HMS Bedivere (DD-486)

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HMS Bedivere (DD-486) is a Roland-class Destroyer presently in the Active Reserve fleet.

History

Bedivere was first brought into commission on 02 April 2012 under the command of then-LCDR Eric Schulman, by order of BuShips[1]. This ship was the second ship ever to be commissioned in First Fleet, based out of Washington, DC. It was originally HMLAC Zwicky (LAC-003), named after Fritz Zwitcky an astronomer, but quickly got a few more members in half a month to become a destroyer. The ship probably only attended Shore Leave before it upgraded up to HMS Artegal on 12 July 2012, and put into the Active Reserves.

However, it didn't stay vacant for long. It was recommissioned on 04 September 2012[2], under the command of then-LCDR Christopher Beilby, upgrading the HMLAC Grimalkin in Santa Ana, California out in Tenth Fleet. The ship remained in place for almost two years before they were able to upgrade to HMS Merlin on 19 July 2014.

Bedivere was recommissioned on 23 December 2014[3], when crew from HMS Tisiphone broke away to form a chapter in Lincoln, Nebraska. CDR Matthew Parker took command of this ship in Sixth Fleet, but it didn't stay long, as they quickly upgraded to HMS Aegis by 25 March 2015.

It finally returned to familiar space on 28 November 2015[4], recommissioned in Tenth Fleet just south of its previous mooring in San Diego, California. LCDR Timothy Simpson took command of the new ship as it became part of Task Force 91.1.

Bedivere was returned to the Active Reserve Fleet on 18 June 2018, when her crew transferred to the recommissioned HMS Avalon.

Commanding Officers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 LCDR Eric Schulman 02 April 2012 12 July 2012
2 LCDR Christopher Beilby 04 September 2012 19 July 2014
3 CDR Matthew Parker 23 December 2014 25 March 2015
4 LCDR Timothy Simpson 28 November 2015 18 June 2018

Crew Lineage

  • 18 October 2015: Launched as HMLAC Grimalkin
  • 28 November 2015: Upgrade (Recommission) to HMS Bedivere (DD-486).

Command Staff

  • Commanding Officer: LCDR Sir Timothy Simpson, KDE
  • Executive Officer: LTSG Bill West
  • Ship's Bosun: CPO Kyle Joynt

Ship's Orders

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Ship's Orders are subordinate to, and expand upon or amplify Admiralty Orders, Naval Directives, and Eighth Fleet Orders. They are applicable to Reuben James operations and personnel.

Order No. Effective Date Subject Status
HMS Eponymous Ship's Order 1608-24 24 August 2016 Placeholder for Ship Orders

References

  1. BuShips Directive 1204-01
  2. BuShips Directive 1209-03
  3. BuShips Directive 1412-02
  4. BuShips Directive 1511-18

See Also

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Roland (DD) Barbarosa - Roland (lead) - Galahad - Tristram - Ivanhoe
Gawain - Gaheris - Kay - Bedivere - Lionheart - Saladin
Yamamoto Date - Reuben James
Wolfhound (DD) Wolfhound (lead) - Hellhound
Grayson Space Navy
Apostle (DD) Matthias
Jacob (DD) Reuben
Joshua (DD) Joshua (lead) - Albion - Mercy