H.M.S. Black Prince (1904)

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H.M.S. Black Prince (1904)
Pendant Number: 65 (1914)[1]
Builder: Thames Iron Works, Blackwall[2]
Ordered: 1902-03 Programme[3]
Laid down: 3 Jun, 1903[4]
Launched: 8 Nov, 1904[5]
Commissioned: 17 Mar, 1906[6]
Sunk: 31 May, 1916[7]
Fate: Lost with all hands


Service

Black Prince had her nucleus crew completed to full complement at Chatham Dockyard on 27 March, 1906, for service in the Second Cruiser Squadron.[8]

As part of the Channel Fleet, Black Prince started a refit on 29 February 1908. She was due to emerge on 29 April.[9]

Recommissioned at Portsmouth on 23 April 1912, by mid-1913 she was part of the First Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean.[10]

Radio

In mid-1913, it was decided to purchase a Type 9 Cruiser Auxiliary set for her.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 44.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  7. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 72.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 March, 1906. Issue 37979, col D, p. 10.
  9. Report from Charles Beresford dated 18 April 1908 in Naval Policy - Strategy - Tactics: Miscellaneous papers from Private Office received by record office at The National Archives. ADM 116/942, unnumbered folio halfway within series. p. 1.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 284.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. W/T Appendix, p. 13.
  12. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  13. Currey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 36.
  14. Which one?
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 284.
  16. Purefoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 617.
  17. Purefoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 617.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 284.
  19. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 1 December, 1908. Issue 38818, col E, p. 6.
  20. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 74.
  21. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 December, 1910. Issue 39458, col A, p. 8.
  22. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  23. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  24. Luard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 313.
  25. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 284.
  26. Luard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 313.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 283.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 283.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392k.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392k.
  31. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 204.
  32. Bonham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 295.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

See Also


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