H.M.S. Campania (1893)

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H.M.S. Campania (1893)
Pendant Number: P.54 (Apr 1915)
N.15 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Laid down: 1892[3]
Launched: 8 Sep, 1893[4]
Commissioned: 17 Apr, 1915[5]
Foundered: 5 Nov, 1918[6]

H.M.S. Campania was a former Cunard liner purchased when sent to the breakers and converted to a seaplane carrier for the Royal Navy.

Service

Campania was supposed to accompany the Grand Fleet when it sortied to fight the Battle of Jutland, but started off two and a half hours late. Mindful of the submarine threat faced by an unescorted vessel, Jellicoe ordered her to return to Scapa Flow.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 66.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 66.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 66.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 51.
  7. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392b.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 144.

Bibliography

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Kite Balloon Ships
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