H.M.S. Achilles (1905)

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H.M.S. Achilles (1905)
Pendant Number: 24 (1914)
00 (Jan 1918)
N.03 (Apr, 1918)[1]
Builder: Armstrong, Elswick[2]
Ordered: 1903-04 Programme[3]
Laid down: 22 Feb, 1904[4]
Launched: 17 Jun, 1905[5]
Commissioned: 22 Apr, 1907[6]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[7]
Fate: to Ward, Briton Ferry[8]


Service

On 19 March, 1907, Achilles was manned at Newcastle by a navigating party consisting of the nucleus crew of Andromeda and men from the Sheerness-Chatham barracks, numbering 333 officers and men in all, to begin her machinery acceptance trial.[9]

She recommissioned at Portsmouth on 5 June, 1913.[10]

Achilles paid off at Portsmouth on 31 March, 1919.[11]

Alterations

In October 1914, the ship was to be given 11 Pattern 1582 Electric Radiators to warm cabins whose stoves could not be used for heating them.[12]

An order for a design for a director system for Achilles was issued 22 February, 1915, and an order for its manufacture given 26 August, 1916. Priorities for director fittings were such that it was installed in October, 1918.[13]

Radio

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[14]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 19 March, 1907. Issue 38284, col F, p. 9.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 271.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 722.
  12. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 512 of 16 Oct, 1914.
  13. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. p. 15.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  15. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  16. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 319.
  17. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 272.
  19. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 272.
  21. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  22. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  23. Cay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 66.
  24. Cay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 66.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 391a.
  26. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  27. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391a.
  29. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  30. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  31. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  32. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 722.
  34. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.

Bibliography

See Also


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