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HMS Apollo - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Apollo

Name : HMS Apollo
Laid Down : 15th August 1934
Launched : 9th October 1934
Completed : 13th January 1936
Type : Cruiser
Class : Amphion
Builder : Devonport
Country : UK
Pennants : D63
Fate : To Australia (Hobart) 14th October 1938.
Later became : HMAS Hobart

His Majesty’s Dockyard Devonport launched this modified Leander class light cruiser on 9 October 1934 and she entered service in the Royal Navy on 13 January 1936. She was the second of her class to be modified for Australian service, and became HMAS HOBART on 28 September 1938.

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HMS Apollo, launching, September 1933.


HMS Apollo, October 1934.


HMS Apollo, October 1934.


HMS Apollo, October 1934.


HMS Apollo, October 1934.

Timeline Entries :


13th August 1933 - Laid down at Plymouth
3rd February 1935 - Sailed UK for Gibraltar
3rd February 1935 - Capt. M.J.C. De Meric in Command
January 1936 - Completed
19th June 1936 - Sailed Bermuda
19th June 1936 - Sailed Bermuda for Havana
24th July 1936 - Arrived Esquimalt
25th July 1936 - Arrived Esquimalt
25th July 1936 - Flagship of Hob. Sir Matthew Best
26th July 1936 - Sailed Esquimalt for Comox
26th July 1936 - Sailed Esquimalt
27th July 1936 - Off Comox
27th July 1936 - Arrived Como
27th July 1936 - Capt. M. J. C. de Meric, M.V.O in Command
27th July 1936 - Flagship of Admiral the Hon. Sir Matthew Best
27th July 1936 - Arrived Comox
21st August 1936 - Sailed Comox
21st August 1936 - Arrived Victoria
25th August 1936 - Sailed Victoria
25th August 1936 - Arrived Vancouver
1st September 1936 - Sailed Vancouver
8th September 1936 - Sailed San Fransisco for Hong Kong
5th October 1936 - Sailed San Jose Guatemala
10th October 1936 - Sailed Cocos Islands
22nd October 1936 - At Bermuda
28th October 1936 - Commenced refit at Bermuda
2nd February 1937 - Off St. Johns, Virgin Islands
5th March 1937 - Arrived Tobago
27th March 1937 - Sailed Tortola
9th May 1937 - Arrived Kingston
9th May 1937 - Capt. M.J.C. de Meric in Command
12th May 1937 - At Jamaica for Coronation Day
13th May 1937 - Sailed Kingston
10th June 1937 - Sailed Bermuda
17th June 1937 - Arrived Montreal
17th June 1937 - Arrived Montreal
28th June 1937 - Arrived Quebec
28th June 1937 - Arrived Quebec
28th June 1937 - Sailed Montreal
2nd July 1937 - Sailed Quebec
4th July 1937 - Arrived St. Georges Bay
7th July 1937 - Sailed St. George's Bay for Bermuda
12th July 1937 - Arrived Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Sailed same day
12th July 1937 - Sailed St. Georges Bay
13th July 1937 - Arrived Hawke Bay
13th July 1937 - Sailed Bermuda for Trinidad
17th July 1937 - Arrived Trinidad
20th July 1937 - Arrived Port of Spain, Trinidad
23rd July 1937 - Sailed Hawke Bay
24th July 1937 - Arrived Newport, Rhode Island
10th August 1937 - Arrived Grenada
21st August 1937 - Sailed Trinidad
25th August 1937 - Arrived Para. Brazil
1st September 1937 - Ports on River Amazon
1st September 1937 - Sailed Para. Brazil
17th September 1937 - Sailed Ports on the River Amazon
17th September 1937 - Arrived Para. Brazil
18th September 1937 - Sailed Para. Brazil
22nd September 1937 - Arrived Trinidad
30th September 1937 - Sailed Trinidad
5th October 1937 - Arrived Bermuda
January 1938 - 8th Cruiser Squadron, America/West Indies Station
9th March 1938 - Arrived St. Kitts
September 1938 - Transferred to RAN

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Last edited : 22:13, December 15, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 10:42, March 3, 2011
By : kc


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