H.M.S. Vega (1917)

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H.M.S. Vega (1917)
Pendant Number: F.4A (1917)
F.92 (Jan 1918)
F.09 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: William Doxford & Sons[2]
Launched: 1 Sep, 1917[3]
Completed: 12 Dec, 1917[4]
Sold:

H.M.S. Vega was one of twenty-five "V" class destroyers completed for the Royal Navy in 1917-18.

Service

Vega was commissioned on 4 December, 1917[5] and joined the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla, which was tasked with screening the Grand Fleet around February 1918.

When the Fleet was reorganised in March 1919, Vega was assigned to the Second Destroyer Flotilla.

She was re-commissioned at Chatham on 15 September, 1924 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[6]

The ship was re-commissioned at the Nore on 27 May, 1927.[7]

Vega was commissioned at Chatham on 11 June, 1930 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[8]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 10 June, 1932 for continued service with 2 D.F..[9]

In 1934, her bell was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at the price of £5 or perhaps £1. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[10]

Vega was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 31 August 1934 for service with the Second Destroyer Flotilla of the Home Fleet under Lt. Cdr. Harry Robert Graham.[11]

She again re-commissioned on 4 November, 1936 to join the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 72.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 83.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 312.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 880.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 279.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 278.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 277.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  10. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 283.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 282.
  13. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 880.
  14. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 880.
  16. Welby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/220. f. 284.
  17. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  18. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  19. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  20. Wrey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/62. f. 420.
  21. Izat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/28. f. 28.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 279.
  23. Izat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/28. f. 28.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 278.
  25. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 278.
  26. Weir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/98. f. 98.
  27. Weir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/98. f. 98.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 277.
  29. Black Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/134. f. ?.
  30. Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/201. f. 200.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 283.
  32. Thomas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/201. f. 200.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 283.
  34. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  35. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  36. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  37. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  38. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  39. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  40. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  41. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  42. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  43. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  44. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  45. Uboat.net page on the ship.

Bibliography


"V" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
Vancouver Vanessa Vanity Vanquisher Vanoc
Vega Velox Vehement Venturous Vendetta
Venetia Verdun Versatile Verulam Vesper
  Vidette Violent Vimiera Vittoria  
  Vivacious Vivien Vortigern Vectis  
Thornycroft Specials
  Viceroy Viscount  
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