H.M.S. Blonde (1910)

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H.M.S. Blonde (1910)
Pendant Number: C7 (1014)
18 (Jan 1918)
64 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1909 Programme[3]
Laid down: 6 Dec, 1909[4]
Launched: 22 Jul, 1910[5]
Commissioned: May, 1911[6]
Sold: 6 May, 1920[7]
Fate: to T. C. Pas, Holland[8]

H.M.S. Blonde was a scout cruiser in the Royal Navy completed in 1911. Modern sources often treat her as the name ship of a two-vessel class, but we treat her as contemporary documents do, as one of seven ships of the Boadicea class.

Service

Commissioned at Pembroke Dock 17 May, 1911. Soon thereafter, she became the flagship cruiser of First Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

She was refit to be a minelayer in September, 1917.[10] In this configuration, she could carry 66 mines and conduct six laying operations per month to a radius of 2120 miles.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 50.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 50.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 50.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 286.
  10. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  11. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  12. Bonham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43.
  13. Bonham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43.
  14. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/259. f. 259.
  15. Mackenzie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/259. f. 259.
  16. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 286.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 286.
  20. Blunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 109.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392l.
  22. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  23. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392m.
  25. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391u.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 743.
  28. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  29. Wood-Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/371. f. 420.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  31. Exact date not recorded. This is his retirement date.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 743.
  33. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.
  34. Hanning-Lee Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/507. f. 510.

Bibliography


Boadicea Class Scout Cruiser
Boadicea Group
  Boadicea Bellona  
Blonde Group
  Blonde Blanche  
Active Group
  Active Amphion Fearless  
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