malta
29th March 1920 - Sailed Malta
14th June 1920 - Sailed Constantinople for Malta
4th August 1920 - Arrived Constantinople
12th October 1920 - Arrived Malta
19th May 1923 - At Constantinople
28th March 1929 - 3rd Cruiser Squadron
9th April 1929 - Arrived Oran
19th April 1929 - Sailed Oran
20th April 1929 - Arrived Cagliari
24th April 1929 - Sailed Cagliari
25th April 1929 - Arrived Bona
1st May 1929 - Sailed Bona
1st October 1932 - Capt. J. H. K. Clegg, OBE in Command
1st October 1932 - Flagship. Vice Admiral H. J. Tweedie, CB
1st October 1932 - 6th Cruiser Squadron, Africa Station
1934 - Commander D in the Portsmouth Reserve
30th April 1934 - Reserve Fleet at the Nore
13th August 1934 - In reserve at Chatham
16th January 1935 - Capt. H.C. Allen Assumed Command
16th January 1935 - Capt. R.M. King relinquished Command
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
January 1938 - 4th Cruiser Squadron, China Station
11th January 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong for Manila
12th January 1939 - Arrived Manila
17th January 1939 - Sailed Manila
21st January 1939 - Arrived Shanghai
21st January 1939 - Arrived Shanghai
30th March 1939 - Arrived Shanghai
21st April 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong
29th April 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong for Singapore
29th April 1939 - Sailed Hong Kong to pay off into reserve
9th May 1939 - Arrived Colombo
12th May 1939 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
26th August 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow from the Reserve Fleet
31st August 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Deployed in the North Sea between the Orkneys and Norway.
3rd September 1939 - 12th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
28th September 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol between
6th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern patrol
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow fro Sullom Voe
19th 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
29th October 1939 - On Northern Patrol duties between the Orkneys and the Faroes
31st October 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
6th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
12th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
16th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe for Loch Ewe
17th November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe after refuelling and repairing damage sustained in heavy weather
20th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
20th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
23rd November 1939 - Took station off North Rona to patrol the approaches to the Fair Island Channel
23rd November 1939 - On patrol south of the Faroes
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
26th November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
27th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
28th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe
29th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe after heavy weather carried away her main topmast
1st December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
1st December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
2nd December 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe
8th December 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol 10 miles 180° from Myggenoes Light in the Faroes
15th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow via Loch Ewe
15th December 1939 - Off the Faroes
19th December 1939 - Arrived in the Clyde
20th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for Portsmouth
23rd December 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth for refitting
30th January 1940 - Refitting complete in Portsmouth
23rd February 1940 - Arrived Portland as Gunnery School Training Ship
11th February 1942 - At Devonport
1946 - Broken up
23rd January 1946 - Sold for Scrapping
18th March 1946 - Arrived at Arnott Young (Dalmuir) for scrapping

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Last edited : 18:30, March 7, 2011
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