H.M.S. Boadicea (1908)

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H.M.S. Boadicea (1908)
Pendant Number: 4C (1914)
19 (Jan 1918)
11 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[2]
Ordered: 1907 Programme[3]
Laid down: 1 Jun, 1907[4]
Launched: 14 May, 1908[5]
Commissioned: Jun, 1909[6]
Sold: 13 Jul, 1926[7]
Fate: to Alloa, Rosyth[8]

Completed in 1909, H.M.S. Boadicea was one of seven scout cruisers in her class.

Service

Boadicea was ordered in 1909 to replace Topaze as flag ship of Commodore in Charge of First Destroyer Flotilla.[9]

Boadicea served as flagship of the Third Destroyer Flotilla during the period from 1910-1912 (at least), under the flag of Robert Arbuthnot.

She recommissioned at Chatham on 6 June, 1911.[10] In November, 1911, she was serving as flotilla cruiser for the First Destroyer Flotilla, leading a mix of Beagles and "Tribals".[11]

In early 1913, she was flotilla cruiser of Third Destroyer Flotilla, but was to be re-commissioned on 5 July at Sheerness[12] to serve with the Second Battle Squadron.[10]

Boadicea was still attached to Second Battle Squadron in September, 1914,[13] under the command of Captain Woolcombe,[14]

She was one of four scout cruisers attached to the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland, under the command of Captain Woolcombe.[15]

She was refit to be a minelayer in December, 1917, laying 184 mines in three operations.[16] In this configuration, she could carry 66 mines and conduct six laying operations per month to a radius of 2120 miles.[17]

Boadicea paid off at Chatham on 18 February, 1920.[18]

Navigational Equipment

The ship was one of seven which tested Willis and Robinson Electric Revolution Telegraphs; all the other ships were much larger than she. Testing was completed in late 1913.[19]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 50.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 50.
  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, 1909). p. 286.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Navy List (July, 1913). p. 286.
  11. March. British Destroyers. p. 160.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). pp. 743-4.
  13. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September 1914). p. 8.
  14. Naval Operations. Volume I. p. 438.
  15. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 33, 43.
  16. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 117.
  17. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, Mining Appendix, 1917-18. Plate 7.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 735.
  19. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 607 of 24 Oct, 1913.
  20. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  21. Leake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 69.
  22. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  23. Charlton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 282.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 286.
  25. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  26. Benwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/200. f. 215.
  27. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  28. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  29. Carey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/201. f. 216.
  30. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 286.
  31. Carey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/201. f. 216.
  32. Fox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 320.
  33. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 286.
  34. Fox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 320.
  35. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392l.
  36. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 267.
  37. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392n.
  39. Candy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/279. f. 279.
  40. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  41. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391v.
  42. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  43. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  44. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 743.
  45. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 743.
  46. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 743.

Bibliography


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