H.M.S. Bacchante (1901)

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H.M.S. Bacchante (1901)
Pendant Number: N.39 (1914)
N.09 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Ordered: 1897-98 Programme[3]
Laid down: 15 Feb, 1899[4]
Launched: 21 Feb, 1901[5]
Commissioned: 25 Nov, 1902[6]
Sold: 1 Jul, 1920[7]
Fate: Scrapped

Service

Bacchante was commissioned at Chatham by Captain Frederic E. E. Brock with a complement of 745 officers and men to replace Andromeda as flagship of Sir Baldwin W. Walker, Bart., commanding the Mediterranean Cruiser Squadron.[8]

She recommissioned at Chatham on 15 March, 1912.[9]

In mid-July, 1914, the ship was stationed in the Humber as part of a force of four Majestic class battleships and two Cressy class cruisers being sent there.[10]

Torpedoes

In 1904, in a competition to investigate how rapidly submerged tubes could be fired four times sequentially, starting with the tube loaded and the bar out, the ship's crew was able to do this in 3 minute, 3 seconds. The best time was achieved by sister Cressy at 50.75 seconds, though 2:30 was more typical.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 68.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 41.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 November, 1902. Issue 36935, col F, p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 282.
  10. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 140 of 17 July 1914.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 45-7.
  12. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  13. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  14. Cradock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 699.
  15. Cradock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 89.
  16. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  17. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 281.
  19. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  20. Elliott Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/153. ff. 153, 155, 161.
  21. De Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 259.
  22. De Chair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 259.
  23. Prendergast Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 242.
  24. Prendergast Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 242.
  25. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  26. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 281.
  28. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  29. Ruck-Keene Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 451.
  30. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 281.
  32. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  33. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  34. Carpendale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 443.
  35. Asser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/11. f.12.
  36. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 282.
  37. Asser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/11. f.12.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392g.
  39. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  40. Segrave Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 226.
  41. Segrave Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 226.
  42. Armstrong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 160.
  43. Armstrong Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 160.
  44. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 736.
  45. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 January, 1919. Issue 41996, col F, p. 13.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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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