H.M.S. Alacrity (1885)

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H.M.S. Alacrity (1885)
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow[1]
Laid down: 14 Feb, 1884[2]
Launched: 28 Feb, 1885[3]
Completed: 22 Jun, 1886[4]
Sold: 1913[5]
H.M.S. Alacrity was one of two Surprise Class third class protected cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

She re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 18 February, 1890.[6]

Arrived at Singapore in early December, 1896 in company with Centurion, the T.B.Ds. Handy and Hart and the torpedo cruiser Porpoise.[7]

She re-commissioned at Hong Kong on 20 September, 1906.[8]

On 8 October, 1911, she replaced Minotaur as Vice-Admiral Alfred Leigh Winsloe's flagship on the China Station, but handed back the role on 5 March, 1912. She was again flagship from 1 April to 19 September, 1912.[9]

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 80.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 80.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 80.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 80.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 80.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 196.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 02, 1896; pg. 12; Issue 35063.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1908). p. 274.
  9. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 193.
  11. Adair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 175.
  12. Adair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 175.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 197.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 221.
  15. Login Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 298.
  16. Login Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 298.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 221.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 221.
  19. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  20. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 49.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 273.
  22. Harbord-Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. ?.
  23. Harbord-Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1908). p. 274.
  25. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  26. Leatham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 147.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 274.
  28. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  29. Fuller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 460.
  30. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  32. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  33. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 275.

Bibliography


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