H.M.S. Anson (1886)

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H.M.S. Anson (1886)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 24 Apr, 1883[2]
Launched: 17 Feb, 1886[3]
Commissioned: May, 1889[4]
Sold: 13 Jul, 1909
Fate: Scrapped

Completed in 1889, H.M.S. Anson was one of six "Admiral" class battleships.

Construction

Three of her 13.5" guns arrived from Woolwich in the steamer Stanley on 18 February, 1889, and were installed at Portsmouth on 19 February. The fourth big gun was carried in the War Department steamer Hartington.[5]

Service

Anson commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 May, 1889. In 1891, she was serving as the second flagship in the Channel Squadron.[6]

Radio

In 1901, while serving in the Reserve Squadron, she had or was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence." The Times. 20 February, 1889. p. 12.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 198.
  7. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 198.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 198.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 198.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 198.
  12. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 224.
  14. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  15. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 459.
  16. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 459.
  17. Galloway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 499.
  18. Galloway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 139/276.

Bibliography


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