H.M.S. Caroline (1914)

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H.M.S. Caroline (1914)
Pendant Number: 87 (1914)
30 (Jan 1918)
44 (Apr 1918)[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird[2]
Laid down: 28 Jan, 1914[3]
Launched: 29 Sep, 1914[4]
Commissioned: Dec, 1914[5]
Preserved:

H.M.S. Caroline was one of six Caroline class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy early in the Great War.

Along with the dreadnought Texas, she is one of two survivors of the Grand Fleet.

Service

As soon as she was available, Caroline was made temporary leader of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla, replacing Swift in that role as that ship went into a refit.[6]

In the Battle of Jutland, she was one of five light cruisers of the Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron screening the Battle Fleet.[7]

She recommissioned at Pembroke on 26 June, 1919.[8]

She paid off at Portsmouth on 17 February, 1922.[9]

Alterations

In 1915 or 1916, she trialed a Wise Pressure Telegraphy System Type B for torpedo control.[10]

Caroline was fitted with a director in March, 1918. This alteration required her pole mast to be replaced with a tripod mast for greater rigidity.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 56.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 47.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 56.
  6. Grand Fleet Conferences, 1914. pp218-219.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 742.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 734.
  10. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1916. p. 30.
  11. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 23. pp. 11-12.
  12. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 36.
  13. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 36.
  14. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  15. Wintour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 245.
  16. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 36.
  17. Crooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 36.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 753.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 753.
  21. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/465. f. 538.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 753.
  23. Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/465. f. 538.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 742.
  25. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  26. Wykes-Sneyd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 164.
  27. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/10. f. 11.
  28. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  29. Reinold Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/377. ff. 218, 377.
  30. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.
  31. Hemans Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/47/151. f. 356.

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • 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).
  • Admiralty, Gunnery Branch (1918). Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. C.B. 1456. Copy No. 10 at Admiralty Library, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Admiralty, Technical History Section (1919). The Technical History and Index: Fire Control in H.M. Ships. Vol. 3, Part 23. C.B. 1515 (23) now O.U. 6171/14. At The National Archives. ADM 275/19.


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