H.M.S. Apollo (1891)

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H.M.S. Apollo (1891)
Pendant Number: N.36 (1914)
N.05 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 27 May, 1889[3]
Launched: 10 Feb, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 1892[5]
Sold: 1920[6]

H.M.S. Apollo was one of 21 Apollo class second-class cruisers completed in the early to mid 1890s.

Service

After some delays owing to late delivery of machinery, Apollo was launched at Chatham Dockyard amidst distinguished company that included the Earl and Countess of Glasgow, the Countess of Darnley and Lady Blythe, Commander in Chief at the Nore Vice-Admiral C. T. Curme, and Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard Rear-Admiral Edward Kelly. The moment of launching was delayed slightly as a sufficiently high tide took its time, but she slid out of the slip into the Medway when the Countess of Glasgow broke a bottle of wine on her (the cruiser's) end.[7]

She commissioned at Chatham on 4 August 1909. In mid-1913, she was in Second Fleet in the Minelayer Squadron.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 11, 1891; pg. 9; Issue 33245.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 11, 1891; pg. 9; Issue 33245.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 11, 1891; pg. 9; Issue 33245.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 279.
  9. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 16, 1892; pg. 17; Issue 33692.
  10. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  11. Primrose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/257. f. 1061.
  12. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 375.
  13. Tillard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 375.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 226.
  15. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/250. f. 248.
  16. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  17. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  18. Walter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/264. f. 310.
  19. Walter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/264. f. 310.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 278.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 279.
  22. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 280.
  24. Arnold-Forster Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/166. f. 186.
  25. Petre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/434. f. 485.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392c.
  27. Petre Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/434. f. 485.
  28. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 730.

See Also

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