Diomede HMS Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Danae-class Cruiser Built 1922 Built In Barrow-in-Furness Tonnage 4850 Built By Vickers-Armstrong Demise sold for scrap in 1946 VoyagesView Full List Description HMS Diomede was a Danae-class cruiser of the Royal Navy. Constructed at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, she was constructed too late to take part in World War I and was consequently completed at the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth. Between the wars, she served on the China Station, Pacific waters, East Indies Waters and from 1936 onwards, in reserve. In World War II she performed four years of arduous war duty, during which time she captured the German blockade runner Idarwald. Between 22 July 1942 and 24 September 1943 she was converted to a training ship at Rosyth Dockyard. In 1945 she was placed in reserve and scrapped a year later. Media Upload Media Sources Reference Logs Location National Archives, New Zealand, Series 43 Reference South Australian Maritime Museum, on authorisation from Catherine/Amy Publisher Michael Kelleher Location SAMM Author Michael Kelleher Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.