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brp

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Ship Movements/Log
« on: 21 November 2022 12:38:27 am »

Wondering whether anyone can help or send me in the right direction. I am trying to find the movements or ships logs for HMS Shropshire and Cornwall but when searching www.naval-history.net they only show movements from 1939.
I am after movements as follows, but most particularly any visits to Gibraltar within these times:
Shropshire- 29th November 1934-25th December 1935.
Cornwall- 29th November 1937-16th March 1939
Any/all input very gratefully accepted.
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Ship Movements/Log
« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2022 09:03:11 am »



Movements extracted from : Fleet Air Arm, Aircraft, Units and Ships 1920 1939 by Sturtivant and Crown

SHROPSHIRE
In November 1934 at Sheerness
Dec Portsmouth; sailed 20 Dec
24 Dec 28 Jan 1935 at Gibraltar
1 28 Feb Malta
4 Mar 8 Apr Gibraltar
12 29 Apr Malta
3 10 May Limassol, Cyprus
13 May 1 Jun Malta
6 Jun arr Portsmouth
7 Jun arr Sheerness
10 Jul sailed Sheerness
12 19 Jul Spithead / Portland
23 27 Jul Gibraltar
31 Jul 29 Aug Malta
9 15 Nov Alexandria, Egypt
17 23 Nov Malta
25 Nov 15 Mar 1936 Alexandria


CORNWALL
 
Nov 1937 at Chatham; sailed 17 Dec
18 Dec 1 Feb 1938 Portsmouth; sailed 2 Feb
6 8 Feb Gibraltar
10 11 Feb Palma, Majorca
16 Feb 2 Mar St Tropez, France
2 8 Mar Menton, France
9 10 Mar Marseilles
12 25 Mar Gibraltar
29 Mar 10 May - Plymouth
11 26 May Lamlash / Clyde
27  May 8 Jun Milford Haven
9 14 Jun Torbay
14 Jun 11 Jul Portland
11 18 Jul Deal
19 21 Jul Rosyth
23 Jul 6 Sep Devonport
8 12 Sep Oban
15 Sep Plymouth
18 24 Sep Invergordon
24 Sep 10 Oct Scapa Flow
11 Oct 14 Nov Rosyth
17 Nov 8 Mar 1939 Portsmouth
9 23 Mar Sheerness/ Chatham
 


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Re: Ship Movements/Log
« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2022 09:30:09 am »

Wow! Thank you so much. I had nearly given up hope of ever tracing this information. You're a saviour since I would never have thought to investigate that broadly.
My final question on this for anyone is whether it is possible to ascertain whether Admiral Sir Roger Backhouse visited either of these ships whilst they were docked in Gibraltar? A very long shot I understand, but it seems as though there are some real experts on this site.
Thank you again sir.
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