H.M.S. Camperdown (1885)

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H.M.S. Camperdown (1885)
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 18 Dec, 1882[2]
Launched: 24 Nov, 1885[3]
Completed: 14 Mar, 1887[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1889[5]
Sold: 11 Jul, 1911
Fate: Scrapped

Commissioned in 1889, H.M.S. Camperdown was one of six "Admiral" class battleships.

Service

Most infamously, Camperdown collided with and sank the Mediterranean flagship, the battleship Victoria on 22 June 1893, killing 358, including Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon. Camperdown had been the division leader of the second column, and under the meek direction of Rear-Admiral Albert Hastings Markham had, after some worry, rotely adhered to a very ill-considered manoeuvre command issued by Tryon.

Radio

In 1901, while serving in the Reserve Squadron, she had been equipped with or was slated to receive a "1 to 52" W/T set.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  4. Burt. British Battleships: 1889-1904. p. 32.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 29.
  6. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1901. p. 111.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 208.
  8. Bridgeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1187.
  9. Bridgeman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1187.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 208.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 7 June, 1894. Issue 34284, col E, p. 10.
  12. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 210.
  14. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 236.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 237.
  17. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  18. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  19. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  20. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.

Bibliography


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