H.M.S. Berwick (1902)

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H.M.S. Berwick (1902)
Pendant Number: 36 (1914)
P.74 (Sep 1915)
P.08 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Beardmore, Dalmuir[2]
Ordered: 1900-01 Programme[3]
Laid down: 19 Apr, 1901[4]
Launched: 1902[5]
Commissioned: 9 Dec, 1903[6]
Sold: 1920[7]

H.M.S. Berwick was one of ten armoured cruisers of the Monmouth Class completed between 1903 and 1904.

There was also a heavy cruiser Berwick launched in the 1920s.

Construction & Launch

Berwick was laid down at Beardmore's on 19 April, 1901.[8] She was launched on Saturday, 20 September, 1902. The Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire, Lord Binning, was to have attended but was on active military duty at the time. Berwick was launched and named by Lady Houstoun-Boswall.[9]

Service

She commissioned for service with the Cruiser Squadron at Portsmouth on 9 December, 1903 under Captain Charles Holcombe Dare with the paid-off crew of the cruiser Sutlej.[10]

Home ported in Devonport, in mid-1913 she was serving in the Third Cruiser Squadron.[11]

She was recommissioned on 18 October, 1918.[12]

In August, 1919, she was one of four cruisers placed under the command of Captain Francis Wade Caulfeild under the oversight of the Rear-Admiral commanding the Devonport Reserve.[13]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Officers

H.M.S. Berwick (Dev.)
As of December, 1918.[45]
Rank Name Appointed
Captain Robert Gordon Douglas Dewar 22 October, 1918
Commander Charles Herbert Neill James 30 September, 1918
Lieutenant (N) Henry William Lane Joynt Mowbray Jackson 16 September, 1918
Lieutenant Basil Ashby Taylor 18 October, 1918
Lieutenant, R.N.R. Thomas Henry Coughtrey, D.S.C. 25 October, 1918
Lieutenant, R.N.R. Arthur Stanley Thomas 25 October, 1918
Lieutenant, R.N.R. Edward Doody
Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Oswald Cecil David Dallas 9 January, 1918
Temporary Engineer Lieutenant Hugh Allan Montgomery Douglas 27 July, 1917
Temporary Engineer Lieutenant Charles Henry Stubbings 30 March, 1917
Temporary Engineer Lieutenant William James Russell Ross 28 September, 1918
Captain, R.M. Edwin John Williams 25 October, 1918
Chaplain Hubert Frank Foley (Acting) 25 October, 1918
Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander Marcus Blake (Acting) 25 October, 1918
Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Morton Vincent Smith 25 October, 1918
Surgeon Lieutenant Algernon Randolph Upton 25 October, 1918
Acting Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.R. Andrew MacKellar 25 October, 1918
Mate (T) George Mervyn Allchin 5 February, 1917
Mate (G) William McEver — September, 1918
Mate William Hugh Moloney (Acting) 25 October, 1918
Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.R. Amand James Cyril Mascard 25 October, 1918
Chief Gunner David Burnett-Herkes 28 June, 1918
Gunner Alfred Edward Beard 7 November, 1918
Boatswain William Harris Riddells 23 March, 1917
Boatswain William Henry Phillips 25 October, 1918
Warrant Shipwright Alfred Richard Tink 29 May, 1916
Artificer Engineer Charles Porteous 17 March, 1916
Artificer Engineer Herbert Pullen 18 September, 1918
Warrant Engineer, R.N.R. Alexander Telford 27 July, 1917
Warrant Mechanician William John Lewin (Acting) 4 October, 1918
Warrant Schoolmaster Percival Frank Radford Hardy (Acting) 15 November, 1918
Midshipman, R.N.R. Frank Tester — October, 1918

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 42.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 70.
  8. Navy Estimates for the Year 1902-1903. p. 214.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 22 September, 1902. Issue 36879, col B, p. 8.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 10 December, 1903. Issue 37260, col A, p. 5.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 284.
  12. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  13. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 283.
  15. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  16. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  17. Hood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114.
  18. Hood Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 114.
  19. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 3 August, 1907. Issue 38402, col D, p. 6.
  20. Clinton-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 394.
  21. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  22. Nicholson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 214.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 284.
  24. Hibbert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 309/624.
  25. Hibbert Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 309/624.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 285.
  27. Clinton-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 394.
  28. Clinton-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 394.
  29. Williamson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 22.
  30. Williamson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 22.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391s.
  32. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  33. Wray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 400.
  34. Foot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 196.
  35. Stapleton-Cotton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/411. f. 411.
  36. Stapleton-Cotton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/411. f. 411.
  37. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  38. The Navy List. (June, 1919). pp. 740-741.
  39. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  40. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 740.
  41. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  42. Caulfeild Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 255.
  43. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  44. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  45. The Navy List. (December, 1918). pp. 740-741.

Bibliography

  • Navy Estimates for the Year 1902-1903, with Explanation of Differences (1902). London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationary Office by Wyman and Sons, Limited.
  • 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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