H.M.S. Aquarius (1900)

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H.M.S. Aquarius (1900)
Pendant Number: N.13 (1914)
N.06 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Austin[2]
Launched: 25 Sep, 1900[3]
Sold: 14 May, 1920[4]

H.M.S. Aquarius was the former S. S. Hampstead, purchased in 1902 as a distillery vessel and converted into a depot ship.

Service

Aquarius completed conversion into a depot ship in June, 1907. She served the Eighth Destroyer Flotilla in the Forth in 1914-15 and then submarines in the Mediterranean in 1915. She finished the war as a water carrier and depot ship in the Mediterranean,[5] paying off at Chatham on 17 February, 1920.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 293.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 278.
  8. Hamilton-Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/137/149. f. 152.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 278.
  10. Hamilton-Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/137/149. f. 152.
  11. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  12. Kiddle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/207. f. 236.
  13. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 278.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391j.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 727.

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).