H.M.S. Blazer (1870)

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H.M.S. Blazer (1870)
Pendant Number: 5[1]
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[2]
Launched: 7 Dec, 1870[3]
Sold: 19 Aug, 1919[4]
H.M.S. Blazer was one of six Ant class gunboats completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Comet and Blazer were put through trials over a measured mile in Stokes Bay off Portsmouth on 14-15 March, 1871 under the command of Captain E. B. Rice, achieving mean speeds of 8.741 and 8.734 knots, respectively.[5]

Blazer was renamed Charm at some point before April, 1915.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 16, 1871; pg. 5; Issue 27012.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392r.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1908). p. 285.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 285.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 285.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 392m.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392m.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391u.

Bibliography


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