Annual Manoeuvres of 1894

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The Royal Navy's Annual Manoeuvres of 1894

Order of Battle

The ships to be called up at Portsmouth especially for the manoeuvres in July were to include: Royal Oak, Naiad, Latona, Intrepid, Iphigenia, Indefatigable, Iris, Calliope and Rattlesnake.[1]

A complete roster of ships with their appointed captains appeared in The Times on 12 July,[2] and their organization appeared as follows on 18 July, the official date of the appointments.[3]

Red Side
Vice-Admiral Robert O'B FitzRoy
Blue Side
Rear-Admiral Edward H. Seymour
"A" Fleet "B" Fleet "C" Fleet "D" Fleet
Vice-Admiral FitzRoy Rear-Admiral A. T. Dale Rear-Admiral Seymour Rear-Admiral E. C. Drummond
Assembled at Portland
and Falmouth
Assembled at Berehaven Assembled at Torbay
and Queenstown
Assembled at Milford Haven
and The Shannon
Group (1)
Royal Sovereign
Resolution
Devastation
Blenheim
Endymion
Bonaventure
Empress of India
Repulse
Conqueror
Astræa
Gibraltar
Theseus
Alexandra
Barfleur
Benbow
Inflexible
Colossus
Edinburgh
St. George
Warspite
Aurora
Galatea
Australia
Group (2)
Brilliant
Sappho
Scylla
Terpsichore
Thetis
Rainbow
Latona
Andromache
Medea
Medusa
Pearl
Barossa
Mersey
Melampus
Tribune
Intrepid
Iphigenia
Indefatigable
Pique
Sybille
Naiad
Apollo
Group (3)
Speedy
Circe
Renard
Seagull
Speedwell
Antelope
Rattlesnake
Spider
Havock
Hornet
Alarm
Onyx
Sheldrake
Gossamer
Niger
Jason
Leda
Hebe
Jaseur
Salamander
Torpedoboats, etc
Assembled at Portland and Belfast,
stationed at Belfast
divisional leaders marked by *
Torpedoboats, etc
Assembled at Falmouth & named stations
divisional leaders marked by *
Special Service Vessel: Rupert Holyhead Division: Curlew, T.B. 50, T.B. 59, T.B. 60*
T.B. Division 1: T.B. 45, T.B. 52, T.B. 53* Waterford Division: Traveller, T.B. 26, T.B. 27, T.B. 93*
T.B. Division 2: T.B. 80*, T.B. 85, T.B. 87 Kingstown Division: Magnet, T.B. 66, T.B. 77, T.B. 79*
  Milford Haven Division: Bullfrog, T.B. 64, T.B. 65, T.B. 67*
Queenstown Division: Basilisk, T.B. 81*, T.B. 83, T.B. 84
Piel Division: Trent, T.B. 72*, T.B. 73, T.B. 74

Outcome

Stories on the manoeuvres also appeared in The Times on the 18th of July[4] and the 20th.[5]

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 08, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34285.
  2. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 12, 1894, Issue 34314, p.10.
  3. "The Naval Manoeuvres of 1894." The Times (London, England), July 18, 1894, Issue 34319, p.13.
  4. "The Naval Manoeuvres of 1894." The Times (London, England), July 18, 1894, Issue 34319, p.13.
  5. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 20, 1894, Issue 34321, p.12.


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