Launch of Ajax at Barrow - 1st March 1934
Ajax at Barrow
Leaving Portsmouth on 11th June 1935 having been Commissioned 15th April 1935
Synopsis of First Commission
Coronation Day King George VI
Trinidad - 12th May 1937
The whole of the First Commission is recorded in a book called"Grippo" - The Voyage of Ajax 1935~37 A Record of the First Commission of H.M.S. Ajax, April 1935 - August 1937, on the Mediterranean and America and West Indies Stations.
Grippo was a shibboteth (password) of the Ajax and refers to getting a free meal or similar ashore.
The book can be viewed at the following links: