H.M.S. Agamemnon (1906)

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H.M.S. Agamemnon (1906)
Pendant Number: 01 (1914)
03 (Jan-Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Ordered: 1904-05 Estimates[3]
Laid down: 15 May, 1905[4]
Launched: 23 Jun, 1906[5]
Commissioned: 25 Jun, 1908[6]
Sold: 24 Jan, 1927[7]
Fate: Scrapped

H.M.S. Agamemnon was one of two pre-Dreadnought battleships in her class, and though designed before the transformative Dreadnought, she was completed after her, in 1908.

Service

Upon commissioning in June, 1908, she joined The Nore Division of Home Fleet. After recommissioning at Chatham on 27 September, 1910, she worked with the Second Battle Squadron.[8]

On 7 August, 1914 when she joined the Channel Fleet's Fifth Battle Squadron, operating out of Portland and Sheerness.[9]

Agamemnon recommissioned at Chatham on 19 February, 1913.[10]

She paid off 20 March, 1919.[11]

Re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 17 March, 1924 for service with the Atlantic Fleet.

Radio

At the end of 1909, she was to receive one of eleven Short Distance Radio Sets, to be installed at her next refit behind armour near the fore bridge, intended to supplant flag signaling.[12] In mid-1913, this gear was redesignated as Type 3.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 40.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 40.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  6. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 332.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 31.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1912). pp. 274-5.
  9. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 332.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 274.
  11. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 725.
  12. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1909. Wireless Appendix, p. 25.
  13. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 306 of 20 June, 1913.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 273.
  15. Carden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 186.
  16. Carden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 186.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 273.
  18. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  19. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  20. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  22. Pears Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 86.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 274.
  24. Hayes-Sadler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 44.
  25. Hayes-Sadler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 44.
  26. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 391d.
  28. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  29. Dumas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 500.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391d.
  31. Dumas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 500.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 725.
  33. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  34. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  35. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 214.
  37. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/103. f. 103.
  38. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 214.


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