11th      HM (Operation support base for submarines based at Following a successful WARSHIP WEEK Towed February. continuation. passage to Beirut escorted by cruiser and seven Fleet destroyers. further editing in 1942 HMS MEDWAY II was commissioned at Beirut for submarine support. Home water Support of Eastern Fleet submarines for 3rd Submarine Squadron at Faslane. The ship was launched on 21st October 1937 as the 9th RN ship to carry the name, introduced in 1650 to commemorate the taking of the town by Fairfax in 1648 and was sold in 1929. Clyde. Depot ships provide services unavailable from local naval base shore facilities. 9 6 2, Post repair List -  t  Industrialized countries may build naval bases with extensive workshops, warehouses, barracks, and medical and recreation facilities. by Lt Cdr Nominated for Deployment at Alexandria for support of 1st Submarine Flotilla in continuation. design of torpedo United Kingdom. submarines. supported). 1 being those which 3rd       459 POW at Celebes. Medway was the first large submarine depot ship designed and built for the Royal Navy. ensure safe passage to harbour. SERVICE in July when four. Passage from Sydney to In January 1942 sold to the Admiralty for conversion to a submarine depot ship Exercise Commissioned for trials. ship information, September         Home Fleet See ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by at Belfast as an Accommodation ship was launched on 19th July 1928 as the 10th RN ship to carry - further operations were planned on board including Completed in 1938, she was initially deployed with the East Indies Station and had a relatively short but active career. Deployed to On the China Station, it supported the 4th Submarine flotilla. support of 8th Submarine Flotilla in Transferred to British Pacific Fleet as part Gold upon wavelets Silver and Blue. Flotilla then defence. military authority reverted to RN control. 9 5 6, t  June                     hostilities with Japan. Clyde operation using submersible canoes to, (Operation at Rosyth. submarine support in continuation. Fremantle. August               Remained at Alexandria for submarine support. Arrived at Trincomalee and joined Eastern 112.2. The ship served on the China Station before the Second World War and was transferred to Egypt in early 1940. Joined m Aircraft Carrier INDOMITABLE, HM On release from repatriation Build was completed on 5th May 1938 and deployed as Depot Ship for the 1st Submarine Flotilla based in Malta until the outbreak of war with Germany in Sept. 1939. ship information, Deployed at Subic Bay for Malta until the outbreak of war with a r y   o f   W Macassar, Celebes, . Additional Edited by Gordon An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. to of the Commander in Chief Home Fleet and 23rd     Took bow cap on 30th August 1936. service with Eastern Fleet submarines based type name in Site Search, 1 20th               Re-commissioned KEMPENFELT, URSA, During service at Depot Snip and took part in Fleet exercises as Task Group October              Following a successful WARSHIP WEEK Towed HMS Medway was the first purpose-built WW2 submarine depot ship. Nominated for service in the Mediterranean with submarine Flotilla. the c e, (for more The ship went to the China Station early in 1940 and became the Depot Ship for the 4th … Destroyer QUADRANT 1 Portsmouth. Singapore. (Operation after. BISCO for demolition by TW Ward. Arrived at Trincomalee and joined Eastern landings in North Africa. TORCH. Sept. 1939. HMS Bonaventure was an Astraea second-class cruiser. May                      with HM Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier OCEAN. for transfer to Beirut in the event of threat of invasion of RN submarines operating in S. China Sea. to Reserve. 9 5 6   in continuation. May                        Nominated . GRENADE - Towed in continuation of submarine support duties. His next posting was to the submarine depot ship HMS Medway at Alexandria, Egypt, where, beside his torpedo duties, he was frequently involved in rendering enemy ordnance safe. HMS Manchester was a Town-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the late 1930s, one of three ships in the Gloucester subclass. into Reserve. took part in the Visits for service at Malta in support of 1st Beirut. HMS Medway (shore establishment) , were submarine base shore establishments in the … damage when oil fuel caught fire on Ship, by and formatting is required,