H.M.S. Brilliant (1891)

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H.M.S. Brilliant (1891)
Pendant Number: N.16 (1914)
N.14 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Sheerness Royal Dockyard[2]
Laid down: 1890[3]
Launched: 24 Jun, 1891[4]
Commissioned: 1893[5]
Blockship: 23 Apr, 1918[6]

H.M.S. Brilliant was one of 21 Apollo class second-class cruisers completed in the early to mid 1890s.

Service

In 1910, despite her advanced age, Brilliant was the best gunnery ship of the three tested in the Fourth Cruiser Squadron, scoring 52.52, compared to the average 41.888.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 39.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  7. The National Archives. ADM 1/8328, p. 4.
  8. Warrender Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1384.
  9. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  10. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  11. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  12. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  13. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  14. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  15. Le Marchant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 287/578.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 287.
  17. Walter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/264. f. 310.
  18. Walter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/264. f. 310.
  19. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  20. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 287.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 287.
  23. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 504.
  24. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 504.
  25. The Navy List. (September, 1914). p. 285.
  26. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392m.
  28. Christian Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/403. f. 482.
  29. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  30. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  32. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  33. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  34. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391w.
  35. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.

See Also

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Bibliography


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