H.M.S. Andromeda (1897)

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H.M.S. Andromeda (1897)
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard[1]
Ordered: 1895-96 Programme[2]
Laid down: 2 Dec, 1895[3]
Launched: 30 Apr, 1897[4]
Commissioned: 5 Sep, 1899[5]
Sold: Aug, 1956[6]

H.M.S. Andromeda was one of eight Diadem class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy around the turn of the century.

She was converted to a training ship in 1913 and renamed Powerful II on 23 September.

In November, 1919, she was renamed Impregnable II

On 20 January, 1931, she was renamed Defiance and became part of the torpedo school.

There was a sloop launched in 1917 that took on the name Andromeda.

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 323.
  7. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 89?
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 223.
  9. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 89?
  10. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 467.
  11. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  12. Cradock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 89.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 224.
  14. Cradock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 89.
  15. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  16. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 276-7.
  18. Ommanney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 153.
  19. Ommanney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 153.
  20. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 July, 1906. Issue 38071, col E, p. 12.
  21. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/503. f. 1228.
  22. Stileman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/503. f. 1228.
  23. Singer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 220.
  24. Singer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 220.
  25. Gaunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 161.
  26. Gaunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 161.
  27. Maclachlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  28. Underhill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 480.
  29. Underhill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 480.
  30. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  31. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  32. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.
  33. Fyler Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/155. f. 182.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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