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HMS Ceres - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Ceres

Name : HMS Ceres
Laid Down : 26th April 1916
Launched : 24th March 1917
Completed : 1st June 1917
Type : Cruiser
Class : Ceres
Builder : John Brown
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 3rd ship with this name.
Pennants : 66, 56, 38, D59
Fate : Sold for scrap 5th April 1946

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HMS Ceres at Malta.


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HMS Ceres.

Timeline Entries :


8th August 1914 - 6th Light Cruiser Squadron
24th March 1917 - Launched
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
March 1919 - Joined 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet
1st June 1919 - 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
18th July 1919 - Capt. H.O. Reinold in Command
4th August 1919 - Sailed Marseilles for Malta
10th November 1919 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
17th April 1920 - Arrived Smyrna. Sailed for Makri same day
15th June 1920 - Arrived Marseilles
1st November 1920 - At Gibraltar
23rd December 1921 - Sailed Malta for Egypt
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
7th January 1932 - Sailed Malta
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
29th January 1932 - Capt. G. A. Scott, DSC in Command
5th April 1932 - At Plymouth in reserve
5th April 1932 - Cdr. G.O. Lydekker in Command
27th April 1932 - Sailed Plymouth for Sheerness
27th April 1932 - Sailed Plymouth for Chatham
28th April 1932 - Arrived Sheerness
1st October 1932 - 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Mediterranean Fleet
1st October 1932 - Capt. G. A. Scott, DSC in Command
14th January 1933 - Arrived Volo
25th January 1933 - Sailed Volo
25th January 1933 - Arrived Gulf of Patras
1st February 1933 - Arrived Malta
7th March 1933 - Sailed Malta for Pollensa Bay
10th March 1933 - Arrived Palma
28th March 1933 - Sailed Pollensa for Porto Fino
30th March 1933 - Arrived Porto Fino
12th April 1933 - Arrived San Remo
24th April 1933 - Sailed San Remo
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
29th July 1933 - Sailed Venice for Vela Lake
31st July 1933 - Arrived Vela Luka
26th October 1933 - Arrived Sheerness
27th November 1933 - Paid off at Chatham into the Chatham Reserve
27th November 1933 - Capt. G.A. Scott in Command
13th August 1934 - In reserve at Chatham
5th May 1936 - Cdr. P.H. Calderon Assumed Command
5th May 1936 - In Reserve at Plymouth
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
31st July 1939 - Captain Edmund Geoffrey Abbott in Command
9th August 1939 - Attended Review of the British Reserve Fleet
27th August 1939 - Arrived at Portland for duty with the Channel Force
3rd September 1939 - Channel Force
3rd September 1939 - At Portland
7th September 1939 - Transferred to Western Approaches Command
1st October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth to escort OA.12G to Gibraltar and act as convoy commodore
5th October 1939 - On the Northern Patrol
10th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar with turbine defects for Plymouth
13th October 1939 - Arrived Plymouth for repairs
27th October 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for duty with the Northern Patrol
27th October 1939 - Repairs completed
31st October 1939 - Sailed Kirkwall for Scapa Flow
31st October 1939 - Arrived On the Northern Patrol
31st October 1939 - Arrived Kirkwall
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
3rd November 1939 - On Northern Patrol between the Orkneys and the Faroes
9th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
9th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe from northern patrol
12th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duty
18th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe from Northern Patrol
21st November 1939 - Sailed Loch Ewe on Northern Patrol duties
23rd November 1939 - On patrol Iceland-Faroes Channel
23rd November 1939 - Stationed five miles due north of Kelso Light to act as a night attack striking force
24th November 1939 - Positioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
26th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duties
2nd December 1939 - Arrived the Clyde
9th December 1939 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
12th December 1939 - On Northern Patrol 10 miles 180° from Myggenoes Light in the Faroes
15th December 1939 - Off the Faroes
16th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
16th December 1939 - Arrived in Scapa Flow, departed the same day
25th December 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after patrol
25th December 1939 - Arrived Scapa Fow
28th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol duties
28th December 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the East Indies, via the Mediterranean
2nd January 1940 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after Northern Patrol
3rd January 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol
7th January 1940 - Arrived with captured Norwegian steamer Troma off North Rona
11th January 1940 - Left station for Belfast
13th January 1940 - Arrived Belfast for repairs and refitting
7th February 1940 - Completed refit at Belfast
7th February 1940 - Refitting and repairing completed at Belfast
8th February 1940 - Sailed Belfast for Malta
19th February 1940 - Arrived Gibraltar from Plymouth
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Malta
22nd February 1940 - Arrived Malta
18th March 1940 - Arrived Port Said.
6th June 1944 - Flagship of U.S. Service Force
6th June 1944 - Participated in the Normandy Landings
1946 - Broken up

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Last edited : 08:44, March 8, 2011
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