H.M.S. Ark Royal (1914)

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H.M.S. Ark Royal (1914)
Pendant Number: N.80 (1914)
N.07 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Blyth Shipbuilding[2]
Purchased: May, 1914[3]
Laid down: 7 Nov, 1913[4]
Launched: 5 Sep, 1914[5]
Completed: Dec, 1914[6]
Commissioned: Dec, 1914[7]
Sold: 1946[8]

H.M.S. Ark Royal was under construction as a tramp when acquired by the Royal Navy for conversion to a seaplane carrier, entering service at the end of 1914.

Service

Ark Royal was re-commissioned on 13 December 1923 at Chatham as part of the Reserve Fleet.[9]

She re-commissioned at Chatham on 1 April, 1928 to join the Reserve Fleet.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 65.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 64.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 216.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392e.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391k.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391k.
  14. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 728.
  16. Waterer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/380. f. 429.
  17. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  18. The Navy List. (September, 1920). p. 728.
  19. Ship returned to England according to Log Book
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 725.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 216.
  22. Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 216.
  24. Wood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  25. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 511.
  26. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 511.
  27. Barrow Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/444. f. 511.
  28. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  29. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  30. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  31. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  32. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  33. Bate Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/180. f. 585.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  35. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  36. Abbay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/338. f. ?.
  37. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.
  38. Perryman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/117. f. 125.

Bibliography

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Through-Deck Carriers
Eagle Hermes
Kite Balloon Ships
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