THE ROYAL NAVY October 1932

VESSELS UNDER THE V.A.C. RESERVE FLEET,
SHIPS PAID OFF, ETC.
Vice Admiral W. M. Kerr, CB, CBE
Commander-in-Chief, Reserve Fleet

Flagship - VINDICTIVE (Portsmouth)
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NORE
(in Reserve)
CRUISERS

CAMBRIAN
Capt. C. C. Dobson, VC, DSO
(also, Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, Nore)
CANTERBURY
Cmdr. G. F. W. Wilson, DSO
CALCUTTA
Cmdr. A. W. Brooks, DSO
SCOUT
Lt. Cmdr. W. H. B. Wallace
STURDY
Wt. Eng. W. McC. Livingston
VALKYRIE
Cd. Eng. W. A. Stephenson
TETRARCH
Cd. Eng. A. Cavers
TWIN SCREW MINESWEEPERS

ELGIN
no senior officer listed
LYDD
no senior officer listed
SALTASH
Lt. Cmdr. F. B. Hanson
SALTBURN
no senior officer listed
FLOTILLA LEADERS

SHAKESPEARE
no C. O. listed
MALCOLM
Capt. G. H. Cresswell, DSC
(also, Captain (D), Reserve Fleet, Nore)
SPENSER
Lt. F. Mitchell
ABDIEL
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. R. S. Southin
SLOOPS

SIR HUGO
no officers assigned
LUPIN
Wt. Eng. G. H. Trend
FOXGLOVE
no officers assigned
DRIFTERS

INDIAN SUMMER
no officers assigned
EBBTIDE
Lt. A. Beard

SPECIAL SERVICE VESSEL

ENCHANTRESS
Cmdr. J. Brooke, DSC
CRUISERS

VINDICTIVE (flagship, V.A.C., R.F.)
Capt. C. B. Prickett
FROBISHER
Cmdr. F. S. W. de Winter
CONSTANCE
Cmdr. C. H. Heath-Caldwell, DSC
HAWKINS
Capt. T. S. V. Phillips
WIVERN
Cd. Eng. A. A. Mews
SCIMITAR
Lt. H. F. Atkins
VOLUNTEER
Wt. Eng. E. J. Brown
WHITLEY
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. S. R. Atwood  
SALADIN
Lt. F. W. Thornton
SABRE
Wt. Eng. F. J. Boyland
SIRDAR
Lt. L. J. Fox
VANESSA
Wt. Eng. G. H. Hunt
SESAME
Wt. Eng. R. W. Trevett
THISBE
Wt. Eng. H. J. Pegler
SHIKARI
Wt. Eng. J. W. Tribbeck
WITCH**
Cmdr. L. F. N. Ommanney
WINCHELSEA
Wt. Eng. E. J. R. Kirton-Vaughan
TENEDOS
Wt.. Eng. R. A. Spencer
DEVONPORT
(In Reserve)
Captain C. N. Reyne, Senior Officer
DEPOT SHIP

AMBROSE
Lt. Cmdr. J. Murray
SWALLOW
no officers assigned
TROJAN
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. G. O. Powles
TRUSTY
Cd. Eng. E. C. Bucknall
TURBULENT
no officers assigned
VANITY
no officers assigned
SEAFIRE
Wt. Eng. W. Smith
SENATOR
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. A. S. Bedells
SERENE
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. B. J. Presland
SPINDRIFT
Wt. Eng. R. T. Jones
SPORTIVE
no officers assigned
IRISH WATERS
(Independent commands)
AMAZON
Cmdr. P. H. Calderon
AMBUSCADE
Lt. Cmdr. W. G. Davis
DESTROYERS
THRACIAN
Cd. Eng. R. Haynes
VENTUROUS
no senior officer listed
VENOMOUS
no senior officer listed
WAKEFUL
Lt. V. W. Harvey
VECTIS
Wt. Mech G. Kinchin
VESPER
Lt. C. A. Henwood
VISCOUNT
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. E. M. Broadhurst
VIVIEN
Lt. E. H. O'Brien, MBE
AIRCRAFT CARRIER

ARK ROYAL
Cmdr. C. R. E. W. Perryman, DSC
SUBMARINE

RAINBOW
Lt. Cmdr. T. Yeoman
MONITOR

MARSHAL SOULT
no senior officer listed
NORE
(Paid Off, Etc.)
CRUISER

DESPATCH
Cmdr. H. L. I. Kirkpatrick
DESTROYERS

WRESTLER
Lt. Cmdr. C. N. Brewerd
VALENTINE
Capt. D. W. Boyd
VANQUISHER
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. G. C. R. Ridler
FLOTILLA LEADER

DOUGLAS
Cmdr. S. O. Frew
PORTSMOUTH
(in Reserve)
MONITOR

MINERVA
no officers assigned
BATTLESHIP

CENTURION
Cmdr. G. B. Smith
BATTLE CRUISER

REPULSE
Cmdr. P. L. Neville
DESTROYERS
Commander R. B. Lane
PORTSMOUTH
(Paid Off, etc.)
MONITOR

ROBERTS
no officers assigned
SUBMARINE

L 4
no officers assigned
REPAIR SHIP

ASSISTANCE
no officers assigned
DESTROYER

SERAPIS
no officers assigned
BATTLESHIPS

BARHAM
Lt. C. T. Scrimshaw
ROYAL SOVEREIGN**
Capt. K. E. L. Creighton, MVO
CRUISER

CENTAUR
Eng. Cmdr. E. Iliff
BATTLESHIP

RAMILLES
Cmdr. B. O. Bell-Solter
CRUISERS

COMUS
Capt. C. N. Reyne
CALYPSO
Cmdr. G. D. Lyddeker, OBE, DSC
CAPETOWN
Cmdr. J. N. Pelly
CASTOR
Cmdr. L. G. Ingham
CALEDON
Cmdr. N. Clover
TWIN SCREW MINESWEEPER

CARSTAIRS
Lt. Cmdr. C. C. F. Grey
AIRCRAFT CARRIER

ARGUS
Cmdr. C. C. B. Vacher, DSO
DESTROYERS
Cmdr. D. B. Nicol

STEADFAST
Cd. Mech. T. Lane
SCOTSMAN
Cd. Eng. G. B. Pike
SERAPH
Wt. Eng. R. J. B. Truscott
THANET
Lt. Cmdr. C. V. S. J. Marsden
FLOTILLA LEADERS

BROKE
Cmdr. E. J. Shelley
MONTROSE
Eng. Lt. Cmdr. C. M. S. Kingdon
DEVONPORT
(Paid Off, Etc.)
AIRCRAFT CARRIER

EAGLE
Cmdr. W. E. Parry
DESTROYER

STORMCLOUD
no officers assigned
ROSYTH
(Maintenance Reserve)
DESTROYERS
Commander R. B. Lane
VANSITTART
no officers assigned
VERDUN
no officers assigned
VIOLENT
no officers assigned
WANDERER
Cd. Eng. S. Chambers
WITHERINGTON
no officers assigned
WOLVERINE
Lt. F. J. Stinestreet
** Notes on Reserve Fleet:
1. Though included with the Reserve Fleet at Portsmouth in the Navy List, WITCH apparently commissioned 22 November, 1931 for service with the 8th Flotilla on the China Station and is so listed
elsewhere on this website.
2. Though assigned to the First Battle Squadron with the Mediterranean Fleet, ROYAL SOVEREIGN was undergoing repairs at Portsmouth in October 1932 and was so also listed with the Reserve
Fleet.
3. Many of the officers listed here were not "commanding officers" but the senior officer assigned while the ship was under the control of the V.A.C. Reserve Fleet.