H.M.S. Blake (1889)

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H.M.S. Blake (1889)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard [1]
Laid down: Jun, 1888[2]
Launched: 23 Nov, 1889[3]
Commissioned: 2 Feb, 1892[4]
Sold: 9 Jun, 1922[5]

The first class protected cruiser H.M.S. Blake one of two Blake class cruisers completed in the early 1890s. She served as a depot ship in the Great War.

Service

Blake completed her conversion to a depot ship in August of 1907, and re-commissioned at Chatham on 6 August, 1908.[6]

She served the Second Destroyer Flotilla from at least November, 1911.[7]

In September, 1915, her services were divided when she took the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla as a second flotilla under her wing.[8] In November, Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla was briefly added to her roster until Diligence was allocated to meet its needs.[9] In April, 1916, she left the Second Flotilla, as it had been reduced to a nominal strength, and she served until the end of the war with the Eleventh.

In March, 1919, she became depot ship to the new Fifth Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 66.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 285.
  7. March. British Destroyers. p. 160.
  8. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1915). p. 12.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 12.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1919). pp. 11, 21, 22.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 202.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 204.
  13. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  14. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  15. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  16. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  17. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  18. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  19. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 327.
  20. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.
  21. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 345.
  22. De Salis Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 345.
  23. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  24. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  25. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  26. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  27. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  28. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 285.
  29. Lafone Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/156. f. 183.
  30. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 March, 1907. Issue 38293, col C, p. 5.
  31. Cayley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 428.
  32. Luard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 313.
  33. Luard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 313.
  34. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 284.
  36. Corbett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/483. f. 488.
  37. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  38. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 284.
  39. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  40. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 284.
  41. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  42. Skipwith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 255.
  43. Tyrwhitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 125.
  44. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392kk.
  45. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  46. Sparks Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 341.
  47. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  48. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 742.
  49. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  50. Stancomb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/82. f. 82.
  51. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 734.
  52. Stancomb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/82. f. 82.
  53. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/420. f. 467.

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).


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