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HMS Curlew - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Curlew

Name : HMS Curlew
Laid Down : 21st August 1916
Launched : 5th July 1917
Completed : 14th December 1917
Type : Cruiser
Class : Ceres
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 8th ship with this name.
Pennants : 80, 3C, 48, D42
Fate : Sunk 26th May 1940

Converted to anti aircraft role in 1938.

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HMS Curlew, May 1937.


HMS Curlew,1922.


The crew of HMS Curlew


HMS Curlew at Hong Kong c.1920-21


HMS Curlews ships company waiting for their share of the rum


HMS Curlews football team in Hong Kong 1920-21.


HMS Curlews football team in Hong Kong 1920-21.


Inspection of a torpedo on HMS Curlew


Ships company from HMS Curlew


HMS Curlew.


Shanghai charity football match, HMS Curlew v Shanghai. Curlew won 4 - 2.


Shanghai charity football match, HMS Curlew v Shanghai. Curlew won 4 - 2.


HMS Curlew in dry dock at Hong Kong, November 1920.


Two of the crew of HMS Curlew.


Photo taken during torpedo practice on HMS Curlew, Wei Hai Wei, August 1920.


Photo taken during torpedo practice on HMS Curlew, Wei Hai Wei, August 1920.


Photo taken during torpedo practice on HMS Curlew, Wei Hai Wei, August 1920.


Photo taken during torpedo practice on HMS Curlew, Wei Hai Wei, August 1920.

Timeline Entries :


21st August 1916 - Laid down at Vickers Limited, Barrow in Furness
5th July 1917 - Launched
5th July 1917 - Pennant D42
14th July 1917 - Commissioned
December 1917 - Harwich Force
14th December 1917 - Commissioned
31st March 1919 - Arrived Sheerness
31st March 1919 - Capt. W. Nunn in Command
1st April 1919 - Capt. C.N. Tindall-Carill-Worsley in Command
1st June 1919 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet
12th June 1919 - Sailed Plymouth for Rosyth
16th June 1920 - Sailed Colombo for Singapore
24th June 1920 - Sailed Singapore
6th December 1920 - Sailed Hong Kong for Pagoda Anchorage
14th February 1921 - Sailed Nimrod Souind for Shanghai
23rd February 1921 - Sailed Shaghai for Hong Kong
6th December 1921 - Capt. H.E. Sulivan in Command
11th December 1921 - Sailed Pagoda Anchorage for Port Said
12th December 1921 - Arrived Shanghai
5th June 1923 - In Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal
4th August 1923 - Arrived Honolulu
11th August 1923 - Sailed Honolulu
16th August 1923 - At Washington Island
8th March 1924 - At Haiti
10th April 1924 - At Demerara, British Guiana
3rd May 1924 - At Hamilton, Bermuda
10th August 1924 - At Barbados
3rd January 1925 - Arrived Key Wesy, Florida
10th January 1925 - Sailed Key West Florida
13th January 1925 - Arrived Belize
16th January 1925 - Sailed Belize
18th January 1925 - At Jamaica
17th February 1925 - At Barbados
22nd February 1925 - At Dominica
31st March 1931 - Commissioned for the 3rd Cruiser Squadron
1932 - Took part in the Review of the Fleet at Corfu
7th January 1932 - Sailed Malta
29th January 1932 - Arrived Malta
29th January 1932 - Capt. B. C. Watson, 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
23rd June 1932 - Sailed Malta
25th June 1932 - Arrived Argostoli
29th June 1932 - Sailed Argostoli
30th June 1932 - Arrived Valona
4th July 1932 - Sailed Valona
11th July 1932 - Arrived Rimini
14th July 1932 - Sailed Rimini
15th July 1932 - Arrived Venice
25th July 1932 - Arrived Brioni Island
25th July 1932 - Sailed Venice
3rd August 1932 - Sailed Brioni Island
5th August 1932 - Arrived Kotor
15th August 1932 - Sailed Kotor
17th August 1932 - Arrived Malta
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
23rd September 1932 - Arrived Constanza
1st October 1932 - 3rd Cruiser Squadron. Mediterranean Fleet
1st October 1932 - Capt. B. C. Watson, DSO in Command
4th October 1932 - Sailed Constanza
6th October 1932 - Arrived Thasos
11th October 1932 - Sailed Thasos
12th October 1932 - Arrived Mudros
17th October 1932 - Sailed Mudros
18th October 1932 - Arrived Volo
22nd October 1932 - Sailed Volo
25th October 1932 - Arrived Malta
14th January 1933 - Arrived Stylis
25th January 1933 - Sailed Stylis
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 Santa Margharita
30th March 1933 - Arrived Santa Margharita
12th April 1933 - Arrived Mentone
24th April 1933 - Sailed Mentone
27th April 1933 - Arrived Malta
27th April 1933 - Arrived and sailed Syracuse
19th July 1933 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th August 1933 - Paid off at Chatham
18th August 1933 - Capt. B.C. Watson in Command
15th January 1934 - Cdr. P. Butter Assumed Command
13th August 1934 - In reserve at Chatham
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
9th January 1936 - Capt. Augustus Willington Shelton in Command
9th January 1936 - Reserve Fleet, The Nore
27th July 1936 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
22nd May 1937 - Arrived Sheerness
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
3rd September 1939 - At Chatham refitting
23rd September 1939 - Completed refit at Chatham
25th September 1939 - Sailed Chatham to work up at Portland
1st October 1939 - Sailed Portland for a work up at Scapa Flow
2nd October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow for duty
16th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Loch Ewe. Arrived Same Day
21st October 1939 - Completed Work up
23rd October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow
29th October 1939 - Arrived Portland
31st October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow and arrived at Rosyth
2nd November 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
2nd November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth after covering the Narvik iron ore convoy passage
5th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow to escort Convoy ON.1
9th November 1939 - Arrived Bergen with Convoy ON.1
12th November 1939 - Sailed Rosyth
13th November 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
13th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby to escort Convoy FN.36. Arrived Grimsby same day
16th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on patrol duties and arrived back later the same day
18th November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby on escort duties
23rd November 1939 - Sailed Grimsby
24th November 1939 - Arrived Grimsby
28th November 1939 - Arrived Chatham
9th December 1939 - Sailed Chatham for Invergordon
10th December 1939 - Arrived Invergordon
16th January 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Humber
16th January 1940 - Arrived Rosyth
19th January 1940 - Sailed Rosyth escorting Minelayer Princess Victoria
21st March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow.
26th May 1940 - Sunk in Lavangs Fiord, Ofotfiord near Narvik by German Ju-88s

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