H.M.S. Bristol (1910)

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H.M.S. Bristol (1910)
Pendant Number: 99 (1914)
20 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: John Brown[2]
Laid down: 23 Mar, 1909[3]
Launched: 23 Feb, 1910[4]
Commissioned: Dec, 1910[5]
Sold: 9 May, 1921[6]
Fate: to Ward, Hayle[7]

H.M.S. Bristol was one of five Bristol class cruisers completed for the Royal Navy in 1910.

Service

Bristol commissioned at Devonport 17 December, 1910. She was serving with Second Fleet out of Devonport in mid-1913, until ordered to be recommissioned at Devonport on 1 July for service in the Second Light Cruiser Squadron.[8]

Bristol recommissioned on 4 May, 1916.[9]

Bristol under the command of Captain George James Todd‎ and Dartmouth were part of the Allied naval force that sortied from Brindisi in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto on 14-15 May, 1917. Bristol was not damaged in the indecisive and confused action.

She was reduced to a C. & M. Party at Portsmouth in January, 1920.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

The conflict between Brendon and Todd is acknowledged.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 51.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  7. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 45.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 288.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 745.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 735.
  11. Bentinck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 47.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 287.
  13. Bentinck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 47.
  14. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/1. f. 1.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392n.
  16. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/1. f. 1.
  17. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 745.
  19. Todd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/7. f. 7.

Bibliography

  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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