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HMS Curacoa - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Curacoa

Name : HMS Curacoa
Laid Down : July 1916
Launched : 5th May 1917
Completed : 18th February 1918
Type : Cruiser
Class : Ceres
Builder : Pembroke
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 4th ship with this name.
Pennants : A7, 62, D41
Fate : Sunk 2nd October 1942

Converted to anti aircraft role in 1939. Sunk in collision.

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Timeline Entries :


5th May 1917 - Launched
December 1917 - Harwich Force
1st June 1919 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
12th June 1919 - Reduced to care and maintenance while in dockyard hands
1st September 1921 - Nore Div. Fleet Reserve Group B
1st July 1922 - Off the Kentish Knock for memorial service for HM Drifter Blue Sky
1st July 1922 - 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron
18th July 1923 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral D. Gilbert
18th July 1923 - Sailed Stockholm
20th July 1923 - Arrived Gothenberg
27th July 1923 - Sailed Gothenberg
30th July 1923 - Arrived UK
3rd November 1923 - Fleet Review at Spithead
10th June 1924 - At Helsingfors
26th July 1924 - Fleet Review at Spithead
29th August 1924 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral T.D. Gilbert
1st March 1927 - At Gibraltar for Exercises
11th March 1927 - Arrived Gibraltar after Exercises
16th May 1927 - Capt Sir Francis Thomas Butler Tower Assumed Command
16th May 1927 - 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
21st July 1928 - Arrived Portsmouth
August 1928 - Capt Sir Francis Thomas Butler Tower Relinquished Command
14th August 1928 - Sailed Portsmouth for Chatham
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
29th January 1932 - Capt. Henry B. Rawlings in Command
26th July 1932 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
1st September 1932 - Sailed Malta
3rd September 1932 - Arrived Vatika Bay
6th September 1932 - Sailed Vatika Bay
7th September 1932 - Arrived Skiathos
15th September 1932 - Sailed Skiathos
17th September 1932 - Arrived Varna
23rd September 1932 - Sailed Varna
24th September 1932 - Arrived Galatz
1st October 1932 - Flagship. Rear Admiral F. L. Tottenham, CBE
1st October 1932 - Capt. Henry B. Rawlings in Command
1st October 1932 - 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Mediterranean Fleet
4th October 1932 - Sailed Galatz
6th October 1932 - Arrived Thaso
11th October 1932 - Arrived Oreos
11th October 1932 - Sailed Thaso
18th October 1932 - Sailed Oreos
18th October 1932 - Arrived Volo
22nd October 1932 - Sailed Volo
25th October 1932 - Arrived Malta
14th January 1933 - Sailed Hong Kong
11th March 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar and sailed for Malta
28th March 1933 - Arrived Aden
29th March 1933 - Sailed Aden for Colombo
5th April 1933 - Arrived Colombo
15th April 1933 - Arrived Singapore
18th April 1933 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
1st May 1933 - Sailed Hong Kong for Shanghai
1st May 1933 - Capt. A.R. Hammick in Command
4th May 1933 - Arrived Shanghai
6th May 1933 - Sailed Shanghai
8th May 1933 - Arrived Wuhu
10th May 1933 - Sailed Wuhu
12th May 1933 - Arrived Hankow
1st June 1933 - Sailed Hankow
9th June 1933 - Arrived Hong Kong
22nd June 1933 - Arrived Colombo
27th July 1933 - Arrived UK from the China Station
19th December 1933 - Gunnery and torpedo school Cruiser at Portsmouth
6th February 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
6th February 1934 - Arrived Falmouth
7th February 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
7th February 1934 - Sailed Falmouth for Portsmouth
20th February 1934 - Arrived Dover
21st February 1934 - Arrived Zeebrugge
24th February 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
2nd April 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
13th April 1934 - Capt. I.M. Palmer Assumed Command
6th May 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
22nd May 1934 - Arrived Falmouth
23rd May 1934 - Sailed Falmouth
24th May 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
31st May 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Plymouth
30th June 1934 - Arrived Dover
30th June 1934 - Capt. A.M. Peters
13th August 1934 - Gunnery and Torpedo School Cruiser at Portsmouth
20th September 1934 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
21st September 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
27th September 1934 - Sailed Portland for Portsmouth
28th November 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
18th April 1935 - Capt. Clement Moody in Command
18th April 1935 - Sailed Portsmouth
19th April 1935 - Arrived Torbay
20th April 1935 - Sailed Torbay
20th April 1935 - Arrived St. Peter Port, Guernsey
22nd April 1935 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd April 1935 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd April 1935 - Saileded St. Peter Port, Guernsey
26th May 1935 - Arrived Portsmouth
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
13th April 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
28th May 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
24th September 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
24th September 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
23rd October 1936 - Arrived Portsmouth
29th March 1937 - Sailed Plymouth
29th March 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
9th June 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth
20th June 1937 - Sailed Kyle of Durness for Portsmouth
13th July 1937 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
18th April 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
10th April 1939 - Arrived Portsmouth
3rd September 1939 - At Chatham rearming as anti-aircraft ship
26th January 1940 - At Chatham Completed rearming as anti-aircraft ship
26th January 1940 - Completed her conversion to anti-aircraft cruiser at Chatham
29th January 1940 - Sailed Chatham to work up at Portland after conversion to an anti-aircraft ship.
30th January 1940 - Sailed Chatham for Portland and Workup
8th March 1940 - Arrived in the Humber.
17th April 1940 - Sailed Rosyth with 1,000 troops of 148 Infantry Brigade for Namsos
2nd October 1942 - Collision

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