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HMS Caledon - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Caledon

Name : HMS Caledon
Laid Down : 17th March 1916
Launched : 25th November 1916
Completed : 6th March 1917
Type : Cruiser
Class : Caledon
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 2nd ship with this name.
Pennants : D53
Fate : Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948

Converted to anti aircraft role between September 1942 and December 1943. Disarmed in April 1945.

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HMS Caledon, 1918.


HMS Caledon, July 1935.


HMS Caledon, April 1945.


HMS Caledon.


HMS Caledon at Grand Harbour in Malta.


Inspection of the crew of HMS Caledon


HMS Caledon


Some of the crew of HMS Caledon during the operations at Memel, Lithuania, 1922.


HMS Caledon.


Damage to HMS Caledon after collision with Italian SS Antares.

Timeline Entries :


25th November 1916 - Launched
March 1917 - 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
1st June 1919 - 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
25th June 1920 - Arrived Copenhagen
1st November 1920 - Arrived Chatham for refit
1st November 1920 - Flagship of Commodore A.A.M. Duff
23rd February 1921 - Sailed Falmouth for Mounts Bay
25th February 1921 - Sailed Penzance for Portsmouth
20th March 1921 - Sailed Plymouth for exercises
21st March 1921 - Arrived Portsmouth
17th August 1921 - Sailed Portsmouth for Sheerness
18th August 1921 - Arrived Sheerness
26th November 1921 - Sailed Rosyth for Chatham
1st July 1922 - 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron
1st July 1922 - Off the Kentish Knock for memorial service for HM Drifter Blue Sky
18th July 1923 - Sailed Stockholm
20th July 1923 - Arrived Gothenberg
27th July 1923 - Sailed Gothenberg
30th July 1923 - Arrived UK
31st August 1923 - Refitting at Chatham
3rd November 1923 - Fleet Review at Spithead
12th June 1924 - Arrived Helsingfors
26th July 1924 - Fleet Review at Spithead
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
4th September 1929 - At Chatham
1st October 1932 - In reserve. Plymouth
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. N. Clover in Command
18th December 1933 - Reserve Fleet Plymouth
13th August 1934 - In reserve at Plymouth
1st December 1934 - Sailed Plymouth for Malta
5th December 1934 - Passed Gibraltar
8th December 1934 - Arrived Malta
12th December 1934 - Sailed Malta for Plymouth
16th December 1934 - Passed Gibraltar
19th December 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
January 1938 - Reserve Fleet, UK
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 - 7th Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet, Scapa Flow
6th September 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
5th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for Northern Patrol
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
13th October 1939 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th October 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow fro Sullom Voe
18th October 1939 - Arrived Kirkwall
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
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 from northern patrol
9th November 1939 - Arrived Sullom Voe
12th November 1939 - Sailed Sullom Voe on Northern Patrol duty
15th November 1939 - Suffered damage to her upper deck in heavy weather
18th November 1939 - Arrived Loch Ewe from Northern Patrol
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
27th November 1939 - Arrived at Scapa Flow after Northern Patrol in the Faroes-Shetland passage
30th November 1939 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Tyne
December 1939 - To the Mediterranean Fleet
1st December 1939 - Arrived the Tyne for docking
18th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne for Devonport
19th December 1939 - Sailed the Tyne after docking for repairs
21st December 1939 - Arrived Plymouth
21st December 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
24th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
24th December 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar for duty with the Mediterranean Fleet
26th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
26th December 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
28th December 1939 - Arrived Malta for duty with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron
28th December 1939 - Arrived Malta from Home Waters
31st December 1939 - Sailed Malta on patrol duties
11th March 1940 - Arrived Alexandria after a short exercise.
1948 - Broken up

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