Devonport Royal Dockyard

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Devonport was building warships from late in the 18th century, and Royal Oak was its last battleship.[1]

Admirals Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard

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Deputy Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard

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Captains of the Dockyard

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Assistants to Captain of the Dockyard

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King's Harbour Master

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Shipbuilding

Ship Type Launched Fate
H.M.S. Dryad wooden screw sloop 25 Sep, 1866 Sold 1885
H.M.S. Thetis corvette 26 Oct, 1871 Sold 1887
H.M.S. Amethyst corvette 19 Apr, 1873 Sold 1887
H.M.S. Modeste corvette 23 May, 1873 Sold 1888
H.M.S. Sapphire corvette 24 Sep, 1874 Sold 1892
H.M.S. Pelican composite screw sloop 26 Apr, 1877 Sold 1901
H.M.S. Dragon composite screw sloop 30 May, 1878 Sold 1892
H.M.S. Pegasus composite screw sloop 13 Jun, 1878 Sold 1892
H.M.S. Phoenix composite screw sloop 16 Sep, 1879 Wrecked 1882
H.M.S. Miranda composite screw sloop 30 Sep, 1879 Sold 1892
H.M.S. Mutine composite screw sloop 20 Jul, 1880 Sold 1921
H.M.S. Espiegle composite screw sloop 3 Aug, 1880 Sold 1921
H.M.S. Heroine corvette 3 Dec, 1881 Sold 1902
H.M.S. Hyacinth corvette 20 Dec, 1881 Sold 1902
H.M.S. Royalist corvette 7 Mar, 1883 Transferred 19 Feb, 1923
H.M.S. Rapid corvette 21 Mar, 1883 Sold 1948
H.M.S. Reindeer screw sloop 14 Nov, 1883 Sold 1924
H.M.S. Mariner screw sloop 23 Jun, 1884 Sold 1929
H.M.S. Racer screw sloop 6 Aug, 1884 Sold 1928
H.M.S. Icarus screw sloop 27 Jul, 1885 Sold 1903
H.M.S. Curlew gunvessel 23 Oct, 1885 Sold 1906
H.M.S. Landrail gunvessel 19 Jan, 1886 Expended 4 Oct, 1906
H.M.S. Serpent torpedo cruiser 10 Mar, 1887 Wrecked 10 Nov, 1890
H.M.S. Racoon torpedo cruiser 6 May, 1887 Sold 1905
H.M.S. Sandfly torpedo gunboat 20 Sep, 1887 Sold 1905
H.M.S. Spider torpedo gunboat 17 Oct, 1887 Sold 1903
H.M.S. Pheasant gunboat 10 Apr, 1888 Sold 15 May, 1906
H.M.S. Partridge gunboat 10 May, 1888 Sold 1909
H.M.S. Sharpshooter torpedo gunboat 30 Nov, 1888 Hulked 1904
H.M.S. Spanker torpedo gunboat 27 Feb, 1889 Sold 20 Mar, 1920
H.M.S. Speedwell torpedo gunboat 15 Mar, 1889 Sold 20 Mar, 1920
H.M.S. Lapwing gunboat 12 Apr, 1889 Sold 10 Nov, 1910
H.M.S. Ringdove gunboat 30 Apr, 1889 Sold 22 Jan, 1920
H.M.S. Phoebe third class protected cruiser 1 Jul, 1890 Sold 1906
H.M.S. Philomel third class protected cruiser 28 Aug, 1890 Scuttled 1949
H.M.S. Edgar first class protected cruiser 24 Nov, 1890 Sold 9 May, 1921
H.M.S. Æolus second class protected cruiser 13 Nov, 1891 1914
H.M.S. Bonaventure second class protected cruiser 2 Dec, 1892 Sold 12 Apr, 1920
H.M.S. Astræa second class protected cruiser 17 Mar, 1893 Sold 1 Jul, 1920
H.M.S. Antelope torpedo gunboat 12 Jul, 1893 Sold 27 May, 1919
H.M.S. Hermione second class protected cruiser 7 Nov, 1893 Sold 25 Oct, 1921
H.M.S. Harrier torpedo gunboat 20 Feb, 1894 Sold 23 Feb, 1920
H.M.S. Halcyon torpedo gunboat 6 Apr, 1894 Sold 6 Nov, 1919
H.M.S. Hussar torpedo gunboat 3 Jul, 1894 Sold 13 Jul, 1921
H.M.S. Talbot second class protected cruiser 25 Apr, 1895 Sold 6 Dec, 1921
H.M.S. Phoenix screw sloop 25 Apr, 1895 Capsized 18 Sep, 1906
H.M.S. Algerine screw sloop 6 Jun, 1895 Sold 1919
H.M.S. Arrogant second class protected cruiser 26 May, 1896 Sold 13 Nov, 1923
H.M.S. Furious second class protected cruiser 3 Dec, 1896 Sold May, 1923
H.M.S. Ocean pre-dreadnought 5 Jul, 1898 Mined 18 Mar, 1915
H.M.S. Psyche third class protected cruiser 19 Jul, 1898 Sold Jun, 1922
H.M.S. Implacable pre-dreadnought 11 Mar, 1899 Sold 8 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Bulwark pre-dreadnought 18 Oct, 1899 Exploded 26 Nov, 1914
H.M.S. Montagu pre-dreadnought 5 Mar, 1901 Wrecked 30 May, 1906
H.M.S. Queen pre-dreadnought 8 Mar, 1902 Sold 4 Nov, 1920
H.M.S. Encounter second class protected cruiser 18 Jun, 1902 to R.A.N. Jul, 1912
H.M.S. King Edward VII pre-dreadnought 23 Jul, 1903 Mined 6 Jan, 1916
H.M.S. Hibernia pre-dreadnought 17 Jun, 1905 Sold 8 Nov, 1921
H.M.S. Minotaur armoured cruiser 6 Jun, 1906 Sold 12 Apr, 1920
H.M.S. Temeraire dreadnought 24 Aug, 1907 Sold 7 Dec, 1921
H.M.S. Collingwood dreadnought 7 Nov, 1908 Sold 12 Dec, 1922
H.M.S. Indefatigable battlecruiser 28 Oct, 1909 Sunk 31 May, 1916
H.M.S. Lion battlecruiser 6 Aug, 1910 Sold 31 Jan, 1924
H.M.S. Centurion dreadnought 18 Nov, 1911 Scuttled 9 Jun, 1944
H.M.S. Marlborough dreadnought 24 Oct, 1912 Sold 27 Jun, 1932
H.M.S. Aurora light cruiser 30 Sep, 1913 Sold Aug, 1927
H.M.S. Warspite dreadnought 26 Nov, 1913 Wrecked 23 Apr, 1947
H.M.S. Royal Oak dreadnought 17 Nov, 1914 Torpedoed 14 Oct, 1939
H.M.S. J 5 submarine 9 Sep, 1915 to Australia 25 Mar, 1919
H.M.S. J 6 submarine 9 Sep, 1915 Sunk 15 Oct, 1918
H.M.S. K 6 submarine 31 May, 1916 Sold Jul, 1926
H.M.S. K 7 submarine 31 May, 1916 Sold Sep, 1921
H.M.S. J 7 submarine 21 Feb, 1917 Sold Nov, 1929
H.M.S. Frobisher cruiser 20 Mar, 1920 Sold 26 Mar, 1949
H.M.S. Cornwall heavy cruiser 11 Mar, 1926 Sunk 5 May, 1942
H.M.S. Devonshire heavy cruiser 22 Oct, 1927 Broken up 1954
H.M.S. Exeter heavy cruiser 18 Jul, 1929 Sunk 1 Mar, 1942
H.M.S. Hastings sloop 10 Apr, 1930 Broken up 1946
H.M.S. Penzance sloop 10 Apr, 1930 Torpedoed 24 Aug, 1940
H.M.S. Fowey sloop 4 Nov, 1930 Sold 1946
H.M.S. Bideford sloop 1 Apr, 1931 Broken up 1949
H.M.S. Leander light cruiser 24 Sep, 1931 Broken up 1949
H.M.S. Falmouth sloop 19 Apr, 1932 Broken up 1968
H.M.S. Milford sloop 11 Jun, 1932 Broken up 1949
H.M.S. Weston sloop 23 Jul, 1932 Broken up 1947
H.M.S. Orion light cruiser 24 Nov, 1932 Broken up 1949
H.M.A.S. Hobart light cruiser 9 Oct, 1934 Broken up 1962
H.M.S. Birmingham light cruiser 1 Sep, 1936 Broken up 1960
H.M.S. Gloucester light cruiser 19 Oct, 1937 Sunk 22 May, 1941

Footnotes

  1. Burt. British Battleships of World War One. p. 9.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 July, 1885. Issue 31497, col C, p. 6.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 355.
  4. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  5. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  6. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  7. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  8. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  9. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 July, 1902. Issue 36816, col C, p. 10.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 March, 1906. Issue 37963, col A, p. 10.
  12. Barlow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 31.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 21 February, 1908. Issue 38575, col E, p. 7.
  14. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 14 September, 1910. Issue 39377, col D, p. 7.
  16. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1251.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 12 December, 1913. Issue 40393, col E, p. 6.
  18. Mundy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 920.
  19. Mundy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 920.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 556.
  21. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  22. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  23. "Flag Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. 1 September, 1919. Issue 42193, col F, p. 16.
  24. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  25. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  26. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. Book 5, p. 267.
  27. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. Book 5, p. 267.
  28. Backhouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 206.
  29. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  30. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  31. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. n Unnumbered folio.
  32. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  33. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  34. Horsley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 44.
  35. Ommanney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 153.
  36. Ommanney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 153.
  37. Tuke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 637.
  38. Tuke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 637.
  39. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  40. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  41. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 207.
  42. Nicholas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 207.
  43. Alderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 455.
  44. Alderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 455.
  45. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  46. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  47. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  48. Taylor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 438.
  49. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  50. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  51. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  52. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  53. Kekewich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/340. f. 343.
  54. Kekewich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/340. f. 343.
  55. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  56. Beckett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/100. f. 100.
  57. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.
  58. Mackworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/53. f. 53.

See Also

  • Plan of Dockyard at GWPDA.org
  • Burt, R. A. (1986). British Battleships of World War One. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Clowes, Sir Wm. Laird (1903). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. Vol. VII. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited.