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World Naval Ships Timeline - 18 December (105 matching entries)






18thDecember1882HMS CamperdownLaid down at Portsmouth Dockyard
18thDecember1883HMS ImperieuseLaunched
18thDecember1892HMS CanadaAnchored at Spithead
18thDecember1893HMS GleanerSailed for the Mediterranean
18thDecember1895HMS GleanerArrived Malta and taken into dockyard hands for repairs
18thDecember1896HMS GipsyLaunched
18thDecember1907HMS AlbionCapt. Arthur Limpus in Command
18thDecember1918HMS ColomboLaunched
18thDecember1918HMS L52Launched
18thDecember1921HMS LaburnumSailed Port Said
18thDecember1925HMS EffinghamArrived Trincomalee
18thDecember1926HMS EnterpriseArrived Hong Kong
18thDecember1927HMS EnterpriseArrived Trincomalee
18thDecember1928HMS EffinghamArrived Dabai
18thDecember1928HMS EffinghamSailed Dabai
18thDecember1930HMS CrescentLaid down at Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness
18thDecember1930HMS EffinghamArrived Khasab
18thDecember1930HMS EffinghamSailed Debai
18thDecember1931HMS EmeraldArrived Bahrein
18thDecember1933HMS CapetownPaid off into dockyard hands
18thDecember1933HMS CaledonReserve Fleet Plymouth
18thDecember1933HMS ComusPaid off for disposal
18thDecember1933HMS HawkinsSailed Colombo for Calcutta
18thDecember1933HMS HawkinsSailed Colombo for Calcutta
18thDecember1934HMS Duncan8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DefenderSailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Defender8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS Defender8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DaintySailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Dainty8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS Daring8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DaringSailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Decoy8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DiamondSailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Diamond8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DianaSailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Diana8th Destroyer Flotilla (China Station)
18thDecember1934HMS DuchessSailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1934HMS Keppel1st Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
18thDecember1934HMS KeppelSailed Singapore
18thDecember1934HMS KeppelCapt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman in Command (Capt. D 1st Destroyer Flotilla)
18thDecember1934HMS LowestoftArrived Gibraltar
18thDecember1934HMS BerwickSailed Aden for Colombo
18thDecember1934HMS CumberlandSailed Singapore for Colombo
18thDecember1934HMS CumberlandSailed Singapore
18thDecember1934HMS FrobisherCapt. H.A. Forster Relinquished
18thDecember1934HMS FrobisherCapt. H.A. Forster relinquished Command
18thDecember1934HMS FrobisherCapt. P.J. Kekewich Assumed Command
18thDecember1934HMS FrobisherCapt. P.K. Kekewich Assumed Command
18thDecember1935HMS DecoySailed Singapore for Malta
18thDecember1936HMS GalateaArrived Alicante
18thDecember1936HMS GalateaSailed Alicante
18thDecember1937HMS LondonSailed Malta
18thDecember1939HMS IntrepidArrived back in the Thames
18thDecember1939HMS Ark RoyalSearched for supply ship Altmark
18thDecember1939HMS IvanhoeArrived back in the Thames
18thDecember1939HMS HostileSearched for supply ship Altmark
18thDecember1939HMS AcastaEscorted Convoy OA.55G
18thDecember1939HMS ArdentArrived Liverpool with Convoy HX.11
18thDecember1939HMS DragonCompleted patrol and proceeded to Chatham for refit
18thDecember1939HMS CapetownSailed Malta on patrol duties
18thDecember1939HMS ColomboArrived Scapa Flow
18thDecember1939HMS CaledonSailed the Tyne for Devonport
18thDecember1939HMS EscortArrived Rosyth
18thDecember1939HMS GreyhoundArrived back in the Thames
18thDecember1939HMS GriffinArrived back in the Thames
18thDecember1939HMS HeroSearched for supply ship Altmark
18thDecember1939HMS GrenvilleArrived back in the Thames
18thDecember1939HMS JanusArrived off Tranoy to escort iron ore convoy NV.2
18thDecember1939HMS JervisArrived off Tranoy to escort iron ore convoy NV.2
18thDecember1939HMS EclipseArrived Rosyth
18thDecember1939HMS HastingsSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.56
18thDecember1939HMS LeithSailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.13
18thDecember1939HMS LowestoftArrived Colombo
18thDecember1939HMS EnchantressJoined Convoy SL.13
18thDecember1939HMS EnchantressDetached Convoy SL.13
18thDecember1939HMS HardySearched for supply ship Altmark
18thDecember1939HMS EdinburghSailed Scapa Flow for Portsmouth
18thDecember1939HMS EdinburghEscorted Convoy NV.2
18thDecember1939HMS ArethusaCompleted refit
18thDecember1939HMS BerwickIn the Denmark Strait
18thDecember1939HMS BasiliskArrived on the Clyde
18thDecember1940HMS BiterLaunched
18thDecember1941HMS AuroraSailed Malta
18thDecember1941HMS LanceSailed Malta
18thDecember1942HMS BulldogLt.Cdr. Edward John Lee, RN
18thDecember1943HMS CosbyT/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Sinclair Connell, RNR Assumed Command
18thDecember1943HMS HindCdr. (retired) Ronald William Keymer, RN Assumed Command
18thDecember1944HMS Loch GormCommissioned
18thDecember1944HMS Loch GormCommissioned
18thDecember1952HMS BurnastonLaunched
18thDecember1952HMS BurnastonPennant M1116
18thDecember1959HMS CeylonArrived Portsmouth
18thDecember1963HMS AlbionArrived Singapore
18thDecember1968HMS DanaeArrived Singapore SMP
18thDecember1969HMS DanaeSailed Gibraltar
18thDecember1984HMS BeaverLaunched
18thDecember1984HMS BeaverPennant F93
18thDecember2001HMS GlasgowArrived Portsmouth
18thDecember2001HMS Ark RoyalArrived Portsmouth
18thDecember2001HMS CardiffArrived Portsmouth
18thDecember2003HMS ArgyllDevonport
18thDecember2007HMS BrocklesbyPortsmouth
18thDecember2008HMS Iron DukePortsmouth
18thDecember2008HMS Iron DukeSpithead
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